Hardware Drivers :: Acer - No BIOS Pass Test Beep?
Nov 10, 2013
Went to boot up my Acer this evening to no avail. I can see it start to cycle through searching the DVD drive and see the read/right red LED light for the hard drive go on for about 5 seconds, then nothing. No BIOS test pass beep. I know that it beeps once for passing, then continues to boot.
I took the side panel off and reseated all the connections including the Mem strips. At one time I left a strip out intentionally for a continuous beep, which is what it's suppose to do.
Today I just found my 2 ram modules hidden in my drawers, since these 2 are the same as the 2 I am using along with 2 other modules, I decided to install the 4 identical ram modules(GEIL 1D DDR2 800mhz). Initially, I had 2 ramaxel 1g 667mhz and 2 GEIL 1G DDR2 800mhz. When I did this, there were several beeps, I couldn't define how many because the beeps sounded weird and not in sequence. Some pauses were longer than the other. When I hear it longer, I think it's 2 or 3 beeps. I have never seen any problems with installing identical rams as its the optimal thing to do and most users do it. Here's my computer manual [URL] .....
I have an Acer Aspire laptop which has recently stopped booting up. It doesn't display anything when powered on. I know it is not a problem with windows because it doesn't even display the Bios boot screen. Why is this? The fans start but I cant hear the hard drive.
These are the steps I've taken-- OS Win 8, pre-installed by Acer.
1) Make recovery USB using the Acer recovery wizard, with the laptop in stock configuration.
2) Install msata as secondary drive
3) Go to Computer management and initialize the msata and format with GPT style. Format the drive, assign a drive letter. (I only see 1 partition). I did this as NTFS/default allocation size. Is this where I went wrong?
4) Remove the factory HDD (listed as HDD0 in BIOS)
5) Boot to BIOS 5a) in BIOS, disable secure boot. 5b) Go to legacy mode 5c) Set msata (HDD1 in BIOS) as #1 in boot order
6) boot to USB recovery drive, follow steps to restore from USB (clean install, make partitions as it wants)
7) remove USB, reboot.
Error message-- no bootable device. I can basically load the USB again or the BIOS.
I have had Win 8 Pro up and running for about a month and I am having a continuing printing problem. I have 2 printers that I am trying to print to. An HP 4250 and a Ricoh C821DN. Both are on the network and I access them through the local IP address. They both installed fine, but half the time I cannot print to them. When I print, the print command finishes, but nothing prints and nothing is in the que.
I try printing a test page and I get an error box saying that "Test Page Failed to Print". Running through the troubleshooter only makes the printer the default printer and that has no effect. I can see the printer through my browser by typing in the IP address and everything is fine. I also have my laptop running windows 7 right next to me on the network and it prints to both printers just fine.
Sometimes Win 8 will print and sometimes it wont, often for hours at a time.
I downloaded the drivers for windows 7 x64bit for the SD card reader in my system. I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro x64.
I had the same issue with Windows 8 and now that I have settled on 8.1 need to fix my card reader. Funny thing is that the drivers from Microsoft load (2006) and all devices look fine in Device Manager.
Even after installing the link from Acer and even searching around and getting other ones from Lenovo, HP still no go.
I have Acer Aspire v5-571G and the Acer Launch Manager, does not start in my windows8.1. it just stays there, does not apear on screen or what so ever, its really hard to turn of wifi and bluetooth without it.
I have windows 8 installed on my Acer Aspire TimelineX and everything is working great, but sometimes I have the battery indicator, and sometimes I don't , I hate not knowing when my laptops gunna die.
I have a acer aspire v5-743pg laptop. Apparently its brightness is so dim now even thou i set it to the highest brightness possible, i mean i use my laptop when it was in windows 8.1 in the lowest brightness and i can see everything fine, not too dark and not too bright.After downgrading it to windows 8, now even thou i set it in around half of the bar the brightness is still grayish like everything is like a shadow( i hope you understand what i say). Its just to dark for me now do you think i need to update some of my hardware if so, what hardware might it be?
I have recently bought an Acer S670MG or M679G desktop computer with the following specs.
Intel core 2 due 3.1ghz. 6mb L2 cache. 6gb ddr3 ram at 1066mhz bus Nvidia Geforce 9800GT 512mb/256bits external graphic card. 1tb SATA WD hdd.
And I have facing a problem that when I turned ON computer it sounds a beep and Acer Empowering People appears a couple of seconds then display is gone. then after coupe of seconds, again beeps sounds and again Acer logo appears and then starts the windows. Why this happens. because of that booting time is much longer.
In bios. I tried two hard drive modes. native ide and Raid. third is AHCI I think and this I did not try yet.
I have a Lenovo G510 i7(which does not seem fantastically faster than my celeron Samsung R530!). I have replaced the DVD with a SSD. I have cloned the HDD to the SSD, made changes in the BIOS(changed to ACHI,switched to Legacy, put the SSD first in boot) but get the message "no bootable device insert disc and press any key". If I use UEFI I do not see the SSD. I have googled this until my finders are sore to no avail. How to boot from the SSD and once I can do this can I reformat the HDD? The SSD is called A:, the HDD C:. I cannot change the drive letters.
I have a Samsung DP700A3D All-In-One. It came preinstalled with Windows 8. I remember it being version 6.2 (?). I always seem to try things above and beyond my skill set (Current Computer Science student). I installed Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit alongside Windows 8 with no problems. I aloud the Ubuntu to do the partioning. It used Grub2 for bootloader. I wasn't happy with that wanting to use Windows Boot Manager. After changing this and reloading that, somehow the windows 8 partition did a recovery. I can now not boot anything. I'm currently on Ubuntu live CD. I can see the drives from here. There are partitions labeled SAMSUNG_REC, SAMSUNG_REC2, 487 GB Volume(Windows files inside), Windows RE tools, and 481 GB Volume(Ubuntu files inside). When I boot the machine, I get the Install Boot Media ?? comment at attempted start-up. When I was setting up the Ubuntu alongside Windows I could access BIOS(?) with an F2 press at initial flash screen. Now I cannot. I can do nothing but run the Ubuntu Live CD. I don't want to try Fresh install of Ubuntu because there are files on Ubuntu partition because there are files that are too large for me to back-up else where that are very important. I KNOW .... BACK-UP BACK-UP BACK-UP!! It however is too late for that..
I have been trouble with a few bsod problems and i was instructed to change my ram timings to 9-9-9-24 so i did and i also changed my frquency to 1333 but hen when i go into cpu-z i get different results or is this the same.
Some time ago I replaced an IDE hard drive with Windows 8 installed for an SSD drive onto which I installed Windows 7. I would like to know if I can temporarily swap back to the IDE drive (Windows 8) while I obtain the Windows Product Key (embedded in BIOS apparently) and then replace the SSD drive (Windows 7), or boot from an external docking station and if so how do I do that?I am totally confused about the BIOS. Does a different OS change the BIOS details?
how to change my BIOS into UEFI. I tried to flash a UEFI BIOS file attached on Acer website but it wont start flashing. The latest version of UEFI installer is not responding when I want to flash it, the older version said I need to have the same type of BIOS installed. how to install UEFI on my system?
I have recently built a new computer and installed Windows 8. All was running fine (including USB devices such as iPhone, flash drive etc), however since upgrading to Windows 8.1, none of my USB devices are showing up at all. Oddly, the mouse and keyboard still work.
When I go into the BIOS, all my devices (iPhone, Flash drive, keyboard and mouse etc) all show up in there, so I'm guessing it's a driver/Windows 8.1 issue that I'm missing?
I have been to the ASUS website and downloaded all the drivers I can find, but still no luck.
My motherboard is an "Asus Z97 Pro". I have tried contacting Asus support, but they are completely useless!
Ever since switching to AHCI mode, I've noticed that my keyboard has issues with the volume wheel not working properly. Also after setting up the LED lighting on the keyboard and a few restarts later, I've notice that when restarting my system the keyboard LED, blue in this case, will automatically show up and when it does, and I use the del key to get into BIOS doesn't work. I have to move the the usb connection to a different port, restart and keyboard LED will be white. This time using the del key, I can get into my BIOS no problem. This never happened when I was using native IDE mode.
Every few weeks, I have to get my old graphics card and change the BIOS settings because the CSM mode just resets out of nowhere. The new graphics card isn't compatible with windows 8 so I have to go back and enable the CSM settings to get it to work. Is there a reason why my BIOS keeps resetting the next morning I wake up?
I have a CM6730 Asus PC with a P8H61-M PRO/CM6630 motherboard.
I was having problems getting good Graphics performance and the topic of Integrated vs discrete GPU came up, the options in the BIOS were set to use iGPU, since then I do not get the option on boot to enter the BIOS.
I have tried ASUS but they want me to send the unit in for repair.
When startup pc (black screen) massage displayed" Please insert correct disk" message exact forgot. Next a few second this is massage displayed:"Please floppy disk insert to drive A" again massage exact forgot.
Will be updated via USB BIOS . What should I do to prepare a USB?