ACER ASPIRE 5315 LAPTOP 1GB RAM 80GB VISTA HOME
Typically when something like that happens, it involves the video
driver in Windows. (Or whatever operating system you are using.) The
driver could have crashed which can sometimes just break the driver
This is where using Safe Mode comes in handy when trying to boot your
Windows OS. Vista does have a Safe Mode. It allows you to boot into
your Windows installation - minus the drivers being loaded. This is
done by pressing F8 continuously after you boot your system until you
get some boot options from Windows.
You'll see Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, etc. Select Safe Mode and boot to your desktop if it will let you.
Remember that your drivers are NOT installed at that point and things
will look different and/or work differently. This gives you the
opportunity to uninstall drivers that may be corrupted and reinstall
the drivers with either a fresh version or a NEWER version. (I suggest
using the newest drivers you can find.)
If your system can not boot into Safe Mode, then that suggests a deeper
problem with either your OS or even your actual hardware. (Pray that
it's not the latter.)
Try booting Vista with Safe Mode before trying anything else for the time being. Let us know what happens here.
I'm afraid that this is the first step to figuring out the problem.
If you DO get into Vista, uninstall your video driver and reboot the
machine. Get into Safe Mode again and install the newest one you can
Here is the list of drivers for your machine in a PDF document I managed to dig up on their website.
Good luck for now. Let us know what happens.
DO NOT RATE ME FOR THIS JUST BECAUSE IT IS NOT AN IMMEDIATE SOLUTION.
Wait until we've taken all of the steps we can here FIRST, please.
Nov 10, 2007 |