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Acer 3680 will not boot up.

Hi Guys n Gals. UK here. Acer 3680. Switch on and screen says "Windows failed to start. A recent softwars or hardware change might be the cause". Then gives option of "Launch Start Up Repair [Recommended]" or "Start Windows Normally". Unfortunately the pc wont Launch Start Up Repair and starting Windows normally ends up with a brief blue screen and then back to the above 2 options. So I'm scratching my head wondering what to do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Best, J.

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  • PC Luddite Jun 06, 2008

    Many thanks. Only software present is the Windows Vista disc. Have tried reloading that to no effect. Does not appear to be a facility to start in safe mode. F2 [help] can be accessed briefly as the Acer window appears on start up. F2 brings up a screen with options. Best fit appears to be F9. Tried F9 [restoring set up defaults] but no joy.

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    windows cannot start

  • Otis Parker
    Otis Parker Jun 24, 2008

    can't get blue screen to go away how do u get to safe mode

  • lonelychic Jun 27, 2008

    I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM!!! Acer 3680. Switch on and screen says "Windows failed to start. A recent softwars or hardware change might be the cause". Then gives option of "Launch Start Up Repair [Recommended]" or "Start Windows Normally". Unfortunately the pc wont Launch Start Up Repair and starting Windows normally ends up with a brief blue screen and then back to the above 2 options. I have important documents saved on the computer. Please help!! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you & have a wonderful day!

  • slick jones Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same problem, will not let me in to remove the last USB device. Tried everything, does not reconize the drives either, can see them but read only versions, says to which it, but not how to do it.


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Posted on Jul 20, 2010

New hard drive required if all options have been exhausted [which are - reloading OS, safe mode start and remove offending s/w or h/w]. When the drive goes you get the standard notice - new s/w and/or h/w as the cause. PC will try and start Windows [OS] from the ram but will fail and revert back to blue screen.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

"If blue screen with Unmountable_ Boot_ Volume then hard drive rip. Common problem. From experience a common problem [strange but the competition-Dell-are a bit like Duracell's, go on and on and on....LOL....learn the lesson] . New hd I'm afraid. Should be tech info at bottom of blue screen [ie the error code].

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Try to boot in safe mode, if you can then from there try to remove the latest software or hardware you install.
if you are unable to boot in safe mode, then try to repair or reinstall the os.
plz post your findings

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    Rajkumar Bordoloi Jun 06, 2008

    then reload your operating system or repair it


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