Question about Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop

1 Answer

No disc drive

My computer is showin no disk drive but wen i go in2 device manager its there sayin its corrupted....
i have no backup disk that came with it.... wot can i do...?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 306 Answers
Re: no disc drive - Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop PC Laptops

Its a service isue

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I run the backup, the error message says; Check Your Backup The operation failed due to a device error encountered with either the source or the destination. If the source or destination volume is on...

An IO device is an input/output device your disc drive is a input device so either the disc is bad or corrupt or you disc drive is malfunctioning if the later is the problem try updating the device drivers for it.

Sep 29, 2013 | Toshiba Satellite PC Laptops

2 Answers

Unable to detect cdrom after crash / reinstall Vista O/S

hpweb_1-2_minus.gifCheck the Windows Device ManagerDevice Manager is a Windows program that displays hardware devices installed on your computer that are currently recognized by Windows. If functioning properly, each piece of hardware has a corresponding entry in the Device Manager. If a piece of hardware is not listed, then there is a problem. There can be a variety of reasons, ranging from the easy-to-fix (such as missing or corrupted device drivers) to the more serious (such as broken or malfunctioning hardware).If your drive does not appear in Windows Explorer or there is no response from the operating system when you insert a disc, then you should check for an entry in Device Manager. This indicates whether there is a problem or not, and sets the stage for subsequent troubleshooting actions.To verify that the optical drive is listed in the Device Manager:
  1. Remove any discs that may be present from the disk drive.
  2. Click Start , type device into the search field, and then select Device Manager from the list.
  3. In the Device Manager window, expand the DVD/CD-ROM drives entry. There should be a name listed for each installed drive.If the drive is not listed or the DVD/CD-ROM drives entry does not exist and you have verified that it is listed in the BIOS , continue to the next troubleshooting item. reinstall the default device drivers Device drivers are software processes that allow Windows to use the computers hardware components. If the device driver fails or becomes corrupted, then Windows cannot properly communicate with the drive; in fact, it may not even recognize that the drive is connected at all.
Another common source of disk drive problems is that the correct device driver may have been inadvertently replaced with an incompatible one (for example, a generic driver for optical disk drives mistakenly installed by a third-party DVD burning program). In most cases, device driver problems like these can be resolved by reinstalling the default drivers and then installing any driver updates provided by HP. To reinstall the default device drivers:
  1. Click Start , right-click Computer , and then select Properties .
  2. In the System pane, click Device Manager link. If prompted, allow the computer to access the Device Manager.
  3. In Device Manager, click the plus sign c02993920.jpg (in Vista) or the arrow c02993921.jpg (in Windows 7) next to the type of driver you want to uninstall and reinstall (for example., Modems, DVD/CD-ROMs, and so on), unless a minus sign (-) is already showing.
  4. Right-click each listed driver one at a time and click Uninstall . When prompted, confirm that you want to uninstall the selected drivers. Do not restart the PC In the Device Manager pane, select any listed device and click the Scan for hardware changes button (near the top). Windows scans your system for hardware and installs default drivers for anything that requires drivers.
    1. Open Device Manager and verify that your device drivers are listed once again.
    2. After the device drivers have been reinstalled and appear in Device Manager, try running your program again.
      NOTE:Some devices may require your computer to restart. Windows will notify you when restarting is necessary. Save all open files and allow the computer to restart.
    If reinstalling the default drivers does not correct the problem, continue to the next troubleshooting item.

Oct 20, 2011 | HP Pavilion Dv6910us Notebook

3 Answers


You will loose all data you have put on the computer. When you turn it on right at the beginning there is a black screen and there are a few f key options.
They will flash up with the option when you turned it on, before windows kicks in. Take a look at the user manual to find out for sure.
Press the correct f key before windows starts up, then go through the menus in setup (it will look all crappy and dos like) and find restore factory settings (or something like that) and click yes.
It's a great feature, and will completely kill any virus or **** problems you have had and couldn't get rid of.
Hope this helps. I would appreciate your feed back as I do this for fun not pay.

Oct 01, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

1 Answer

Well my laptop recently started acting up wen i start it it goes to a black screen saying there is non system disk or dis error replace and strike any key wen ready but it do and it does nothing? it wont...


About the Disk Error message your machine have. It means that the Storage Device(Hard Disk Drive or HDD) in you machine is about to go bad or its already bad, what I suggest try to back up your data ASAP by removing the HDD of your machine and take it to any Computer Local Center and have them backup you data and they can also tell you if the HDD is already bad that they can't backup your data.

May 10, 2011 | HP Compaq nx6110 PC Laptop

2 Answers

I want to reset it

Unlike other laptops, Acer laptops integrate a computer management utility called 'Acer eRecovery Management' to create backup of hard drive data, create restore point, reinstall applications & drivers, and reset Acer laptop to factory setting.

Step 1: Before starting your Acer laptop, ensure that there is no external storage device attached to it. Now start your laptop.

Step 2: Press 'Alt + F10' when the laptop starts booting, and wait for a moment while Windows loads the reset files.

Step 3: When 'Acer eRecovery Management' window appears, select 'Restore System from factory default' and click 'Next' to continue.

Step 4: Again click 'Next' to reset your Acer laptop. This process will erase all data from your hard disk and reset your Acer laptop to original factory settings.

Step 5: Click 'OK' in the notification window to begin the the resetting operation. Now wait while your Acer laptop is reset to factory settings.

Tips: You can also create a backup copy of your laptop data before factory reset. Simply click 'Backup' in 'Acer eRecovery Management' window.

If you face any issue with your Acer Notebook, feel free to get expert technical assistance at

Apr 04, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

2 Answers

How do I do a full recovery with the disc

Turn your computer on.

Insert the Disk and choose to enter BIOS, should be F2 but watch the screen to see the right function key.

Change the boot device order to: CD-ROM, HDD in that order.

Save changes and restart the computer.

The Recovery Disk would boot up and a wizard will guide you through the recovery process.

Follow the instructions to recover your computer.

Apr 03, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3050-1733 Notebook

1 Answer

HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4082N ATA DRIVER DEVICE Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) My cd/dvd drive stopped working. it says that the...

backup whatever information you have and run the system recovery through the disks you received when you purchased the computer. If you can perform the recovery then you know the hardware is fine and that you were experiencing software corruption.

Nov 16, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135 Notebook

2 Answers

Windows boot manager

Hit F8 a few times while your computer starts to boot, a boot selection screen should come up. Try selecting "Last Known Good Configuration" and see if you can boot up without running the repair install.

Sep 02, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

1 Answer

No boot up

Solution :
  • Run chkdsk /r or chkdsk /f to detect and resolve any file system structural damage.
  • After you use the Chkdsk tool to repair the corrupted NTFS volume, rename %SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\Ntfs.old to Ntfs.sys, and then shut down and restart the computer.
  • Try disabling any virus scanning programs, backup programs, or disk defragmenter tools that constantly monitor your computer.
  • Run any system diagnostics that are supplied by your computer manufacturer, especially a HDD check.

Jun 06, 2008 | PC Laptops

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer PC Laptops Experts


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Henk de Ruiter
Henk de Ruiter

Level 2 Expert

78 Answers

Are you an Acer PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides