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Acer one shuts down during initial startup. Always! Even in safe mode

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. I used to have an Asus which would allow me to reinstall windows without using a disk. It's wonderful ACER doesn't ahve the same thing. How do I get windows to still be genuine when I reinstall it?

  • trankkinaz
    trankkinaz May 11, 2010

    OS? please...

    if you're using windows, just try to repair your windows installation


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Try reinstalling windows from an external cdrom

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Boot the computer into safe mode. You can do this by holding down the F8 key during startup, and selecting Safe Mode from the Windows boot menu. Once the computer boots into Safe Mode, you'll have access to the Administrator account.

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Hello Lilian,

If you start the laptop in safe mode, you should be able to uninstall acer edata security. It is not a necessary application ant this should solve the issue. To start the laptop in safe mode, start tapping the f8 key when you see the acer logo when you power the laptop on. You will get a black screen with white print offering you several startup modes. Choose 'safe mode' and boot into windows. If e-data security will not uninstall in safe mode (not all programs do) then you should either take it to a shop for repair, or back up your data (if you can boot into safe mode), and restore the laptop to factory original condition. To do this, press the alt and f10 keys together repeatedly right when you see the acer logo at power on. It make take a few tries to get the timing right on your key pressing, but this will initiate the routine that will restore the laptop to the original windows installation it shipped from the factory with. THIS WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THE C: DRIVE - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKED UP ANY FILES YOU NEED TO AN EXTERNAL DRIVE BEFORE PROCEEDING. If you still have issues, then get back to me and I will help.


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I have an Acer Aspire One AOD250 that will not load windows xp normally. It will only load in safe mode. When I turn on the computer it just hangs on the Windows XP page. What can I do?

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Hi from london, have new acer aspire 1 zg5 new keeps shutting down after boot can u hlp pls?

Try booting the system to Safe mode.

To boot to safe mode:
Restart the computer. As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, keep tapping on F8 key on your keyboard. When the Windows Options menu appears select the "Safe mode" then press Enter.

Once you managed to boot to Safe mode, change the computer startup and recovery settings by right-clicking "My Computer" then select Properties. Select Advanced tab. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. Uncheck the box for "Automatically restart" under System Failure.

Reboot again normally, see if it will reboot again by itself. If you managed to make the system boot normally, proceed to Events Viewer to find out what is the caused.

If the system failed to boot normally after doing the above, you might want to boot the system to "Last known good configuration"

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You may have gotten a virus that started with the windows openning. Normally use ALT-F4 to shut these screens down fast. Always ensure you are running an up to date virus checker. But, your subsequent actions may have caused irrepairable damage to your OS. Do you have a virus check disk you can start with? Worst case, do you have your windows disk? You may need to re-install windows to get a clean start. If you need to do this but have data that you must not lose, try pressing F8 during startup and starting in safemode with prompt. You can retrieve data in this mode if you need to (if you don't know how, ask, or research command prompt and windows directories).

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