Question about Acer TravelMate Computers & Internet
My laptop starts up passes the XP stage and then stays on blue screen, the mouse is visible only.
Try to boot to safe mode and try a system restore if that fails then do a repair installation using the windows xp disc
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: acer notebook 3002
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
SOURCE: Black screen.
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
SOURCE: OS load failure.
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.
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
1. Check your BIOS to be sure your computer will boot from a CD.
Enter the BIOS setup by pressing the "Delete" or F2 or "F12"
key, or as directed at the startup screen, immediately after booting. Set the
first boot device to "CDROM" or "DVDROM" instead of
"hard drive" if it isn't already.
2. MS-DOS command prompt
Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your CD or DVD drive
and restart the computer. When prompted, choose to start from the MS-DOS
command prompt with CD support. The MS-DOS command prompt will appear in a
3. Start SMARTDRIVE by typing "SMARTDRV" at the DOS prompt
and pressing enter. You don't have to run SMARTDRIVE, but copying the files
will be much quicker if you do. The computer will display the DOS prompt again.
4. Enter "CD I386" at the DOS prompt to change to the
directory where the setup program starts.
5. Enter "WINNT" at the prompt to start Windows XP setup.
The installation program will copy files to your computer and then display a
message requesting to reboot.
6. Press the "Enter" key to reboot. The setup program will
start again and check that your hard drive format is compatible with Windows
XP. If not, it will guide you through partitioning and formatting the drive and
then ask you to reboot once more.
7. Press "Enter" to reboot. The computer will restart in Windows XP mode and automatically start the Windows Setup Wizard to detect your hardware and finish the installation.
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