I have an acer aspire 5100 and tried to fix it as it was freezing so i tried to restore it to factory settings!It just switched off instead and went black!now when I switch it on it just stays black has a white underscore in the upper left corner of the screen!
I don't what to say about that. I have never come across that problem before. Have you tried pressing F8 as soon as you turn it on? Have you put a windows disc in to see if it will boot from the disc? The only info I could find on PXE is at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment Maybe you can get a better idea of what it is and how to fix it if the options above do not work. Good luck.
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. To activate the BIOS utility, press F2 during post.
To start the recovery process:
1. Restart the system.
2. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process.
3. Refer to onsreen instructions to perform system recovery.
Follow this steps.
Thank you for using FixYa.com
what do you mean that the hard drive has been wiped out? did you reinstall a new operating system on the PC? if that so & you still want to bring back all the software & settings that came originally with this PC then you can try this.
How to Restore Acer Aspire 5100 to Factory Setting
Instructions 1 Open the "Start" menu, then click "All Programs" and place your mouse cursor over the folder labeled "Acer Empowering Technology." Select the "Acer Empowering Technology" icon from the folder.
2 Click the "Acer eRecovery Management" icon that is now on your desktop.
3 Click "Restore" at the bottom of the "Acer eRecovery Management" window.
4 Select "Restore system to factory default" from the "Restore" menu. The computer will restart and automatically begin the restoration process.
1. Power on the machine 2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery 3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings” 4. Click “OK” to continue 5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes). 6. Once eRecovery has run, press “OK” to reboot unit
If you created your system restore CDs when you purchased the system, insert your first CD into the CD drive and boot your computer. This will restore your computer to factory settings. ALL DATA WILL BE LOST.
1 Ensure all Data is backed up, all data will be deleted. 2 Restart machine 3 When your unit switches back on hold down alt & tap f10 repeatedly...(on Acer icon) 4 Please wait a moment until prompted, -How would you like to restore?- 5 Please select –Restore system to factory default- 6 Enter your defined password or enter six zeros ‘000000’ 7 Click ok 8 Please wait until process completed, this will take 45min – 1hour
If you are able, when the pc is booting up keep pressing F8, this will take you to safe mode and not allow the graphics driver to run.
When in the safe mode options, select either Last known good configuration or start windows in safe mode.
Last known good configuration should find the last good system settings, when it reboots.
Start windows in safe mode allows you to go into windows using the administartor account, and then you should select system restore and restore back to the day before or just before you updated the graphics driver.