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Acer aspire E1-731-4699. When power is turned on it blinks the home screen and then a blue screen with a flashing icon. Tried pushing buttons to reset but no luck. Any ideas?

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  • Dave Campbell Nov 20, 2014

    Hi Kelly Woodard, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

    - What operating system? (WinXP Win7 etc.)
    - When did it last boot up correctly, and were there any issues with it when it did work?

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Try starting it with a linux live cd in the DVD drive, I would suggest mx14 - if you can run a system from a cd then you may be able to access your hard drive and copy off your personal stuff that you need. (You may need to change the boot order by entering the bios when the laptop starts - try 'esc' or 'F2' as the laptop starts - go to boot order and set dvd drive as first boot. F10 to save and exit)

If you can do this then there is a fault with the instructions for the operating system. If you have a boot CD for the system then start the laptop with the CD in the drive.

If not then you can purchase one from here
https://neosmart.net/blog/windows-recovery-discs/

Download mx14 from here
http://www.mepis.org/mirrors

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire 3050 blue screen

When you first power your computer on, you'll want to press F2 to get into the bios. If you're lucky, your bios will have the option to turn off the Automatic Restart on System Failure. It may be worded differently, but if you can turn that off, then you'll be able to see what your blue screen says.

Also, if you have your Windows XP cd (if that is your operating system), you'll want to boot up with the cd in your drive, to get to the XP Recovery Console. Run the command: chkdsk /r
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SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5010.. Power on, but Blank screen/ hard drive light also not.

Hi,
This could be a Power/Switch Problem.
Faulty Hard-Drive.
Solution:- Leave the laptop turned Of And charge the battery to Full Capacity. ( usually between 4-16 Hours ) depending on capacity.
This will also fully charge the CMOS ( memory battery )
then boot the laptop up, and see if this solves your problem.
If not i,d suggest running a scandisk or hard-drive diagnostic program, to ensure that you have no Viruses-bad sectors on the hard-drive.
If you need further assistance please don,t hesitate to ask for more help and advice.
Mike @ Compurepair.

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sounds to me like you need to restore your bios settings to default. if you can get into bios usually by pressing delete then it shouldnt be too hard. if that dont work the next easiest thing to do is to take out the battery that is inside the laptop somewhere on the motherboard! this will clear bios settings after about 2 or 3 mins of being out make sure the computer has no other power going to it when you take out battery

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Try opening a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and type the following:

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