Question about Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook
I had the same problem a few months ago, but if it is what think, and not a hardware problem, you should be able to fix it with some virus tools.
I suspect it is the virus called ravmon, it did exactly the same with me, but every couple of tries to start the computer it actually stayed on long enough to install a aplication called combofix, it completely deletes ravmon from computer registry and it works 100%. If the computer does not stay on long enough to install combofix, you must take out your hard driver and put it in another computer as a slave device which has a good antivirus(Bitdefender) and combofix installed on it. Once you have done this, scan your HD. Once cleaned up, put it back and it should work if it is a virus.
Otherwise it can be your CPU which is overheating, where some new thermal paste on CPU will do the trick.
Just google combofix, it is very small and free to download.
Really hope this can help you. Also remeber to please rate sollution
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Try to boot into safe mode. When computer first starts up press F5 and a menu will come up. Pick safe mode with networking. If it boots up then run an online virus scan using housecall at www.trendmicro.com It is a free online scanner and works very well or if you have a virus scanner installed then update the virus definitions and run a complete scan. If a virus is found and removed then make sure to turn off system restore before rebooting computer. This will clear system restore...most viruses will stay in this area and will come back if you do not do this. If there was no virus found then windows start-up files may have been corrupted and you will need to use the windows installation cd to try and repair the installation. You may need to do this even if there is a virus found though because it may have erased critical start-up files for windows. If your computer did not come with installation cd then there will be another partition on the drive that contains the installation software. You may have to press something like F10 or F12 when the computer starts up. Just look for a message that says what key to press.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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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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