My Acer T180 has all of a sudden stopped booting up. Every time I switch it on all that happens is the ACER start screen appears. I am given the option to press DEL to Enter Setup or F12 for Boot Menu, but when I press either button nothing happens. Any advice on what the problem maybe will be greatfully received.
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Your computer is having some problems at POST. Try removing one of the memory dimms you have installed. In case you have one leave it like that and remove Hard Drives, optical drives, any usb devices on the back and try again. In case it boots start attaching the hard drive and try again.. if it boots, add the optical drive and so on until you get the failure. I hope this helps.
I have the same model and had the same problem. Fortunately there is a simple fix - unplug all your USB devices (mouses, printers etc). It should now boot!
Assuming that fixed it, it was trying to boot from a USB drive for some unknown reason. I think it was due to the latest windows XP update. Wierd. Hit F12 next time you reboot and make sure it is booting from hard disk first.