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Acer Expensa 4420 Windows Vista won't boot

The laptop turns on, but it won't go past the Acer splash screen. Anyone know why this happens and how to fix it?

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  • yuolsuol_15 Dec 29, 2008

    TAB doesn't show anything, but ESC doesn't reveal any errors. It does say that BIOS is 'shadowed'. I'm not sure what that means.

  • Johnathon Haywood
    Johnathon Haywood May 11, 2010

    Can you press ESC or TAB to display the POST messages under the splash screen? Maybe it will display an error message.

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Press F2 function key as soon as you see anything on the screen. This should take you into the BIOS. Check to see if it gives you any message about hard drive not being found or any other error.

I found a manual online at this URL:
http://server4.nodevice.com/down/80cac29dfdc170a4595bf0627d4bba98/extensa_44204120.pdf

There is a trouble shooting section you might find useful.


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