How to Restore Acer Aspire 5100 to Factory Setting

by Andrew Todd

The Acer Aspire 5100 includes built-in software called "Acer eRecovery Management" that allows you to back up, recover and restore your Acer Aspire 5100. If you computer has been infected with several viruses, or if you would like to just start with a clean system, you can use the Acer eRecovery Management software to return your system to the exact condition and settings as when it was purchased. Prior to restoring your computer, be sure to back up all your important files and documents to a removable device, then remove the device from the system, because all the computer's contents will be deleted.


Open the "Start" menu, then click "All Programs" and place your mouse cursor over the folder labeled "Acer Empowering Technology." Select the "Acer Empowering Technology" icon from the folder.


Click the "Acer eRecovery Management" icon that is now on your desktop.


Click "Restore" at the bottom of the "Acer eRecovery Management" window.


Select "Restore system to factory default" from the "Restore" menu. The computer will restart and automatically begin the restoration process.


  • close All data will be erased from the computer during the restoration process.

About the Author

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.

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