Acer Travelmate 4060 boots to bios screen everytime
Everytime the computer boots it comes up to the bios screen with a long hi-pitched beep. If I hit the enter key the beep stops and then if I hit the escape key and tell it to exit discarding changes it starts up. What is causing this action?
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Your computer's BIOS screen can be incredibly useful when
you need to make certain hardware or system configurations.
How to access the BIOS on your laptop varies from
manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model.
Even though Acer laptops are created by the same
manufacturer, not all models access BIOS in the same manner.
While accessing the BIOS setup screen in and of itself is
not difficult all you need to do is press a key the difficulty is in figuring
out which key to hit.
Restart or power on the laptop.
Hit the "Pause/Break" key the moment the Acer
boot screen (not the OS start-up screen) appears.
If the OS start-up screen appears before you can hit
Pause/Break, you will need to restart the laptop.
Press "F2" or "Del" to access the BIOS
Depending on the age of your Acer laptop, you may need to
instead press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Esc"
simultaneously to access BIOS.
Using the arrow keys navigate failsafe or optimized defaults
press F10 to safe to cmos and exit to restart.
When you turn on computer look for Acer logo on boot up. Press F8 or F10 or F2 while the logo comes up several times (if you miss turn it off and try again)and then you can access your bios. Use arrow keys and enter to clear the password. Follow the bottom of the screen for directions and if you need more help let me know and thanks for using FixYa.
I long + 3 short beeps or 3 short + 1 long beeps indicates memory problem.
The RAM module/s may need reseating to re-establish proper electrical contact.
If it still doesn't boot up then :-
Get the RAM module/s may be faulty, test the module/s in another laptop or get your friendly computer shop to test them.
Hi, normally if you are unable to boot up to BIOS your laptop will sound a number of beeps to tell you that something is wrong, So if you are not hearing any beeps and something is happening on your laptop then I think you could be right and the cmos settings of your BIOS have gotten corrupted. The only way to reset your BIOS settings without being logged on is to physically remove the battery from the motherboard. If when you replace it it still doesnt boot up, try replacing the battery with a new one.