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ACER Aspire 5100 powers down at will

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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  • dsmigiel Apr 16, 2009

    The OS update started and since there were 13 updates I went to bed figuring they would take a while. Woke up the next morning and the machine had powered down. 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. The laptop constantly powers itself down and restarts.

  • dsmigiel Apr 28, 2009

    No. The laptop powers down before I can get anything loaded. During my last attempt I was successful launching the restore from the B partition and got half way through when the laptop powered down and I was back at square one.

  • JLBeertender
    JLBeertender May 11, 2010

    Can you load the last known good configuration from the F8 boot menu?

  • lala land9 May 11, 2010

    wat did it do exactly like y were u getting the OS update

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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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