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I tried to factory reset it and it didn't load windows back

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I tried to factory reset it and it didn't load windows back and the thing would start and restart. now I found out about alt f10 and f2 to get into cmos. well nothing in f10 will repair it so trying to get f2 I get a password ***** I don't know or I haven't put on.
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your computer? What version of Windows are you running?
Customer: acer aspire one AO1-431-C8G8
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: I don't know
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: after I typed the wrong password ***** times it gave a password *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there and welcome

The Bios is separate to this and will not help (F2).

It is F10 you wish to use.

What exactly happens when you use F10 (tapping on it as the computer is starting up)?