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Can't get past multiple user screen on setup for acer aspire one.

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Do you mean you forgot your password or do you mean it wont log you in when you do put your password in

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HOW to tget to bios acer aspire AST180-ED400A


Immediately after pressing the power up button, start repeatedly pressing F2 while the Acer logo is displaying. The Bios setup screen should appear. If you press F2 too soon, the keyboard may not have initialized yet. If you press it too late, Windows will proceed to launch. Press it once, wait a second, press, it again, wait another second, and repeat this while the Acer logo is displaying until you see the bios setup screen.

This is standard approach with most Acers. That said, some laptops may defer to either Ff being the key to press or CTRL+ALT+EXC. Such would be entered as the above mentioned F2. Your Aspire appears to be a desktop and I suspect F2 will suffice.

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I have Acer 1200 Aspire. When I turn it on, it won't proceed past the initial window. It says boot failure.


It almost sounds like your primary boot disk is incorrectly selected in the BIOS. On older machines, the primary disk on the primary cable had to be the boot disk, but nowadays almost any device can be selected as boot disk. Check your BIOS setting and ensure that the hard disk partition that you have Windows installed on is selected as the first boot device. Otherwise, the system may be looking in the wrong place for the OS and giving the boot error.

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On switching on acer aspire one have immediately After first screen screen stating Windows could not start because following file Is missing \windows\system32\config\ system You can attempt to...


Pressing F2 on startup enters the Setup Utility and a password to that has been set up on your netbook. In any case, you can try pressing Alt and F10 at startup to get into Acer eRecovery Management which can then restore the operating system to its original factory condition. Be aware that doing the restore clears the hard disk partition containing the operating system and all user data will be erased.

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Hi, when I turn on my Acer (aspire 5741 series) laptop it gets stuck on a screen with the acer logo, & says 'press F2 to setup' in the corner. If I press F2 or any other key, the computer just beeps....


This may be caused by any of the below reasons.

  1. New hardware has been recently installed.
  2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
  3. CMOS battery is bad or failing.
Try removing any newly installed Hardware, if still not working, goto CMOS setup, press F9,if asked, press Y and then F10 and then Y. If still not working, try Formating the C drive, your windows file are corrupt.

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I have a new laptop from wal mart and it say enter current password but i never had a password


When setting up windows the initial time it asks for a password for if you would like to set one. This should immediately follow it asking for a User name.

If the computer simply boots to windows and did not walk you through an initial setup then the computer may be used, in which case I would say return it to the store;

//halfs

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Acer Aspire 5720 Laptop problem. When turned on


Upon loading press F2 or del to enter bios setup and change the settings to display the acer welcome screen and the one you said about Microsoft logo and white box with green lines, you cant by pass it because it's windows loading screen

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Windows XP Passwords


Well, the best way to setup security is through a BIOS password. This bypasses any operating sytem and doesn't allow any user interaction until the password is entered. Also, a user cannot edit anything in the BIOS without a master password.

Most BIOS systems can be entered by pressing delete during the initial startup of the machine.

As for windows XP, the only true security it has is the startup password. Which is setup through the users menu in control panel. You can, however, setup advanced security and disable many abilities of other users using the Administrator account on your operating system.

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Time to re-install your OS.
Install Windows from Bootable CD.

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Perform a system recovery:
Does not come with recovery cd's - there is a program that allows you to burn the disks or
recover.
3 ways:

1. If in Windows - Start - Programs - Acer empowering technology - Acer E-recovery management -
click on Restore at bottom then "Restore to factory default settings"
2. Or click on Burn disks instead of restore
3. if unable to ge into Windows then Alt/F10 during boot right after Acer splash screen on startup
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on a friend's Windows 98 SE or Windows ME computer, create a floppy "Startup disk". Insert in your pc floppy drive and turn on. If floppy drive was not accessed, then get to BIOS and ensure "Boot from floppy drive" is set prior to "boot from hard drive". Once at first screen, select "Boot with CD-ROM driver". Insert CD-ROM and initiate entire re-install of Windows. Windows may do some self-restarting. At first restart do this: get to BIOS and ensure "Boot from hard drive" is set prior to "boot from floppy drive".

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