I have a acer 5100 and i get quite a bit of blue screens, im wondering if you could pin point where the problem could be, if its heat related or memory or bad drivers. what can i do to pinpoint what the problem is. Any special software to check for any of these conditions you may recomend.
I was unable to turn my acer aspire 3690 on no matter what I tried the lights came on and the fan ran but no monitor no sounds.... searched the internet and reboted ect... Did you know acer aspires (mine at least ) has a screen lock? try pressing F12 and fn duh! I thought the mother board was shot.... my 4 year old had locked me out of it! Much easier than replacing the mother board huh?
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Do a high level format first. Download AUTOCLAVE burn it to disk run it this will put the hard drive in a preformatted state then reinstall XP. To avoid the blue screen of death I use Linux (PINGUY 11.04)
Hold down the FN key whilst pressing one of the F1-F10 keys usualy a symbol with a sun and an arrow pointing up for increasing brightness and sun and arrow down for decreasing brightness but remember to hold down the FN key (usualy botton left of keyboard in blue)
your problem is called BSOD (blue screen of death).
many thing can cause this problem.
most common thing that cause BSOD are Operating system, memory and harddrive.
sometime motherboard+cpu can cause BSOD too, but not as often as memory+hdd+OS.
you should re-installed it first, if you still have BSOD,
ask your technician to check hdd and memory, if they can check motherboard + cpu, it would be good for you,
its a fault caused by memory but not because of memory.
Either check ur hard drive with a utility(chkdsk)
or remove hd and clean pins and connection(small shaving brush is ideal for this) replace hd.
It could be bad sectors on drive and if not solved sooner than later ur hd can become damaged beyond repair.
if you have a xp disk,boot up with disk and select "r" for repair then once in dos platform type in " chkdsk" this is the easiest way there are other ways but can cause problems.