Question about Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Requires many reboots

This machine appears to be very unstable. Sometmes it operates for hours without a problem, butoften it locks up every few minutes and requires a reboot. Sometimes I have to reboot it several times for it to come up with the wireless connection operating. Other times, it comes up, connects to the internet and successfully connects to Google.com before is locks up.

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  • tbellinger May 23, 2009

    The screen gives directions to uninstall any new software that was installed. I did not install any software, still on the original configuration,
    Have you noticed that Acer has no home page in the USA, and your product can not be registered.
    Acer (Company) seems to have Pulled out of the US, and left us on our own to work out any problems or eat our losses because they have made a bundle, an do not care.

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Sounds like a software related problem. Easiest approach would be to back up any valuable files and restore to original factory setup. You may need to purchase an external USB optical drive to reload the Operating System. If this does solve your issue then you may want to consult a local trusted pc repair shop so they can run hardware testing. Unless you have a warranty, with Acer you have a one year MFG. Warranty from the original purchase date.

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