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No bootable device, hit any key


The bios cannot find any device it can boot from. This can occur because of hard disk failure, a loose connection or file corruption. There usually is a boot menu that you can get to from the bios by hitting some key specified by your bios manufacturer during the POST bootup process. Usually there is some message on screen like 'press esc for bootup options' or 'press f2 to enter bios setup' or something similar. As your machine starts up, try hitting ESC, F2, F5, F8 or F12 -one at a time-hitting each key several times during bootup (maybe your manual can give you a hint). If you get into the BIOS setup screen, look at the screen that tells you what the BIOS thinks you have attached for storage. If you don't see a hard disk there, you have a definite hardware problem. If you get into a boot option screen, try putting a Windows Installation CD, or a recovery CD from your laptop manufacturer, in the CD-ROM drive of your computer and enabling the machine to boot from the CD-ROM. If the PC boots from the CD-ROM, you may be able to use Windows Recovery mode or your manufacturer's recovery disk to get your hard drive working again. If you have any files you can't live without on your hard drive, look into getting your hard drive out of your laptop and into a USB drive enclosure that you can use another PC to try and read those files from the hard drive prior to attempting any recovery options, as some of them erase all files on your hard drive. Also check to see if your PC has manufacturer diagnostics that you can boot into to check your hardware with before attempting any other type of repairs.

Sep 04, 2014 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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I want to restore my acer laptop with windows vista to factory settings


Most computers come with either a recovery CD/DVD or a recovery partition that is hidden on the computer. This is true for most HP and Dell machines now these days.
If you have one of these, you can access the recovery from within Windows or during startup.
You can also press the F10 key multiple times during bootup to get access to the recovery console in case Windows is not loading properly.
Note that all of your data will be lost on the hard drive. Using a recovery CD is not the same as repairing XP. When you repair windows XP, all of the system files are replaced with the original ones, but your data and application remain intact.





May 04, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4520-5950 Laptop

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My MD2614u I believe overheated. It had been in use all day while sitting on a wooden desk. The computer was shut down by putting it in sleep mode. A short time later we tried to reboot and all of the...


I suggest you wait at least 1 hr before trying to restart it. Leave the laptop off during this time. This will give enough time to the CPU and other components to cool down.

Mar 23, 2010 | Gateway MD2614u Notebook

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Why my battery status says 1hr 30 minutes remaining only to say next minute that i have 5hr remaining, than it says 3 hr, only to say i have 4hr 28 minutes remaining?


Hello,


90% of the reason is that ,depending on the working condition the backup of battery varies . What I mean is , if you are running a software which need high resources (example nfs games) then back up reduces and on the other hand if you are running a simple program like ms word ,paint etc maximum backup.

Hope you get the answer.

Mar 11, 2010 | Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

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My Averatec 3225 HS starts with the Windows logo and then goes black


Most of the time there is a problem with your Video Card Drivers. They are either corrupt or the incorrect drivers for your card. Try the following steps to resolve the problem:

1. Boot your PC in Safe Mode(press F8 during bootup)
2. Once your system is up and running, change your Video Card Drivers to a default of VGA or sVGA and reboot again
3. If the System its booting up correctly this time, Locate the Video Card manufacturer on the Web and then try to find and install the correct drivers for your Video Card

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Dec 07, 2009 | Averatec 3200 Notebook

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I do not know my password to log in on my laptop what do i do


if you have lost your user password try booting into safe mode (hold F8 during bootup, before the windows logo screen) and see if the administrator account is there and unpassworded.

Oct 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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System Restore


Recovery procedure for Acer netbooks.

Important Information

The Recovery disc will help you to restore the hard drive with the original software content that was installed when you purchased your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your hard drive. Your drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased. It is important to back up all data files before you use this option.

Restoration procedure:

1. Press the power button to turn the system on.

2. Select to boot from a USB optical drive. There are two ways to do this:

2.1. Press <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup) to enter BIOS Setup.

2.1.1. Select the Boot menu.

2.1.2. Refer to onscreen instructions to set the first device to any bootable optical disc drive.

2.2. Press <F12> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup), and select the USB ODD from the list that appears.

3. Ensure the Recovery disc is in an external (USB) optical disc drive, and exit the boot selection menu, by selecting Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or pressing <F10>, or by pressing <Enter> as appropriate.

4. Select Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or press <F10>.

5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.

6. When you finish the recovery process, please remove the Recovery disc and insert the System disc again.

7. Restart your computer.

Jan 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Gateway 450SX4 Notebook Overheating Problem


the best thing for you to do is purchase a cooling base its a platform with fans in it to blow air through the laptop all the time. these are greast for the newer faster machines they tend to run hot. you will also love the difference it makes in performance

Dec 11, 2008 | Gateway 450SX4 Notebook

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Slow 5 MINS TO BOOT FROM FACTORY DEFAULT?


I would suggest booting into Safe Mode with networking (do this by pressing F8 during boot. Just tap it every few seconds until you get the OS selection menu). Once you enter Safe Mode, go to www.gmer.net and download their removal tool. You may have what's called a Rootkit trojan. Those can stay in your system's memory even after a factory default reset.

Sep 03, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

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