Question about Acer Aspire E500 PC Desktop
My system continues to freeze up at some point during startup. When I power up the system, I will get as far as the desktop with icons, but am unable to actually start any programs. The mouse pointer (with the minute timer) won't move. I did not make a rescue disk and I cannot even format my harddrive because the system will not stay on long enough to do anything. I considered putting the harddrive in another of my computers but this harddrive does not use the usual ribbon cable and I don't have the proper connectors in my other computer.
Ok thats not a problem ..open the towre...first locate the two silver colour screw on the back panel of the tower and then u will see the knotch pull that towards urself to remove the side panel....and locate the ram the ram will be in a slot beside the processor with two white colour knotch reseat the ram and boot the computer and repeteadly keep tapping F11....and it will take u to the recovery manager and select advanced option .......and select system recovery....and click on next ......and it will format ur windows ...use F11 if u have vista and F10 for xp...if u r not abl to go to the recovery manager try doing a BIOS default first?(IBY tapping F10 in vista and F1 in xp...then after u see the cmos and BIOS setup hit F5 it will say "load default"..select yas and hit enter and then HIT F10..now it will say " save configaration and exit now" select yes .......ten try to go the recovery manager by tapping F11 or F10.......if nothing comes up mail me ur query at email@example.com
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
I am not sure what OS you have. But what I would do is download a registry repair program on your other computer. Then force your problem computer to go into safe mode. Once in there download the registry repair program and run it at least 2 times. From the problems you are talking about sounds like a serious windows registry problem. Best way to force into safe mode is either hit F8 or F2 as soon as the bios screen comes up. When in there download your registry repair. Once you have it up and running. Run defrag hard drive and also use the scandisk feature to make sure there are no errors. This should get you up and running again. If not contact me and i will further instruct you.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
Im affraid to answer this question because im sure that you rate me 'thanks for trying" but its ok as long as i can help.
well, In most cases, that problem will be resolve by directly going to the insternet and activate.
this statement is also correct" boot from the CD/DVD." Are you sure that the cd/DVD is ok. ? If the original CD is a bootable disc then you have no problems . You should reinstall using the original CD.
1. at frist boot, press'F2" of "Delete" to enter the bios setup.
2. find the first boot setting and change it with CD rom and then pres "F10" to save and exit the setting.
the sytem will restart automatically. then press any key to boot from cd rom.
You are done.
please tell me the problems if this solution won't apply i will give you further solution.
best regards, melnavz
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
wow........wish i would have found this site a week ago. i have been working on one of these acer L100's for a relative and these are some things i have discovered.
1-the connection on the back of the CD drive is week. if it lose its connection , the computer imediately shuts of.
2=heat management is controled by advanced power controls related to temp sensors fan speed and poprocessor voltages. if the bios, cmos or os power management is not working properly lots of weird things happen to the computer like inconsistent boots, graphics glithes and failures and just plain old overheating because the smart fan does not ramp up the fan whenever it gets hot or is using more power.
i was able to fix this one by resetting the cmos. you do this by unplugging the power and removing the 3 volt battery on the motherboard. unfortunately it requires quite a bit of disassembly like changing the cards.
i plan on looking for other solutions like flashing the bios or a way of resetting it in the operating system.
i hope this is some good info and another suggestion is bios updating. i finally found some info on that at acer, but still do not know if this version has an update.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
Well your explanation was clear but your should've not ruled out the hardware issue. if both computer suffered the same problem at the same time the problem could be within the Desktop itself. I have experienced the same problem with my HP when I move to my new house after 5 years. What happend is that during transportation the vibration lossened up the parts inside your computer. So what I did was I reseated all the parts inside the desktop and reinstalled Windows XP. Till now I have never had any problems yet.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
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