To perform a system restore on an Acer laptop running on Windows 7, Windows XP or Windows Vista, click the Start menu, and then select All Programs. Click the Acer folder from the program list, and then open Acer eRecovery Management. Click Yes if prompted, click Restore on the left-hand side of the Acer eRecovery Management window, and then select Completely Restore System To Factory Defaults. Select Yes on the Confirmation screen, and then click Start.
Click OK if prompted, and wait for a few seconds as the computer restarts. After the computer restarts, click Next to agree to the notice on your screen. The notice informs you that you will lose all your data. Click Cancel if you have not backed up your data, or click Next to proceed to the next step.
On the final confirmation screen, click Next, and then click OK again to begin the restoration process. When the restoration process ends, click OK to restart the computer. Windows restarts, takes a few minutes to complete the restoration process, and restarts again the last time to launch the Setup screen.
In Windows 8, press the Windows key on the keyboard, click Search, and type ‘’recover’’ into the search box. Click Acer Recovery Management, select Restore Factory Settings, click Next, select Fully Clean The Drive, and then click Reset.