i have a acer aspire 3690 and i am trying to restore windows xp to its factory settings how do i do that

i have an acer aspire 3690 i am trying to restore to factory settings  and it is only letting me go back to a certain date all i want on it is what org. came on the computer and the internet  i dont have any disk
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Page 28 of the manual for your system describes how to use the built in Acer eRecovery Management software to restore your system to factory settings.

Doing so will wipe out all your personal data and when you get done, I think you would have to set up your Internet connection again since the factory settings are unlikely to know anything about your current Internet setup.

If you are having a problem with your system, I think I would rather fix whatever the problem is but here is what Acer has to say about it:

The manual is here:

http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?modelId=5

Part of that section reads like this:

The restore and recovery features allow you to restore or recover the system
from a factory default image, from a user created image, or from previously
created CD and DVD backups. You can also reinstall applications and drivers for your Acer system.

1. Press <Alt> + <F10> or select Acer eRecovery Management from the
Empowering Technology toolbar to start Acer eRecovery Management.

2. Switch to the restore and recovery page by selecting the Restore button.

3.  Select the backup point you would like to restore from. You can also
choose to recover the system from a factory default image, recover from a
previously created CD/DVD or reinstall applications and drivers.

4.  Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

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