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My acer aspire m1640 is booting up then just freezing or it says windows failed to start then scans for a problem finds one and says it can't do it automatic help

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  • jonnyprop Oct 18, 2008

    i forgot to say its a new computer and it vista it just will not load even in safe mode!!!

  • jonnyprop Oct 19, 2008

    still not working sould i drop it out of the window

  • jonnyprop Oct 19, 2008

    turns out that the harddrive had a huge error on it so they r going to replace the base unit for me thanx for the help



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If this is working before do a system restore.

to do this press F8 while computer is booting boot from safe mode.

from safemode start>programs>accessories>system tools>syetem restore.

then restore it to a state that when it was still working fine.

hope that helps.

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Tapping F8 key during bootup and get the window to run in Safe mode with networking.
When you login to administartor to window destkop.
The following is the procedure for a 'clean boot'. I am assuming that you have XP. If you have a different OS, just let me know and I will send you the appropriate procedure to boot clean in that OS.

1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG --> Click OK 2. On the General tab, choose Selective Startup 3. Uncheck Process SYSTEM.INI file 4. Uncheck Process WIN.INI file 5. Uncheck Load Startup Items 6. Click on the Services tab 7. At the bottom, check Hide All Microsoft Services 8. Uncheck all boxes in the window or click the button labeled Disable All 6. Click OK 7. Click Restart
After restarting, reinstall the downloaded software. Next, do the following:
1. Click Start --> Run --> Type MSCONFIG--> Click OK 2. Replace checkmarks in the items that you previously removed them from. 3. On the General tab, choose Normal Startup 4. Click OK 5. Click YES, when asked to restart your computer
Hope that helps...Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here. 

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    Puneet Jain Oct 19, 2008

    Ok, now unplug all the external devices connected to PC.. then restart it.

    Check it run in normal mode.

    Otherwise keep trying to press F8 to get in safe mode.

    If it fails, then try F2, ESC or DEL each one by one during reboot (TO go in the BIOS Setting)

    Change their boot Priority, and also enable ACPI power management. 

    Let me know if you are able to get desktop screen.

    Then follow the method of Clean boot advised earlier by me.



  • Puneet Jain
    Puneet Jain Oct 19, 2008

    Could you please open the CPU cabinet and replug the RAM, put it after 10 min. and then reboot!! 

    Otherwise call the Service engineer From acer or the dealer from where you purchase it (since warranty expire if open yourself)

    Let me know if you need further help. 



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