I have never seen anything like this before. The laptop will not boot up in the house plugged in or not. They take it outside, and it works. A tech guy came over to the house and installed a wireless router in the house as well. Any ideas???
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Put 'Hard Drive C:' before 'Network' in the boot order
(If the hard drive does not appear in the boot order, that's why the PXE network boot agents start)
Note : Check that the hard drive is seen in the BIOS setup
PXE (pronounce Pixie) is an agent used to boot on to the network
It's using the DHCP protocol to localise a server where the image of the OS is located
In order to PXE boot press F12 at startup or configure the boot order in BIOS to display 'Network' before 'Hard Drive C:'
If, for any reason, the hard drive is not seen the computer will attempt to boot on the network controller.
That is caused by the hard drive is missing, unplugged or failed
Can you plug pick up internet with a different laptop in the same place? If another laptop can plug in with the same ethernet cable and get a signal then you know its "your" laptop and not the cable or the connection, If it is your laptop that is the problem, check to see if your network card is working properly by going into device manager. My guess is you need a new network card.
Try installing the latest LAN driver. Download the LAN and device drivers from the Acer WEB site. Makesure you select the model of your laptop the drivers you that require thatmatches the Windows version that is installed on your laptop. Use this link toget to the Acer support: - http://www.acersupport.com/drivers_download.aspx
Shut it off, pull the battery out. Unplug all devices that you might have plugged into the laptop (anything USB, cards, etc). With the battery OUT, and the power cord unplugged, hold down the power-on button for about 20-30 seconds. Reinstall the battery and/or power cord and then boot the machine into safe mode (hit "f8" white booting on windows operating systems to get into the safe mode menu). Try booting safe mode NO networking (top choice). Still locks up? Possible issues are 1) Bad or failing HD 2) Failing RAM 3) Virus or drive issues.
Booting into safe mode should allow you to run a virus scan, then clean and defrag the HD and check for resource conflicts or "flags" for issues (control panel, administrative tools, browse until you find "Event Viewer" and click each icon in the drop down field on the left and read the "errors" in red on the right).
We'll need your OS and laptop model number as well as things like wireless devices or anything custom you've done or have installed.
Try updating the video driver and the BIOS. See if anything changes. If not change try booting to Safe Mode (F8 at boot) and see if the issue occurs there. If it does, replace the palmrest, if not edit MSCONFIG Startup group and Non-Microsoft services and see if the issue stops.
Also, id you haven't moved the system from it's location, try a different room or outside I've seen appliances like air filtration systems cause point issues too A palmrest on Ebay, generally abour $50 to $100 depending on model