Aspire one -Black screen with cursor, Un-able to recover
I recently purchased the laptop for college work and after a week of using it i noticed programs like the webcam viewer not opening up when clicked, i wa fine with this until my Network centre decided to do the same thing and i also noticed the bar on the bottom of the screen had disappeard, this left me with no conection to the internet whatsoever!
After endless calls to the dealer and manufacturer ive been advised to make a recovery disk, with the product not having a CD drive i used the cd in another laptop and used hte program to make my 8GB Flash drive the recovery disk alternative.
SInce then i have tried endlessly to recover the Acer using the instructions in the manual providedwith the laptop, the computer seems to just be skipping the idea of recovering and going straight to a black screen with a cursor in the middle (of which i can move freely around the screen) and even when the flash drive is out that is all iget, the same black screen, ive messed around with the priority of the boot up by pressing f2 and going to the BIOS menu thing but still nothing changes. The system is running on linux also.
I would really love some explanation or even a solution to the problem.
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prior to the recovery... have someone pull your hard drive and recover the "precious" files & pics on the drive... It's expensive at Best Buy... so watch out!!!
System recovery shouldn't have you loose all files.. if a recovery point is there... the trick is to only recover to the most recent point that you can. When Windows updates the software to Service Pack X for example, a recovery point would have been created automatically
Go back into system restore and restore the system to a previous point. This is most commonly a virus that locks down your icons. If you can get it to restore to a prior point then make sure you run your antivirus scanner and look for viruses and get rid of them. Hope this helps. Thanks!!
Try Pressing the Fn key along with the F6 key in the top row. If that works, then the system probably went into auto lcd shutoff mode. It does this to conserve power. Let me know if this works first. Have a great day, martyshaw152
if your linux is corrupt which is a possiblity, you would need to go into recovery mode and try to fix your installation, however if you have a system disc that came with the machine you could always try to re-install the OS most linux distro's will allow you to select your old OS and import the settings from it during an install. However I would only do this if you cant recover your installation. ---------- DId some research, if you are using linpus linux which comes with the ONE, then it is a fedora based OS, which means you should be able to import your settings from the prior installation during a fresh installation of it.
I hope this helps, since linpus is pretty new I am going to do some more reading on it.