When I press alt+f10 I get the Acer eRecovery Management pop-up...
I have 2 options:
1)restore system to factory default
I only want to restore to factory default. Now if I choose this option will I need to hook up an external CD/DVD Drive and then run the recovery CD?
Can I just Restore system to factory default with out having a Disc?
It all depends, does your notebook has a recovery partition installed or maybe you have the Acer eRecovery mangement tool on a couple of DVD (2 restoration DVD for 32 bit versions and 4 for 64 bit versions).
Ultimately I will advised you to create a set of recovery disc (as back up) and leave the recovery partition on your hard drive untouched (when it comes to this part of my PC I'm a bit paranoiac- The recovery partition is too important-loosing the it may require the purchase of another windows installation disc...recovery CD for acer (for 20 bucks) no please )