Turned On My Laptop Today And There Were No Sounds To Indicate It Was Booting Up, Just The Screen Performing A Disk Check. [As Apparently My Laptop Had Not Been Shut Down Properly - It Had. I Always Shut It Down.]
After About 5 Minutes, the Percentage Hadn't Moved From 0% And It Then Showed A Blue Screen With Vertical Lines Running down The Centre Of The Screen.
What Is This? I've Scanned Every Piece Of Literature On My Laptop I Have, And Have been Given No Answer.It's My Lifeline At The Moment As I Am In The Middle Of Exams For My Degree.
Any Help At All Would Be Much Appreciated As I Have No Idea What's Going On!!
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Re: Acer Aspire 5050 - Unable To Boot PLEASE HELP.
There is a very hig possibility that your Hard Drive developed somebad sectors. What I suggest is try to remove the hard drive and use it as an external drive using a 2nd PC and back up all your imporatnt files immediately. After making sure that all needed data has been extracted, try to reformat the Hard drive and if it is still functional, re-install your OS.
Most of this cases, I highly recommend that you replace your hard drive with a new one.
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There may be one available as a block diagramme for a fee on a web site somewhere but that is not common.
Most manufacturer trained computer engineers know how motherboards work alongside the firmware and chosen software so there is no call for them.
Remove the battery and power source. Remove the RAM and hdd. Power up with the power supply and it should do something. If it does, replace the RAM and hdd it should now restart. If nothing, check the GPU.
I would suggest you try safe mode.
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words "Safe Mode" appear in the corners of the display to identify which Windows mode you are using. If an existing problem does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes.
If you don't know the cause of the problem, you can use the process of elimination to help you find the problem. Try starting all of the programs you commonly use, including the programs in your Startup folder, one by one, to see if a program might be the cause of the problem.
Follow the steps to boot the computer in safe mode with networking:
1. Restart your computer if it is powered on.
2. Tap the F8 key after your computer initially powers on.
3. Once you see the Advanced Boot Options menu you can stop tapping.
4. Use the up/down arrow keys to highlight your selection.
5. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
6. You should see drivers loading, and then please wait.
7. You should then be at the Welcome Screen.
8. Logon to your computer using an account with Administrator privileges.
Your Model of Aspire has a different battery release method, see attached pic on how to do it. This is a pic from your User Manual, you can download it from here Download Acer Aspire E1 572
Manual. I suspect that the information you have been given regarding battery removal and passwords refers to removing the cmos battery as in a PC in the hope that it will clear Bios activated passwords.
It sounds like it could be either the battery is going bad and not holding a charge or the adapter is. I have had really good luck with similar problems going to places like Batteries +, and large electronic retailers, and my favorite the small local mom and pop computer store; where I end up asking them If I could try one of the adapters from the floor model to eliminate if is a faulty adapter. Other then that I'd if its not out of warranty contact Acers online chat support at http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service