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My Acer aspire 5100

Downloaded a new window vista update for my ATI graphics controller and now will not boot. How do I fix this?

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If you are able, when the pc is booting up keep pressing F8, this will take you to safe mode and not allow the graphics driver to run. When in the safe mode options, select either Last known good configuration or start windows in safe mode. Last known good configuration should find the last good system settings, when it reboots. Start windows in safe mode allows you to go into windows using the administartor account, and then you should select system restore and restore back to the day before or just before you updated the graphics driver.

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Have you tried to go online to the windows update? Go there and choose custom install after the scan, then click on the optional upgrades and look for a graphics upgrade and choose install, windows will download and install the new driver....actually, while you are in there let windows get all the hardware updates that are available.

Sep 26, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5002WLCi Notebook

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Acer 5100 Vista Boot up issue

sounds like you need to reinstall the operating system. if you don't have the disk you can call acer and they will send you the disk. they might charge you for the disk usually between $15 and $30.

Mar 01, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer aspire 5100 laptop has ati graphics driver problem-black scn

Alright. Re-install the ATI drivers but when it asks, select Custome setup.

When it shows the components to be installed, select the Drivers only, Do not install the Catalyst program.

This turned out to be my situation a few years back.

Give it a try and let me know and we can go from there.

Good luck

Feb 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

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Hi there
You can get all the drivers for that model from acer support site>>>>

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!

Jan 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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hii ther
how r u???
this model is not VERY compatable with vista even acer company say it is :D
but u can go to and see the teh latest update on ur driver for vista
don't just update the driver from teh windows wizerd update
u take care and havefun
salammmmmmmm {bye in arabic}

Nov 17, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Gaphics Card

It is an ATI radeon xpress 1100 (specs here).
Here you can download drivers and manuals.
Try also ATI website for updated drivers.

Jul 06, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Acer has stopped!

Are you ableF2 to get to CMOS/BIOS setup? for Acer that's F2 during post.

Jun 16, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Open Control Panel, Open Display. Click on settings. Change Color quality to 32bit. This link shows your specifications sheet.
This is for the 5100 Series
Click below to upgrade your video card. Select: Windows Vista 32-Bit Edition. Than choose: Integrated/motherboard. Than pick: Radeon Xpress 1100.
This should put some perk back in the coffee pot!
please vote...

Jan 16, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

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Where can i get driver updates for my aspire 5100 "orbicam"

If you want driver updates go toooooo

i have the same problem with drivers i can't ever update the drivers on my ATI graphics card on the actual ATI site.

you have to go to that site, and select your acer aspire model from a dropdown list.

(sometimes the number is not exactly the same but get the closest one posible, eg. have an aspire 1682, but the drivers for it are listed under aspire 1680. as a guide make sure the second last digit is equal to the digit of yours.)

Dec 02, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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