Several days ago I clicked the OS update icon as updates were available via the OS. Left the machine running as there were 13 updates to install. Went to bed and when I woke up in the morning the machine had powered off. When I restarted the laptop I received the message "Configuring updates Stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete". After a few seconds the message updates to "99% Complete". After several minutes I get the message "Shutting Down" and the laptop restarts itself and stays in this "Configuring updates..." - "Shutting Down" cycle. Nothing I do allows me to load Windows and use the laptop. I try "Alt F10" and get to a point where "Loading RAMDisk Image" is presented but approximately two thirds of the way through the bar painting the laptop powers off. Hitting F8 brings up the menu that offers the "Repair Your Computer" option but clicking it results in an endless loop with the "Launch Start Up Repair" menu option, that is "Launch Start Up Repair" keeps repeating itself upon clicking this menu option. Also putting my recovery disk in does not work either as the "Loading RAMDISK Image" message appears but the load bar gets approximately two thirds across the screen and the laptop powers itself down. Laptop was working fine until this issue surfaced 3 days ago.
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Re: ACER Aspire 5100 powers down at will
When you turn the laptop on hit f8 until the menu comes up, try use the last good known configuration. If that does not work tap f8 goto safe mode and then to system restore and restore it to an earlier time. Let me know if it works.
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1. Power on the machine 2. At the white ACER BIOS screen, hold the “Alt” key and press the “F10” key simultaneously to start Acer eRecovery 3. Once eRecovery has loaded, click “Restore to Factory Default Settings” 4. Click “OK” to continue 5. From here, the eRecovery process will update all the data on the C: drive and restore a fully functional factory image (approximately 10 minutes). 6. Once eRecovery has run, press “OK” to reboot unit
Microsoft changed its log-in protocols since
the Aspire One was released and the version of Messenger installed is
unable to connect to the Microsoft servers.
You can get to the Live Update function by clicking on the settings
icon from the home page (bottom right of your screen) you will bring up
the settings window (obviously). Inside here, you will see the Live
update icon (mine’s on the bottom left next to Touchpad).
1. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet.
2. Click on the Live Update icon.
3. Click on “Update” and if there are any updates, they will be listed and you have the opportunity to install them all.
4. Click on Install and your Aspire One will automatically download and install the updates for your netbook.
Check the driver status of the USB. You can do this by accessing the Device Manager. For users using Windows XP, just click the Start icon. On the Run box, type devmgmt.msc. You can also do the same with Vista.
Next thing, check for devices with an (!) sign with a yellow background. These devices needs driver update or correct driver should be installed.
For a start, you can do a Windows Update. Click Start, All Programs, and then Windows Update. This will download patches for your system.
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.