Turns on. You can enter setup but will not open in safe mode. Screen goes black with Disc read error: press cnt-alt-del to restart. Will not go further than that. Can anyone tell me what's up. Was bought in September this year.
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1. Restart the Acer Aspire netbook by pressing the "power"
button on the netbook's keyboard or by pressing the "CTRL," "ALT" and "DEL"
keys at the same time.
2. During startup, hold down the "F8" function key
immediately when you see the "Acer" splash screen and the option for entering
3. Keep pressing the "F8" key until the "Advanced Boot
Options" menu appears.
If you receive a "keyboard error," restart the Acer Aspire
and repeat step 2.
4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Safe Mode"
selection on the "Advanced Boot Options" menu.
The arrow keys are located on the right-hand side of the
Acer Aspire keyboard.
5. Press the "Enter" key to execute the "Safe Mode"
The Windows operating system will now start in "Safe Mode"
and you can perform a system restore or make needed changes to get your Acer
Aspire to boot normally again.
Have you tried a System Restore/Recovery? Can you boot to safe mode? Try the restore/Recovery procedure: Shut down, unplug, remove battery, plug in, push the on button and When Acer splash is on screen holdAltand keep pressing F10...
Make sure you do not have any devices plugged in to the computer like a USB flash drive or a MMC. Usually what you have to do about that is to drain the power of the computer. Turn it off, remove the battery, unplug the AC adapter and then press the power button for 5 secs. Turn it on using the AC adapter alone. if you still get the same message, You will have to physically open the back of your laptop and reseat the Hard drive. If it still wont correct the problem, restart you computer and either press f2 or delete to enter the BIOS page. check if the HDD is properly detected and try to reload the BIOS defaults. now if any of these wont work, call ACER and most probably your Hard Drive is bad.
Turn on your laptop n try pressing Alt-F10....n try restart it....generally acer laptops work properly after pressing Alt F10.....
Also if u r able to turn on ur laptopn in safe mode then try deactivate windows update...and restart ur laptop in normal mode.....
Ok. When you turn on the laptop, press F2 to enter the setup. Have a look through these settings for something called D2D Recovery. Make sure this is Enabled. Save your settings and exit. When the laptop reboots, press the keys to start the recovery program.
Do you see the white cursor on the black background? If so, press CONTROL+ALT+DELETE keys. If the Task Manager window appears. You can start the PC from the CD/DVD and choose Startup Repair from the choices given.
Try to see if it will boot in safe mode, by pressing F8 while the laptop boots up. If it allows you to boot in safe mode, try to do a system restore when you know that laptop was working with no problems. You can do this by clicking on start>all programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date and time when you know that the laptop was working with no problems. If this does not work or you cannot boot in safe mode (be aware that everything will look big in safe mode and when the computer reboots if asked how you want to start windows, choose start windows normally), try doing a recovery. This will restore your computer to the factory default settings when you purchased it. You can do this by booting the computer, when the acer screen appears hold down the ALT key and continuously press F10, this will open the recovery manager and you can restore it from there.