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I need to reset my BIOS back to default factory settings and the only commands I can see in the BIOS setup, which might relate to to this are, "Load Optimal Defaults" or by pressing F9 for optimized defaults. Can I reset whilst in BIOS and if so are these the correct commands to use.
Please note that my current BIOS is the original version supplied at pc purchase and has not been upgraded.
I assume that resetting the BIOS does not restore my OS , system files , programmes etc etc to factory default.
I have been trying to find a service manual for this pc without much success and would value any assistance in trying to locate one.
You are 100% correct. That is the way to reset your bios. No data will be lost. Service Manuals are only available for Acer Repair Centre and Acer Service Providers only.
Many thanks. After resetting BIOS my problem cleared.
Original Problem :My CPU fan went to a permanent full speed condition despite good CPU temperatures.This problem occurred shortly after the installation of the Speedfan utility and I thought that possibly BIOS may have been corrupted. BIOS was still indicating SMART enabled for the CPU fan.
Resetting the BIOS cleared the problem and the SMART configuration is working normally.
I am not saying that Speedfan was the problem, I was only using it in its monitoring mode, however it can also be configured to control fan speed. Uninstalling Speedfan did not clear the problem.
Re motherboard manual. After much web searching I found some useful information on a similar board whose layout is virtually the same as the ACER. The board is Foxconn Bengal RS780.
Thanks for your help