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Do you mean the Start menu? Or do you mean the PC is just not turning on at all? We need more info to give you a good answer. Please tell us more, and tell us what you did or what happened just before that also, please. It will help us a lot. :)

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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    munsurul hassan Oct 21, 2013

    when i click start menu laptop led screen on but but screen not show

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Got an Acer 4050 from ebay and it goes straight to enter boot password


can you click on f12 before it goes to boot password?
The F12 Boot Menu allows you to choose which device that you would like to boot the computer's Operating System from by pressing the F12 key during the computer's Power On Self Test, or POST process. Some notebook and netbook models have the F12 Boot Menu disabled by default.
If this sounds like your problem then try this:
If this sounds like
To enable the F12 Boot Menu:


  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press the F2 key to enter computer's BIOS Setup during Power-On Self-Test, or POST, process while the Acer logo is being displayed.
  3. Press the Right Arrow key to select Main
  4. Select F12 Boot Menu
  5. Press the Enter key
  6. Select Enabled
  7. Press the Enter key
  8. Press the F10 key and then press the Enter key to save the changes and restart the computer.
Note: Not all Acer notebooks or netbooks have the F12 Boot Menu feature. Computers that do not have the F12 Boot Menu feature will not be able to enable the feature within the BIOS. I hope this works for you if not, then the problem is obviously not the boot menu. Go to Acer support for more help

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Why is my laptop comming up with aptio setup utillity


Try this


1/ Select the Boot menu in the Aptio setup utility, select 'Launch CSM' and change to enable
2/ Select the Security menu n the Aptio setup utility, select 'secureicon1.png Boot Control' and change to disable
3/ Select Saveicon1.png & Exit and press 'yes'
4/ Hold down the powericon1.png button until the unit switches power off completely
5/ Switch back on and continually press the F9 button for about ten seconds; this should now allow the unit to boot up into the Windows Recovery menu
6/ Select 'Advanced Start Up' and wait until the recovery menu appears
7/ Select ' Advanced Options'
8/ Select 'System Restore' and select a date prior to when the problem occured

System Restore worked perfectly for me; good luck

Aug 03, 2014 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Boot menu cant working


Press DEL to get to your bios options then disable fast boot. This will allow you to hit the appropriate key to enter the boot menu.

Mar 30, 2014 | Lenovo Computers & Internet

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Running bios/boot menu through external monitor


Even if you press F8 and use the boot menu, you will need to type the administrator password. The other alternative is to use a Win OS disc and reinstall from scratch using the COA number underside of your laptop.

Jan 18, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Boot menu


Your computer's BIOS, or basic input/output system, regulates several important system functions before your operating system loads.
The BIOS can even tell your operating system which device it should load from, whether the computer's hard drive or a USB stick.
You can control this and other options from the BIOS boot menu.
If you own an Acer Aspire One netbook and want to access the boot menu, you can do so by entering the computer's BIOS.

Turn off your Acer Aspire One netbook.
Turn it back on.

Press "F2" when you see the Acer logo appear as the computer boots up.
This will open the computer's BIOS menu.

Press the arrow keys to highlight the Boot option.
Press the down arrow key to highlight specific boot settings to change.


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Windows operating systems support a variety of boot options on the Windows Advanced Options Menu that allow you boot your computer based on your need.

They support boot options such as Safe Mode, which is generally best for troubleshooting and virus removals; or the Safe Mode with Networking, which allows to use an Internet connection while troubleshooting system problems.
Within seconds, you can access the boot menu and select the option that works well for the task you want to accomplish.

Shut down all currently running programs and restart your computer.
Press "F8" repeatedly before the Windows icon shows up on your screen.
This will bring you to the "Windows Advance Options Menu."

Scroll down and select the boot option you want.
Press "Enter."You can select from "Safe Mode" "Safe Mode with Networking" or your regular booting option.
Choose the boot option based on your need.
For troubleshooting, it is advisable to select "Safe Mode" because only a certain amount of drivers and resources run allowing you to resolve issues.

Jun 28, 2013 | Acer Aspire One D250 (99802378332) Netbook

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My acer aspire will not boot can you help


I think the operation system is corrupted and the action to do is press the key specified on screen to get to the boot menu ..and select the recovery partition if you have one ..In this option select to total reinstall the operation system and will work after that .
To engage the recovery if it does not work with the boot menu ..try to see if F11 works ..usually this key is reserved for recovery procedure alone ..
If you do not have a recovery partition you will need a recovery disk and the same procedure Boot from disk and reinstall the system or ..a Boot-able disk with operation system on it to reinstall the system from scratch ..
let me know if you have other issues related with this ..

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Message saying windows did not start properly. recent hardware or software change may have caused


There must be a corrupted software drivers.

For quick solution tried to boot in safemode then perform system restore, if it doesn't work tried to restore the last known good configuration.

How to boot in safemode:
  1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
  2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.
  4. Once your on the Windows desktop, click on Start>All Programs>Accesories>System Tools then select System restore
  5. Choose the recent date or restore point that your computer is working fine.

How to boot in Last know good configuration:
  1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
  2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Last Known Good configuration" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.

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I have an asus 1000he netbook and haveing boot problems what is the boot menu key?


ESC (Escape) on the keyboard should be the Boot Menu key, means you have to tap the ESC key once you press the power button to switch on the Machine and select the boot device from the options available.

If ESC key doesn't work, then try F2 or F8 or F12 (these are all the boot menu keys for Asus motherboards and Laptops).

Let me know if you need further help, but with more details about your problem.

Good Luck.
Thanks.

Dec 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Dual boot Linux/Windows7 working fine then suddenly can't boot into windows. Message is "BootMgr bad or missing". Restarrting and pressing f8 to get into advanced boot menu doesn't work, brings me back to...


Use the repair tool on your windows 7 disk, this will get windows back up, but may kill grub, check out EasyBCD from neosmart.com to easily manage your boot options from within windows.

Nov 28, 2009 | Dell Studio 17 Notebook

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Can not Boot from OnBoard SATA Hard drive.....it keeping looping...


Turn on (or restart) your computer.
When F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, press <F12>.
The Boot Device Menu appears, listing all available boot devices. Each device has a number next to it.
At the bottom of the menu, enter the number of the device that is to be used for the current boot only.

If this works and you want to change the setting permanently do the following:
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
When F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, press <F2>.
Use the arrow keys to highlight the Boot Sequence menu option and press <Enter> to access the menu.
NOTE: Write down your current boot sequence in case you want to restore it.
Press the up- and down-arrow keys to move through the list of devices.
Press the spacebar to enable or disable a device (enabled devices have a checkmark).
Press plus (+) or minus (–) to move a selected device up or down the list.

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