I have an Acer Aspire 3000 with a serious problem, it won't load Windows XP and Windows XP is the installed OS.
What happened before the error:
i tried to install Norton Systemworks 2006. Before this, computer was working fine, and yes, I did scan it for viruses. None were found. computer had a partition, but the partition was removed.
Now, I got this computer from a confused cousin, and the history is as follows;
She bought the computer new. However, there was this strange partition in there that seemed to be duplicating everything (or so she told me), so she took it to a friend to have the partitions removed. Okay, the computer worked fine after that. Actually, better than fine, it worked better than it had new. I know, lol, because I tried using it once before and again after.
Now, flash forward a few months and her free trail of McAfee that came with the computer ends and she realizes that she needs some sort of security on it. So she buys Norton as suggested by another friend of hers. Knowing I know something of computers (and she's not all that sure), she gets me to install Norton.
And upon re-starting, I get after the Acer load screen a black screen with "Load error! Press any key to reboot." I press enter, but nothing happens.
So, in it goes to the friendly computer guy who uses the disks that came with the machine to restore it, and it comes back exactly as it was before I installed Norton, only, minus all her saved stuff. Okay, so obviously if there was a problem it has to be gone now, right?
Well, evidently not as when I install Norton again, guess what happens? Right. It's back to the black screen of death telling me, "Load Error! Press any key to reboot."
Now, it did have Norton Ghost on it, and as per the instructions in the book that comes with Norton, I disabled it before trying to install Systemworks because the first time this happened I didn't. I've tried calling the computer tech that fixed it for me before, but I guess he doesn't want to deal with it anymore because he won't return my phone calls or my emails.
how can she solve the problem?
I'm trying to fix my friend's computer. He has an acer laptop running windows xp professional. He said he got a virus and it shut down. When he started it back up it got as far as the windows xp loading screen. This is where it is stuck. It just keeps loading and keeps loading.He left it on for a few hours and it did nothing. We have restarted it like 20 times and still nothing. It won't let me boot to the virus cd i have (malewarebytes virus cd). I changed the boot order and still nothing. I have also tried all the options (None of these options worked eirther) ...
Safe Mode Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration (Your most Recent Settings That worked)
Start Windows Normally
At the top of the screen it says "We Apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Know Good Configuration to revert to the most recent setting that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows Normally."
I also tried all the advanced boot options and nothing worked. It doesn't even give me the option to boot to the cd. It's not showning up that there is a cd. How can i solve this?
I have brand new acer .I have disabled a few things but could do with a bit of help on the rest.Trouble is I am not too sure what they are for,tried reading the manual,ended up even more confused.I basically go on I.E and Google things and read this website,that's about it.
Blue screen comes up after logging in with : "Checking file system on C: Type of file system is FAT 32 One of the disks needs to be checked for consistency Windows is verifying files and folders
Checks until 100% completed then shows "Windows has made corrections to file system".
Then goes back to windows is starting up and then log in again. Cannot find a way to break this loop. Is this virus or Windows fixing itself. Problem started out of the blue, nothing like it before (over 18 months). how can i get rid of it?
I have had an Acer Aspire 5670 for about 2 years. This morning, it was making a horrible noise (I left it on overnight and couldn't hear the noise until I went into my office). It sounded like a fan or spinning noise of some kind, but also might have been an audio file that was stuck repeating the first tenth of a second of the track. In any event, the monitor was dark and the PC was totally nonresponsive. I did a hard reboot and since then, the PC has not worked. The power button does turn it on and I can hear the HDD spinning and the DVD/CD drive looking for a disc (and it will accept/eject discs) but the screen never comes on and the PC doesn't seem to boot up. I don't ever hear the Windows welcome .wav file. how should i fix the problem?
I have an Acer Aspire 3000 laptop with 1 gb of ram. Just put a fresh load of Win XP pro on it, nothing else. System craaaaawls just shy of freezing and is basically unusable...until I take the battery out and just run on AC. Then it runs like a champ. If and when I get a chance to look at task manager, it says that the "system" process is using all the cpu. As soon as I take the battery out, the system process goes down to practically nothing.
This is the third time I have reloaded windows in two days. The first two time it took a little longer to act up...this last time it was immediately after install.
On the first load I got as far as loading all the ACER-specific drivers for that model, and sp3...then it started.
The second time I got as far as the drivers then it started.
This last time, like I said, it was right after install.
I don't think it's hardware specific as I can go to safe mode with the battery in and it runs just fine. suggestions?
My laptop will not boot.It starts up and gets to the windows vista screen where it says: configuring update stage 3 of 3 0% and then restarts and does it all over again and again and , well you get the point. I have tried system repair and it cannot find errors or at least can't seem to fix anything. I have tried all system restore points, but to no avail. how can i solve this problem?
I have Acer Aspire 4270 laptop (pre-installed with Linux), bought a year back. I got Windows Xp (SP 2) installed onto that by the shopkeeper. Now that I am installing Windows XP (SP 2) by myself, I am getting a lot of issue. These are summed as below:
1. Problem finding the LAN, Audio, Graphics/chipset drivers on internet. 2. I installed Audio driver (Z01-Audio_XP Vista-v5423whql <-- for Vista) and its working fine. Also I downloaded a LAN driver (working fine). But could not find any graphics driver.
Main Issue 3. After performing above stuff, when I create a new folder, I cannot rename it. When I try to delete it, it does NOT gets deleted but in turn creates a new folder with the name "New Folder(1)" or (2) like that. I have tried formatting the entire hard disk and installed XP 2-3 times, still no luck.
5. Internet is working fine but cannot take backup of my stuff as same kind of problem occurs in anything I connect to my laptop.
I am really getting frustrated with the issue. Is this issue because of a wrong driver?
It's about my Acer laptop (model 5672) with Windows XP Pro SP3.
The problem with the laptop is that he randomly freezes. It can happened each two days or each 5 minutes. It doesn�t matter what program I�m using. When he freezes, I need to turn him off by pushing the onbutton. When I want to reboot he refuses. He powers on, but when he should be showing the white Acerlogo screen (splash screen?), before the booting of Windows, nothing happens and the screen stays black. The only thing I can do is power him off and start over again. But when I power him off, I noticed that at the end, the dvdwriter makes a lot of noise. Only after a while or a lot of trying (on and off pushing on the button) he boots. The not appearance of the white Acerlogo screen (splash?) at the beginning of the boot process tells me this isn�t a software problem.
I also have to mention that he went back to the factory 3 times in 3 weeks. The first time the hdd was changed, second time the RAM memory was faulty. The third time, they said they "tested complete system=>system OK No trouble found". how can i fix this problem?
I have a friend who has a slow Acer laptop. I told him I would be happy to reformat his hard drive and reinstall everything back to it. However I told him if you don't have the XP cd then forget it. lol. Now let's say he can't find the XP cd. What are my other options if I wanna reformat his hard drive?
i have a windows xp installation disk that came with my old dell pc.would it matter it i tried using that dell windows xp disk on my acer laptop? the acer has vista and it just doesnt run all that great with that os on it. do you think that windows xp would give me any trouble installing it since its not a dell machine?
My Acer XP screen cracked.I looked it up and was able to connect it to a different monitor by using the command: Fn then pressing F5 three times. It worked for the last few months, but Yesterday I accidentally hit the power cord of the monitor and it switched back to the laptop. I tried the command again but this time it didn't work.
Is there another command or something I could do to connect my laptop to the other monitor?
My son purchased an Acer laptop with Win XP. It keeps shutting down during certain processes like converting files and things that run on their own like virus scans and SpySearch and Destroy. We also cannot get his e-mail to receive. It did for a couple days, but now won't work and our broadn band tech support tried all suggestions and said something else is wrong. We figure at this point the best thing to do is reformat the harddrive. This will also get rid of some unwanted files that were already on the harddrive that we can't delete.
The issue: how do we do this. The only disk we have is the Acer recovery disks.
I'm not sure if this counts as a hardware or software problem, sorry if I've posted it in the wrong forum.
My parents have an acer laptop, it is about 3 years old, it has a centrino 1.6, 256mb ram, 40GB HD, CDRW and windows XP.
it was working perfectly, and when last used it shut down normally. However on trying to boot it up today it gets to a screen that says �load error! "Press any key to reboot"however when pressing a key it just displays the load error message again and seems stuck in a loop.
This happens only a couple of seconds into the boot sequence, the screen immediately before the error screen gives the following information:
Base Memory xxxxx Extended memory xxxxx Total memory xxxxxx
Auto detecting IDE device Primary master xxxxxx Secondary master
Insyde ACPI bios initialised
At the bottom of the screen it says � Press F2 to enter system configuration�
If I press F2 at that point I get into the BIOS.
I did not know what to do, I wondered whether Windows had been corrupted so decided to wipe the hard drive and reinstall windows using the recovery CD�s supplied with Acer.
After going into the BIOS to change to boot device to the CD drive, the clean reinstall seemed to go well, everything progressed, as normal and every thing seemed to being reinstalled. I was optimistic that all would be well.
However, on rebooting after the reinstall I got the same error message as I had done before. (I had changed the boot device to drive C)
I tried doing a full reinstall again, though of coarse it did not help, and right now I don�t have a clue how to progess in trying to solve the problem.
So I have tried EVERYTHING to get an operating system onto my Acer 3610 laptop. It has a brand new IDE Hard Drive, brand new RAM chips.
I have tried to load XP by using the standard install disc. I have tried to pre-load the i386 folder onto the HD and run through DOS. I have tried to install DOS 7.1. I have tried to install XP using a Win98 Boot Disc. I have tried to install using Hiren's Boot CD.
Every time I try there is an unknown issue. When directly booting from XP cd gives a "LINE 1026 txtsetup.sif error." DOS 7.1 has a "CPU Error - Incorrect OPCODE." I have tried using another laptop to start the XP install process, then move the hard drive back to the Acer when XP setup reaches the "Remove DISC and restart computer" portion.
I cannot seem to figure out what the issue is. I have seen posts saying several of these are hardware issues, although every removable piece of hardware is either replaced or have been reset on the laptop.
I have an Acer Travelmate 4200 that got a drink spilled on it last night. It spilled all over the keyboard, so we took apart the top section of the keyboard to clean it out and dried it upside down last night to get any remaining liquid out.
Now the computer will not load. The green power light comes on and it acts like it is trying to read the DVD drive but then it does nothing. The fan comes on as well. But no screen or anything else.
Got a user who has a Acer 5100-3583 notebook with windows XP, the keyboard and touchpad are unresponsive after multiple reboots and standard trouble shooting yield no results.? The unit is only 14 months old and out of warranty. Any clues?
It will read from DVD-ROM drive as it reads a DVD movie when inserted. No USB devices such as keyboard and mouse work either.