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Computer freezes as soon as it is turned on showing the ACER sreen with two options:- Press Enter for setup & F12 for boot menu. Because the computer is frozen neither of these options work, and the only recovery disk is blank.

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    It just stops at system is starting pressing enter doesn't work either


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format your pc your OS.....setup properly...

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Gateway sx series sx2110g-uw318 boot menu


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"In order to access the boot options on this portable computer, press the ESC or F10 key while the Gateway screen is displayed during the startup process. This opens a Boot menu with the option to start the computer to any of the available drives or to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys to select a menu option, and then press the ENTER key to start to the selected device.To "boot" (start) to a CD, DVD, or a floppy disk, the media must be in the drive when starting the computer."

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I put in my op sys. disk to reload operating system,its not reading the disk,tried pic cd, working foin .si its not the dvd/cd drive???

eMachines T5048?

Suggest you enter BIOS Setup, and in Boot Options, set the first boot device to CDROM.
This makes the computer boot from the Recovery disk.

How to enter BIOS Setup? (May be called CMOS Setup also, but I don't believe the computer is that old)

Look at the bottom of the monitor screen, as soon as the eMachines logo comes up. It will state what key to press to - enter BIOS Setup.

Usually it's the DELete key, or F2 key,. for eMachines. May be the Tab key.

Window of opportunity went by, and you didn't get into BIOS Setup?
S'okay. We just need to know what key to press, for now.

Got the key written down?
Open the optical drive, and put the Recovery disk in. Close the optical drive tray.
Now hold the Power On button in, and for a count of 10 seconds.
Turns the computer off.

WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.
AS SOON AS you press the Power On button, start tapping on the enter BIOS Setup key.
Tap in 2 second intervals.

Hear beeps? Ignore them. They are Stuck Key Error Code beeps, and it is you that is doing it.

Takes a few seconds. Now you should be looking at the BIOS Setup utility, and the Main menu.

BIOS Setup utilities change from computer to computer.
That's because there are 3(?) major BIOS manufacturing companies, and each BIOS has a different version.
(Phoenix/Award and AMI)

The menu headings may go across the top.
Just one example;
Main / Advanced / Power / Boot / Exit

Or they may be listed in a column,

(Scroll down a little)

When in the BIOS(CMOS) Setup utility, you CANNOT use the Mouse anymore. You have to use the Keyboard to navigate around.

With the menu's going across the top, for example; you would use the Right Arrow key, and highlight -> Boot
Then press the Enter key.

With menus that are in a column, use the Down Arrow key to highlight Advanced, or Advanced BIOS. (Or Advanced CMOS)
Press the Enter key.

You will see - First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, Third Boot Device, and Boot from other.
To the right you will see the various devices, the computer can boot from;
HarDDrive, (HDD-0), CDROM, Floppy, Internet, etc.

You want CDROM to be to the right of First Boot Device.
If the devices are just listed in an order, you want CDROM at the Top.

With First Boot Device, Second Boot Device, etc listed;
Use the Down Arrow, and highlight First Boot Device.
Press the Enter key.

Your cursor will now be in the device order list.
Use the Down Arrow key to highlight CDROM.
Now look at the navigation guide at the bottom.

To move CDROM to the Top, you may press the;

Page Up/Page Down key, or the +/- key. (Plus/Minus key)
Depends on what is listed in the navigation guide at bottom.

(If +/- key just press the - key)

With CDROM at the Top press the Enter key.
Things differ here too;

A small window may come up asking, Save Changes?
It may show F12 - Save Changes
Or it may show a Y for Yes, and an N for No
(Or Yes/No)

If F12 just press the F12 key, and the computer will restart.
If you have the Recovery disk in the optical drive, the computer will now boot from it.

If Yes/No, or Y/N; use the appropriate Arrow key, and highlight Y, or Yes.
(Note: If Y just press the lower case y. The uppercase Y is just shown for clarity)

Press the Enter key.
If the Recovery disk is in the optical drive, the computer will boot from it.

Recovery disk isn't in the optical drive? No sweat. Put it in there.
Now press the CTRL key, ALT key, and DElete key AT THE SAME TIME.
This makes the computer restart.

If you have never approached this procedure before, it probably looks like, "Wa-wa-wa".
(That's what my niece states when I try to explain computer technology. Wa-wa-wa from the Peanuts cartoon. lol!)

You pull up the BIOS Setup utility, and tell me what you see.
You'll be my eyes, and I'll step by step you through it.
We will post back, and forth in a Comment.


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Change the f12 boot menu on an acer t180

Press F2 to enter BIOS setup at startup. You can set which devices appear in the list from the boot menu.

Jan 20, 2013 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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How to boot from a cd?

Its very easy to boot from a cd.

When you put a cd in sometimes the computer will ask you to press any key to boot from the cd.

You can also try:

1) When you boot the pc the manufacture Logo pops up as the first thing on the screen, when this happens press F12 for the boot menu. The boot menu will show 3 or 4 options to boot from select the cd drive and you will be good to go.

2) If you do not see the cd drive in the boot menu then when you reboot the machine at the manufacture logo screen press F2 for the setup screen go to the Boot menu/order and set your cd drive to be recognized. Once its recognized go and re do step 1.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to ask me.

Aug 12, 2011 | Sun Blade 2500 PC Desktop

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My PC doesn't load

Restart computer. Watch closely at the bottom of the screen for an F command.

This F command will allow to enter setup.

When computer is loading, start pressing F12 repeatedly until setup is opened.

When setup opens, you'll see a file menu that runs across the top of the screen. It will start from the left and move to the right - press F9. When prompted, select "restore default settings". Move to each file menu and press F9 and set "default settings".

When you come to the Exit menu, do the same thing, then select the Exit Menu, and choose the "Exit Saving Settings" option.

Once it exits, it will automatically restart and begin the loading process into Windows (or your operating system).

If the OS does not load, you will need to re-enter setup: under the file menu, search for an option that will allow you to enable a second F command which should be F5 or F10. Once this is done, go to exit, and select "exit saving settins".

The computer will begin loading, but you will want to restart the computer - watch again at the bottom of the screen for the new F command - remember what it is when you are in setup, and begin pressing it as before with the F12 command - the F5 (F10) will bring you to an option menu for starting the computer - select the "start in safe mode" option.

If the computer does not load in safe mode, you will need to format the hard drive and re-install the Operating System.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.


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Sons computer reads:to enter set up:press delete enter F12, but nothing happens when trying to press buttons. acer T180. kev

Are you pressing all three at the same time. I believe that is what they are refeing too. Just keep pressing those three buttons, as the computer starts up.

Mar 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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ACER T180 does not boot up

check the fan of your cpu is it working fine also check the RAM, do it by putting some other RAM which is working

Sep 10, 2008 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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My ACer T180 does not boot boot up

sound like the hard drive. do you hear the drive spinning?? you may need replace or reformat.

what OS are you running....?

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Please help me with this Frozen PC...

If you don't mind losing all of your data, get a windows XP install disc, boot from it, and see if you can install a new copy of the operating system. If this is not an ooptuion, google "Bart PE" download this program, run it and let it burn to a CD. Next boot from said CD, and run the command prompt. now type in "CHKDSK C:/r" and let this run. Once it finishes, take the disk out and reboot. THis should fix the problem, best of luck dude ;)

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Can not Boot from OnBoard SATA Hard 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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