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Boot problem Received an Acer Aspire One Laptop for Christmas. My problem is the computer will not boot up! If automatically cuts off after the Windows XP logo comes up. Any ideas?

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My acer aspire one netbook AOD257 keeps telling me no bootable device insert boot disk


First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty.
Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.

Oct 17, 2012 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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My acer aspire 5100-3357 laptop will not turn on what do i do?


Computer does not boot upThe problem maybe the RAM, it is faulty or just needsreseating to make proper electrical contact.
Reseat the RAM and then boot up your laptop. If it still does not boot up thenremove the RAM module/s and take them to your friendly computer repair shop andget them to test the RAM for you.

Jul 12, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5100-3357 Notebook

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Acer aspire 5253 error message no botable device after laptop was dropped on carpet


No bootable device suggests that your Acer Aspire hard disk may have been damaged when the computer was dropped.
You should try opening the cover on the base of the laptop where the hard drive is fitted and check to make sure that the drive is seated firmly and has not come loose with the drop. See the Acer Aspire 5253 Quick Start Guide for the location of the drive cover.
If reseating the drive does not help, then you would need to find any recovery discs that you may have made or received with the laptop plus need to buy and install a replacement hard drive.

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Before reaching the login screen, my Acer netbook (1G and 160G harddrive) keeps shutting down. A blue screen appears with programming language on it for a brief second and the computer immediately...


What OS is your laptop.

If you have the correct OS CD / DVD, you should try and boot from this.

Inserting your disk and powering up the laptop it should automatically boot from the CD / DVD.

Follow the onscreen steps, then your should at some point be presented with a repair option.

If the laptop doesnt boot off the CD / DVD please select the relevant option when booting up to

enter the BIOS.

From the BIOS change the boot order to boot from CD-ROm 1st.

Let me know how you get on.

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Hi, I cannot boot my acer aspire 5315 laptop, No boot filename received. PXE-M)F: Eciting broadcom PXE Romm. No bootable device. Insert boot disk and Press any key. Please can you help. Mant thanks


It looks like your hard disk went invisible, and BIOS is trying all alternative boot options before it says that there's no boot device available.
I'm afraid that the most probable diagnosis is that the hard disk is broken; anyway you'll need hands-on service to establish what's wrong and what can be done.

Oct 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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Our laptop will not shutdown, and keeps trying to install updates over and over again... we cannot do anything


Hi, try taking the battery out for ten seconds, then restart computer. If you have received a corrupted update, you may need to reset your operating system to a time before the update; to do this boot into safe mode by pressing the ESC or Del key during initial boot fase.

Oct 13, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer Aspire 5100 Laptop Screen Works Intermittently


Since you have video with an external monitor your lcd panel is going out.This is not hard to repair only costlyhttp://www.insidemylaptop.com/remove-lcd-screen-replace-inverter-board-acer-aspire-5100-laptop/

Apr 06, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Can not get computer to boot up


If you have Vista, insert the cd and boot the laptop. Make sure to hit any key when advised to by the screen. You will see....."boot from cd, hit any key" Once the cd runs it will load windows, when that is done it will offer several options. Choose start up repair first and let the computer run. Windows will attempt to repair the boot up for your windows installation.

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Boot problem


There are three possible options ranging from free (if you are not afraid to open your laptop, locate and remove the bios battery) to $170 (for a new hard drive and a cloning kit).

Option 1: Here is a copy of an email from Acer Support:
Thank you for contacting Acer America. I apologize for the delay in responding to your inquiry. In order to have the BIOS or hard disk password removed (This include any biometric security), the notebook will need to come in to our repair depot for password removal. This service is not covered by warranty and unfortunately there is no other recourse to remove a BIOS or HDD password from the notebook. The flat fee for BIOS password removal is $100.00 US dollars plus tax. If it is a BIOS or HDD password and you would like us to service it for you, please contact our telephone technical support line at 1-800-816-2237. Hours of operation are 7am-9pm CST Monday-Friday and 8am-5pm CST Saturday and Sunday, excluding holidays.

Option 2: Resetting an Acer BIOS Password Using Hardware.
If you cannot boot the Acer and don't want to send your computer back to Acer for an unknown amount of time, you can try to reset the BIOS password via hardware.
Tech FAQ Forum members have reported that they were able to remove their Acer BIOS passwords by simply opening their notebooks and removing the CMOS batteries for 30 minutes.
Once your BIOS password is removed, you will need to press the <F2> key during POST (Power On Self Test) to enter the Acer BIOS setup.

Option 3: Possibly resetting BIOS Password using Hard Drive Upgrade Kit and a new Hard Drive.
A colegue told me that he used a hard drive upgrade kit and during the cloning process the hard drive password was erased. He can not recall providing the password when he booted from the bootable cloning CD provided with the Kit and when he replaced the hard drive with the cloned one and botted the laptop, the hard drive password was gone! He had to go into bios to manually enter a new hard drive password.
The kit he used was about $50 - APRICORN EZ-UP-UNIVERSAL 2.5" USB 2.0 Hard Drive Upgrade Kit - Retail. He paid for a bigger hard drive separately, but he just needed bigger hard drive (and found out about the password erasure by accident).

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My Laptop is not working


If your computer no boot, respond to a motherboard failure, (video, memory, hard drive) - Try to boot with a boot CD and see what happen.

Sep 24, 2008 | Acer Aspire 1800 Notebook

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