My Acer aspire 5100 just wont boot. It won't boot to safe mode either.
The Hard Drive Activity light stays on (Green) but the display remains black. I cannot get into the BIOS Setup either when I press F2.
I tried reinstalling windows and one time it got as far as trying to reformat the hard disk drive, then it froze and shut off.
What could be the cause of this problem ?
Thanks anyone for helping.
Try taking all of your ram chips out and re-seeting them. I upgraded to 4 gigabytes in my 5100 and it wouldn't boot, just a black screen with some cdrom and hd activity. Or try running with just one ram chip and then going into the bios and setting everything to default. this made my system bootable again.
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edit boot options is the order in which your computer will reboot... select hard drive... if it does not successfully boot up... reboot and tap the F8 key.... boot to last known good configuration... if that doesn't work... reboot... F8 the safe mode... if it will boot to safe mode reboot normally... should be fine
try to boot into safe mode, to do this restart the pc and as it boots hit F8 repeatedly, this will bring a sub menu up and choose safe mode, when in safe mode perform a system restore and take it back a week or so
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TRY TO REUPDATE UR BIOS, U COULD HAVE SUSTAIN SOME INTERNAL DAMAGE FORM THE SURGE. WHEN A COMPUTER BOOTS UP IT READS INTERNAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM IN THE RANDOM OPERATING MEMORY. THIS FIRMWARE COULD HAVE BEEN DAMAGE AS WELL. IF POSSIBLE TRY BOOTIN FROM A DISK TO SEE IF THE BOOT TIME IS THE SAME WHN THE COMPUTER GETS THE INSTRUCTION FROM ANOTHER SOURCE
If you are able, when the pc is booting up keep pressing F8, this will take you to safe mode and not allow the graphics driver to run.
When in the safe mode options, select either Last known good configuration or start windows in safe mode.
Last known good configuration should find the last good system settings, when it reboots.
Start windows in safe mode allows you to go into windows using the administartor account, and then you should select system restore and restore back to the day before or just before you updated the graphics driver.