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Start xp in dos mode

My laptop starts up passes the XP stage and then stays on blue screen, the mouse is visible only.

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Try to boot to safe mode and try a system restore if that fails then do a repair installation using the windows xp disc

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

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I would try plugging an external keyboard or mouse in to see if that works. If it does, either the keyboard/mouse (2 in 1 on laptops) drivers are invalid in which case you can go to http://support.acer.com and download the keyboard/mouse drivers and/or utility. Otherwise, most likely the keyboard/mouse hardware is the porblem. In which case either the cable connecting it to the rest of the laptop is loose or more likely the entire keyboard/mouse device is fried. I suggest contacting the manufacturer (Acer) and if your laptop is still under warranty get them to replace it; if not buy it. -The Tech Guy

Posted on Apr 15, 2007

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After it appears that the computer is on, shine a flashlight on the screen. If you can see a very faint image, you need a new backlight. If you have no image at all, you need an inverter. More likely than not, it's the inverter because backlights last a really long time.

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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The bluescreen saying about the ACPI, I had the same problem at work with a older computer. Next time you get the bluescreen read everything it says.

It tells you to press a button, I'm not sure thats why I'm telling you to read the bluescreen (windows 2000 or xp) it was f5 or f8.

You press f5 or f8 I think it was f5 since f6 is to load custom drivers.

So you press f5 when it asks you to press f6 This disables the ACPI subsystem in the setup and you should be able to install windows 2000 without any more problems. If its not f5 read the bluescreen thats where I got it!

Good luck, keep me posted and tell me if theres anything else.

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SOURCE: My Hp Pavilion dv4000 screen stays blank

have you got a bootable cd or recovery cd , boot from it and do a fresh installation, i think your windows has got corrupt

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SOURCE: Inadvertantly deleted ''i8042prt.sys''; keyboard & mouse don't work

if you dont have the disc then you just have to download linux unubuntu. its free googel for it

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Hi there. My name is Alex and I am here to help solve this problem

Depending if the BIOS has legacy USB support for keyboard and mouse enabled, you should be able to run safe mode by pressing F8 before the computer boots into windows. I would not recommend going into the BIOS if you do not have much knowledge to the computer as one wrong configuration could cause some behaviour problems or even damage to the pc's components

I recommend connecting a keyboard and mouse that have cable and the PS/2 connectors (purple and green) which can be found at back of the computer at the top. Then restart your computer, hold down F8 and you will be able to run safe mode. The mouse and keyboard will then work

Keep both the keyboard and mouse plugged in and boot windows. When you get into windows, plug in the USB keyboard and mouse into a USB slot and wait whilst it detects it. After a couple of minutes you should be able to use your USB mouse and keyboard and take out the PS/2 keyboard and mouse

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