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Aspire AM1201 does not boot up.

Was in sleep or hibernate mode overnight. Wife used computer in morning for a while. When she came back later, power switch light on steadily, but nothing comes on screen. Powered off, then on; even unplugged main power, but hard drive doesn't run. Tried my Acer default CDs for booting. No change.

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  • mkdrees4 Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks for the response. Is there a way to get to BIOS if the computer won't show anything on screen?

    I do have an update on my problem, although I haven't actually learned anything. I turned it off with the Power switch, then unplugged the power cord for an hour or so. When I tried again, it tried to start, but got hung on the ACER page and did not start Windows (Vista, btw). I shut it down again and on the 2nd additional try, Windows started and seems to work fine. I turned off the power saving settings to try to avoid the problem in the short term.


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Hi im josh in cebu phil. try to enter bios set up.go to power menu.then try to change the setting of power loss to shorter time then save the changes then restart your pc. good luck.try to txt if problems continue.

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