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Acer-Beginning Dump of Physical memory

I bought an Acer Aspire 5100 on 24th Nov2006 in Circuit started giving problem after the warranty period is hanging for every 15 mins..saying that 'Beginning Dump of Physical Memory" and one of your disk need to be checked (FAT32)..and it is taking more than a day to check the disk..and some times disk failure error throwing..and one more issue is the error message :

Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller V2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

Can any one help me to fix this..any shop where I can fix it..when I called the Acer customer care, they told me to install Windows Vista, but I am not sure how far this can fix the issue.

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  • jtsnyderjt Jun 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have replaced the harddrive and loaded the systems files. It only lasted about 20 mins. before it happened again. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I think i have found a temporary solution?..
    Kept getting exactly the same message when i was playing games on my acer aspire 9504...mainly when i was using it on my lap or in bed. Noticed it was incredibly hot and so put it on a wooden desk by my bed and a fan behind it and i never have the problem- although if i try and play demanding games with it elsewhere (where it can overheat) i get that message again! hope that helps


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I also had a Acer 5100 bought from Circuit City. My problems started with a memory dump, followed by keyboard and mouse control gone. Luckly I did have the Circuit City warrent. I sent it in and the the main board needed to be replaced. Unfortunatlly this did nothing because I ended up sending it a total of three times. All three times all they did was replace the main board and none of the three times did this help. One rep suggested maybe the memory was bad. But because it was sent in three times before and then needed a fourth for the same issue it fell under the lemon policy and they issued me another laptop. Im still looking at away of fixing the old laptop though. I know its not the old laptop and I know over heating was a factor. I am going to start with replacing the ram myself (I wanted to upgrade anyway) and see if that gets me anywhere.

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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They are somewhat right, if you do not want to erase all of your files, just the system files, then you can do that and it will fix it. To do this make sure that you have your install disc and start up your computer, press F11 or F12 depending on what it says in order to boot from the CD drive. then follow the on-screen instructions to install only system files on Vista unless you want to completely wipe your hard drive.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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SOURCE: windows dont come up.

I had this happen to me before with an IBM laptop. I bought a new hard drive, reinstalled a fresh OS, and had no more problems after that. I also went right to ibm website and did all the updates, as well as all the microsoft updates. So my same problem as your ended up being a bad hard drive. maybe check into that?.

Posted on May 30, 2008

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SOURCE: My Toshiba Satellite P25 will

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, I am tempted to think that the CMOS/BIOS could not detect the internal hard disk and therefore is booting from the LAN. Pls reboot and enter CMOS/BIOS setup. Thereafter determine if the computer could detect the hard disk either auto or manually.

If the above solution has merit, pls click on my "Ask Me" to explore additional options, postback how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: wile I am trying to boot it up it goes in to a loop


That error message usually refers to a hard disk failure. Your hard disk cable could be loose or faulty. Or, your hard drive would need to be replaced.

I'd suggest to check the cable and run your system's hardware diagnostics (often F2 or F12) when your system boots.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a realtek RTL8139{x}/8130/810x PCI FAST

If you use ethernet, then your connection, possibly the cable, is not working.

IF you don't use the ethernet connection, and have no cable plugged in for ethernet, the warning is NORMAL.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Computer does not boot up

Sounds like the computer cannot find your hard drive and is looking for other means to boot the machine. It first is looking for a network hard drive, then it is looking at the DVD. When that fails it is asking you to check the computer for hardware errors. Check to make sure the hard drive is seated in it's compartment. The DV6000 has an adapter that fits on the end of its SATA drive and sometimes that adapter can wiggle loose from the contacts. Just take the hard drive out and then re-seat it to the connector. In most cases it is either a loose connection or the hard drive has suffered a failure.

Posted on May 19, 2010

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SOURCE: I get an error message

It is beacuse your Hard drive is not detected on the computer properly.
Try resetting BIOS.
If that doesnt work, Check whether your hard drive is good.

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

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