Question about Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook

2 Answers

Start > turn off computer does not work on XP

Hi, Just noticed a problem on a friends laptop. Whe you click start > turn off computer you get the next confirmation window but when you click turn off nothing happenes. The only way to shut down seems to be by logging off first the using the turn off computer option from the logon screen.

Can anyone help

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    start>turn off computer>turn off does not shut down the computer



2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 47 Answers

Some process running in the background is not letting the system shut down. Use task manager to kill unnecessary processes before pressing turn off. If it shut downs then try to locate the process using taskmanager which is causing this problem.

Let me know if it helps.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008


Hi, thanks for the advice but when I was waiting for a reply I went into msconfig, turned off all start up options and tried - everything was OK. I then went through a process of turning things on until I found the culpret. He has recently installed iolo virus scanner and that was what was causing the problem.

Thanks for your help anyhow. Have a good weekend.

Posted on Apr 13, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to reset my computer back to factory settings?

Hi there,
Which is your Operating system?

Copy all your files and documents to an external storage device.
If it is windows XP: Start the computer and the moment you do that, start Tapping F8 Key you shall see Advanced boot option. Select Safe mode with Networking and press enter and next option is to choose the Operating system First will be Windows Xp now you need to select the second one and press enter IF you dont have the second option then we might need a Disk.

For Windows Vista & Windows 7.
1. Copy all your files and documents to an external storage device.
2. Shut down the computer.
3. Turn the PC back on and hit the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Option Screen appears.
4. Click "Repair Your Computer" if you are not already on it and then press ENTER
5. choose your country and click OK
6. On the "System Recovery Options Screen" click "Restore Application" which is the last option.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions
8. When prompted, click on "Full Factory Recovery"
9. "Next"
10. Click "Yes"
11. you will notice for a while it seems like nothing is happening, give it some time.
12. After some minutes, recovery will complete and you click "Finish"

Hope this helps!!

Nov 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My laptop sony vaio vgncr22g/b speaker stop sudeenly i am using xp


Uninstall audio drivers completely and then install the driver that is working.

1. Click Start,type Device Manager in the Start Search box, and then pressENTER.

2. In the Device Manager dialog box, expandSound, video, and game controllers.

3. Locate the audio device that was included with the computer.

3. Right-click the device, and then clickProperties.

4. Click theDriver tab, and then click Uninstall.

5. Place a check mark next to"Delete the Driver Software for this device" check box, and then click OK.

6. Install the driver that is working.

7. Restart the computer and check if the issue persists.

Hope this helps

Aug 03, 2011 | Sony VAIO Notebook

2 Answers

I cant seem to get into safe mode on my comp

When you first turn the computer on Keep tapping F8 if that doesnt work Try F5.
If you can get into Windows then you can make the computer boot into Safe mode next time you start it up using MSConfig.
If you have XP you will need to Start > Run > msconfig.exe Windows Vista / 7, Start > (Type in the start search box under All Programs) msconfig, you will notice it come up and the top of the box > Click on it and when prompted by UAC click Continue / Yes.
Now that you are in MSConfig under the general tap select Diagnostic Startup, press apply then OK, you will not be prompted to restart the computer. Restart and it will put you into Safe Mode.

Apr 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

How do i system restore my dell laptop 1525 i have tried ctrl + f8

Usually for DELL computers and laptops the system restore key combination is
<CTRL> + <F11>

Mar 04, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

1 Answer

My Toshiba laptop satellite running windows xp isn't booting at all,it stops and gives me a message that windows didnt start successfully a recent change in s/w or h/w might have coursed this.

Hi friend, As you have mentioned that the laptop is not booting up, in that case what i would recommend is that as soon as you turn on the system press the key "F8" to get into the Advanced Boot Options menu.
In that menu select the option "Last Known good Configuration" and wait if it works or not.
In the same menu select the option " Safe Mode" If it boots up into the windows try the following steps to restore the system to previous date
1) Click on Start 2) Goto All Programs 3) Select Accesories > System tools> System Restore 4) In the new window select the option "Restore the system to previous date" 5) Select Next and you will see some restore points created. 6) Select the latest restore point that is a week before 7) Click Next 8) System Restore will start 9) Follow the instructions and restart the system in normal mode that is without pressing F8 this time.

Dec 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I can not find the icon in the start menu to initiate the system recovery option


If it is windows xp then the recovery option will be under pc help and tools ,this you can get it by clicking on start ???all programs ???pc help and tools.However if you are not able to find this option then simply turn the computer off and then disconnect all the external devices along with the internet cable and then as soon as you turn the computer on tap the f10 key repeatedly and then when you get the recovery page click on ok .Once you get the page where it has the advance option click on it and then select destructive recovery and then click next the recovery will start .

If you have windows vista then go to start and in the search bar type recovery manager and then click on it to start the recovery else instead of the f10 key tap the f11 key and then follow the same instruction as for the XP OPERATING SYSTEM.

Hope this helps you ,all the best

Oct 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My laptop takes a long time to start but once it has started everything works fine.

Try this....

Click the Windows Start button
Right click Computer
Click Properties
Click Advanced System settings
In the Advanced Tab, Start and Recovery, click Settings
In the Time to display operating systems list a setting, set a 5 second value instead of 30.
Click Apply
You'll notice a boost in the performance of the startup process on next boot.

Sep 28, 2010 | Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My daughter has an Acer laptop running XP. The

Hi i'm Rain.
Follow the instructions below to resolve the issue.
  1. Click start.
  2. Click All Programs.
  3. Click Accessories.
  4. Click System Tools.
  5. Click System Restore.
Now Keep the default Settings { Restore my computer to an earlier state} and click next.
Now select a date that you know for sure is before the problem accured. Click next an allow the restore to correct the problem. The system will reboot after the restoration . Now a restoration complete notice will appear.
Click Next or Ok to continue to desktop. Your icons should all be back in place .

Nov 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

4 Answers

Reboot my acer 5315

I have just restored back to factory settings on my acer. This was done by pressing the 'alt and f10' together five times when the acer screen comes on at start up. However I would back everything you will need as this is a one way trip!

Aug 20, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

3 Answers

Acer orbi cam not working

I think ur laptop webcam driver not installed properly.If ur laptop have windows vista operating system then do these steps.
Goto Start - Programs - Recovery Manager - Recovery Manager.In that recovery manager,click on next.Its shows the Software reinstallation page.Click on next button two times.Its shows the software lists.Select the webcam software and click on next button.After reinstallation completed , u restart laptop and check it.
If ur laptop have windows XP operating system then u uninstall the webcam software through Add/Remove program and restart it.After restarting ,Reinstall the web cam software and check it. If u doesnt have webcam drivers then u go for nearest service centre and install it.


Mar 07, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 3260-4874 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 3610 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

688 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18420 Answers

Mohammed Ebrahim M
Mohammed Ebrahim M

Level 3 Expert

644 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Are you an Acer Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides