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Help when i power up my computer i hear a single beep i then get a white screen with an acer background it says in the left hand bottom corner of the screen DEL:ENTER SETUP and in the right hand bottom corner F12:BOOT MENU but wont let me do anything from there av only had the computer 2 weeks and cant get anywhere with it any help is much apreciated

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  • bigbaz Mar 15, 2008

    ok checked everything al seated correctlypowered up no-go check ed keyboard and mouse for correct operation with 2 new units any other ideas i can try anyone

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Hi bigbaz

maybe its hardware failure caus, open your case, and find the cmos jumper, clear the cmos with move the jumper to pin 2,3 and power on, after that power off, and back the jumper again .
close case
and power on again


i hope it can solved your problem



thx

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Turn power off.
Open case and check the connections to ensure they are all plugged-in. Check that all cards are neatly seated into the MB.
Sometimes the cards and connections can come loose during shipping.
After checking those things, power up and try it again.
If no-go, then press the delete key to enter setup and check what it is seeing for hard drives. Prior powerups may have blown out the drive.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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    Did U get any results from the Delete key?

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