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Won't boot up Acer 5050 model

The computer was working yesterday and went to restart it last night and it won't finish booting up. Key board won't work.

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  • arrianekimno Dec 19, 2008

    my laptop got hang



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Go to http://support.acer-euro.com/faqs/index

There are far too many Acer's crashing. I do not have all the details of your PC, o/s etc.

Please get back to me with their answer so I can pass it on.


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Got an Acer 4050 from ebay and it goes straight to enter boot password


can you click on f12 before it goes to boot password?
The F12 Boot Menu allows you to choose which device that you would like to boot the computer's Operating System from by pressing the F12 key during the computer's Power On Self Test, or POST process. Some notebook and netbook models have the F12 Boot Menu disabled by default.
If this sounds like your problem then try this:
If this sounds like
To enable the F12 Boot Menu:


  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press the F2 key to enter computer's BIOS Setup during Power-On Self-Test, or POST, process while the Acer logo is being displayed.
  3. Press the Right Arrow key to select Main
  4. Select F12 Boot Menu
  5. Press the Enter key
  6. Select Enabled
  7. Press the Enter key
  8. Press the F10 key and then press the Enter key to save the changes and restart the computer.
Note: Not all Acer notebooks or netbooks have the F12 Boot Menu feature. Computers that do not have the F12 Boot Menu feature will not be able to enable the feature within the BIOS. I hope this works for you if not, then the problem is obviously not the boot menu. Go to Acer support for more help

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How do I get past theYour pc will restart in 2 days to finish installing important updatesIt won't let me enter my password to unlock the pc


Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.
This will set the boot order
If this fails you might try some of these
Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)

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Wont boot up after an improper shut down, how can i make it boot up?


Try tapping F8 while booting and go to boot with "last know good configuration" if that doesn't work hit f8 again while booting and go to "safe mode" and do a system restore :) hope this helps thanks

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I need the boot priority order for an acer aspire 5050?help please?


Restart the computer, and enter BIOS SETUP mode, and view/change the boot-priority order.

Sep 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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I did a system restore of my compaq running vista and now the computer wont boot up, what happened


there may be some problems with the windows restore files
try out this one
switch on the laptop while booting ie when you see the compaq logo on screen press 'F8' key , now you will get a DOS screen and select the "last known Good Configuration mode" Now it should work

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Problem with Acer PSD


hi...1st force press the F8 on top key board after booting the windows/OS then choose run safe mode...good luck and have a nice day..^_^

Jun 25, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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Hi from london, have new acer aspire 1 zg5 new keeps shutting down after boot can u hlp pls?


Try booting the system to Safe mode.

To boot to safe mode:
Restart the computer. As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, keep tapping on F8 key on your keyboard. When the Windows Options menu appears select the "Safe mode" then press Enter.

Once you managed to boot to Safe mode, change the computer startup and recovery settings by right-clicking "My Computer" then select Properties. Select Advanced tab. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. Uncheck the box for "Automatically restart" under System Failure.

Reboot again normally, see if it will reboot again by itself. If you managed to make the system boot normally, proceed to Events Viewer to find out what is the caused.

If the system failed to boot normally after doing the above, you might want to boot the system to "Last known good configuration"

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After booting process done. Screen goes blank and Keyboard not working only Mouse cursor is dispaly and working on the blank screen in My acer Laptop.


Try booting the system to Safe mode.

To boot to safe mode:

Restart the computer. As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, F8 key on your keyboard. When Windows Options menu appears, scroll to select the Safe mode menu item, and then press Enter.

Select "Last known good configuration" then press Enter.

If that doesn't work reboot again and keep tapping on F8 to Safe Mode and instead of selecting "last known good configuration" select "Repair Your Computer"

Or you can try this:
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  1. Place your Windows XP set up disk in your CD drive.
  2. Turn off your computer and change your BOOT order to boot from CDs first.
  3. Turn your computer back on.
  4. Press any key on your keyboard when it asks you to.
  5. Press enter when you see a blue screen, one of the options should say, "To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.".
  6. Press enter to start the windows set up.
  7. Accept the Licence and Agreement and confirm that the setup is searching for current versions on XP.
  8. Press "R" when the set up has found your current version of XP.
  9. Notice that the Set up is deleting all your windows xp files and replacing them. (This will not cause loss of data)

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My friend has a acer 5050 laptop and it won't boot up key board won't work either. computer worked when he left here yesterday, when he stppoed last night he went to turn it on and now it won't work.


look to device manager maybe its aproblem with hid drivers if not go to manufaturers website and from there u can download the user manual to know how to open your lappy and look is it connected to motherboard

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