When booting up acer screen comes on then goes black
Mine is doing the same thing, and so far over the last seven days have had to reset to factory settings 3 times, works fine then next day wont start again, luckily its under warranty so will be sending it back, ( 11mths old) and not over used as have a desktop aswell.. and thankfully I dont store any documents/music or pictures so have not lost anything except my patience, thought this laptop was great but now hate it, wouldnt recomend it to anyone, let me know how you go on with yours
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Depending on your version of windows, I would trying starting in safe mode to see if the computer does boot. If it does, then you want to restart again, go to advanced boot options and select "start windows with last known good configuration." Access advanced boot options following the steps at this link. Need to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode Here How
If this is the first time you have seen this, it maybe because of an incomplete Windows update, when you see the Acer logo, start tapping F8, you will see a black screen with multiple options in white text. The first thing to try is arrow down and select "Last Good Configuration", try to boot the machine up with this setting. If it does great, if it doesn't, try to boot the machine in "Safe Mode with Networking". If safe mode boots up, then you can run virus and malware scans, or use system restore to run the computer back a few days before you had the problem.
To use system restore, click the start button on the task bar > choose programs > accessories > system tools > system restore.
Open system restore and a list of restore points will be visible, choose a restore point back a day or two before the problem. hit ok to the prompts, the computer will reboot and system restore will start, when it is finished it will tell you if the restore was successful. It will not delete any personal files or anything like that.
Whenever you do get it booted into windows, run the command prompt and in there run "chkdsk /f". That will check your disk for errors and repair them. Yours sounds like a boot sector problem, chkdsk should be able to fix that.
If you are running with XP try switching the unit on and pressing F8 while the computer is booting up
This should put you into Safe Mode
If that works go to Start , Accessories, System Tools ,System Restore and if the shop did the right thing when they built it you will have the System Restore function running
Ask the machine to do a System Restore and it should give you a number of dates to restore to, pick on that is a few days before the last update and let it roll
Press the start button then hold down F8 to go to a black screen with writing. Scroll to boot windows to last known good boot (maybe not exact words, but do last known good start) Click that option and windows should boot to the last good start of your computer.
I suggest you check the settings of your bios. Normally this happens if your Hard drive is unreadable. Change the settings of the boot function to first boot on Hard disk and try to disable all other bootable hardwares like CD or network card.
I have had the same problem. I've just managed to get the monitor working again by VERY QUICKLY navigating through the monitor setup menu to the 'factory reset' option and hitting reset before the screen had a chance to blink off.
The problem I had is that the monitor suddenly goes black, but will come on for five seconds if I switch it off and on with the power button.
In that five seconds, I had to... >Hit the menu button >then hit the '+; button once >then hit the menu button again >then hit the '-' button >then hit the menu button one last time
The above brings up the menu, scrolls up off the top of the list to the last item on the list (Factory Reset), selects Factory Reset, selects 'All settings' and resets the monitor.
I don't know if this is a permanent fix, but it just worked for me and mine has been doing this intermittently for the last week.
Give it a try, it's frustrating and will take a few tries, but it can't hurt.