ACER Iconia Tab W500 hard reset

    Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card before factory reset. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place. If you are about to sell your phone and you want to wipe your personal data, or if your phone affected with virus you have to do a hard reset. In some cases, you can delete the forgotten password or lock pattern from your device as well.


    Resetting your Acer W500 tablet Boot from recovery discs

    Booting your tablet
    There are three ways to boot your tablet:


    1 Quick boot: Press the power button; no external USB keyboard support before Windows boots; always boots from the SSD; overrides BIOS settings.


    2 Normal boot: Simultaneously press the power button and the Windows key; supports USB keyboard, <F2> and <F12> hotkeys; this boot sequence is used if Windows shuts down abnormally or after making changes to BIOS.


    3 Boot from recovery discs: Press the power button, Windows key and volume up key simultaneously. Use this if you need to restore your operating system to factory defaults from the supplied recovery discs.

    Key functions for boot menus
    For menus displayed before Windows boots:
    Windows key: Select the highlighted menu option.
    Volume up/down: Move the cursor up or down.

    Recovering your Acer Iconia W500 system

    Your computer was shipped with a set of recovery DVDS that contains the
    system recovery information. While the tablet is turned off, plug in an external
    DVD drive, insert the first disc into the DVD drive. Press the Windows key,
    volume up key, and power button simultaneously to turn on the system. Follow
    the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
    You will be reminded to remove the discs from the drive before your computer
    reboots.

    There is a way to restore the Tablet without using the CDs, it worked for my Iconia Tab W500, to do so, follow the steps:

    1. Important: Please note that it may not work! Ideally you should use the CDs!
    2. Use ImgBurn to create a ISO image of Recovery CD 1
    3. Now create the image of Recovery CD 2
    4. Format the USB in FAT32, (USB data will be lost)
    5. Unzip the files of the ISO CD 1 into the USB (you can use 7Zip to do so)
    6. Unzip CD 2 into the USB overwriting all existing files
    7. You should have a USB of the size of the two CD 2, if not, something went wrong.
    8. Open the file Restore.dat
    9. Change the line DiscNumber=2 to DiscNumber=1, save changes.
    10. Insert the USB on the tablet
    11. When it starts press F2, and in the BIOS select the USB as the Boot Device
    12. Save and exit
    13. eRecovery should start without asking for the CDs




    There is a way to restore the Tablet without using the CDs, it worked for my Iconia Tab W500, to do so, follow the steps:

    1.-Important: Please note that it may not work! Ideally you should use the CDs!
    2.-Use ImgBurn to create a ISO image of Recovery CD 1
    3.-Now create the image of Recovery CD 2
    4.-Format the USB in FAT32, (USB data will be lost)
    5.-Unzip the files of the ISO CD 1 into the USB (you can use 7Zip to do so)
    6.-Unzip CD 2 into the USB overwriting all existing files
    7.-You should have a USB of the size of the two CD 2, if not, something went wrong.
    8.-Open the file Restore.dat
    9.-Change the line DiscNumber=2 to DiscNumber=1, save changes.
    10.-Insert the USB on the tablet
    11.-When it starts press F2, and in the BIOS select the USB as the Boot Device
    12.-Save and exit
    13.-eRecovery should start without asking for the CDs