After you turn on the power the Acer splash screen comes up and it goes directly to a black and blue screen and prompts you to ''enter Current password?'' I cannot go to safe mode, bios, or anything. After it says you can press f2, the laptop says it is booting to Os then goes directly to the ''enter Current password?'' screen. I tried pressing f2, the esc key, alt f10, Cntl-Alt-Del 3 times, etc. Just can't get past the password screen. I have even tried to enter system recovery disk. Can you please advise me with a solution?? We bought this from Wal-mart new in the box. I simply do not understand the problem....I do not know if this is a BIOs password or a HDD password being requested. I just know i didn't enter any password when i opened it and I don't remember pressing any keys during the first boot up. It kinda sucks cause Acer says they can fix it for $100, but I just paid for it and don't want to pay for it twice. Thanks, any help will be appreciated.
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Re: Aspire 5315-2326 enter Current password problem
I think is a factory fault most systems comes with factory passwords like that.
now u must find out if its a hard drive password which i dont think is thru.if its a bios password then u will need to erase the bios chips which is a risky thing to do if u r not an expert.
hard drive password can not be recovered all u do is change a hard drive.
bios password can be erased if u meet an expert.
i suggest u give them d 100 dollrs n get it fixed.
hope this helps
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If the pc doesn't have a BIOS password then:
1.- look at the error messages on the blue screen,
2.- the blue screen shows errors when a driver is bad or not the right one for the hardware or the OS is corrupted.
3.- try to boot using safe mode.
4.- after the logo and right after it shows the F2/F10/F12 key start tapping the F8 continuosly. If your here a beep stop tapping.
Acer Aspire eRecovery
The Acer Aspire eRecovery tool comes in both a DOS and a Windows
version with the Windows version offering more features. To open the DOS
version, boot up your computer and press the Alt + F10 key combination
when you see the Acer splash screen. To open the Windows version, allow Windows to load and then open Acer eManager followed by double-clicking the eRecovery link.
Using the eRecovery tool is fairly simple once you have it launched.
You can either restore your Acer Aspire to factory settings from the
hidden partition or with the recovery CDs. Once eRecovery loads, you may
be prompted to enter a password. According to Acer, the default
password is: 000000. If you have not changed the password, enter these
six zeros when prompted.
so is your password blank?? or have you changed it to something you cant rememeber? did you create a restore disk (no one really does this so will be surprised if you have) you can try a password change boot disk (search online for this) but can't guarantee this method.
Acer eRecovery At the Acer splash screen, you can press Alt and F10 (at the same time you would press F2 to enter the BIOS) to bring up a DOS style version of eRecovery. ·The unit is able to reload Windows from this mode faster then from CD. ·The password by default is 000000 (6 zeros) and it is displayed when you are asked for the password. ·Users are able to change the password in this mode for eRecovery only. ·The system can recover from the hidden image on the hard drive (PQService partition) or from CD/DVD media. ·It is possible to reload from the factory style CDs/DVD or the snapshots that the Windows version of eRecovery creates.
There might be one step you could try to restore the system to factory specifications. When you turn the laptop on, and you see the Acer splash screen, press the Alt-F10 keys together at the same time, and this should hopefully bring the Acer eRecovery system up, provided that your computer has the built-in recovery partition. If it asks for a password, try using the default of "000000". If that doesn't work, then a password has been entered into the system, and there is no way to reset it, however there is a way to find out what the password is, however it does require the use of the Ubuntu Operating System (which is free to download, here)