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The complete solution to this fault (Acer 5535 keeps crashing under vista) is to use Windows XP instead of Vista. Set up a Dual Boot so you can CHOOSE to load XP or Vista each time you turn on the laptop. I've put XP on my 5535 and it's SO much faster and seems perfectly stable now - no crashing at all.
A full video showing how to do this is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdfU9TXIAd4
Once you've done this you won't have any problems with the laptop anymore.
This is a perfect solution to the crashing problem!
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
>Once on the website, select the Aspire 5535
>Then use the drop down and select "Bios Update for Vista" and select v1.04
>Once download is complete, extract to a temporary folder (eg create a folder in program files and extract there).
>Once this is down, go to the folder and open:
Ensure all other applications are closed.
>then run the CP2A_104 application.
Let this complete, the system then should reboot.
Once your back on, you should be good to go. This is a reminder, this may not work on all systems but it did on mine. You do this at your own risk and I accept no responsibility for any problems occured. If in doubt, refer to the Acer support line.
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Posted on Jan 11, 2009
I had the problem too with my screen going black on my Acer 5535-5452 with the Ati Radeon HD 3200 graphics card. It happened after I ran all the updates. It had something to do with loading the wrong driver update for the graphics card. I found the wrong update either through windows or through my filehippo update checker. The solution that fixed my problem was unistalling the ATI Video Card driver and restarting the laptop. Then I went to ATI's website and downloaded the ATI Catalyst package that is all in one bundle. That seemed to fix the problem. I fixed the same problem on a desktop pc too. It was the video driver update that caused the conflict.
I use my Acer 5535 for Video Disc Jockeying with a DJ Program. It's pretty complicated to run a preview video on my laptop and run my performing videos around the club TVs. The program works great with the ATI Catalyst package update. Without that catalyst bundle it doesn't have a chance.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
Hi, I had the same problem - the mouse pointer would freeze on my 5535 then the screen would go black and the only option was to switch it off. It was crashing like this at least once every 4 hours.
I followed the steps above and installed the bios update and it has not happened once since. Thanks so much to everyone on here, I was so unhappy with the lap top, now I'm delighted. Thanks :)
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
I returned it back to Tesco and collected my refund. They informed that they'd had 3 already returned and their Peterborough store had 13 returned - My advice...... avoid the Acer Aspire 5535 like the plague! ~:-((
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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