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Hi, when I turn on my Acer (aspire 5741 series) laptop it gets stuck on a screen with the acer logo, & says 'press F2 to setup' in the corner. If I press F2 or any other key, the computer just beeps. It won't go past this screen - what is going on & how can I fix it?? Please help! :( Thank-you kindly!

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This may be caused by any of the below reasons.

  1. New hardware has been recently installed.
  2. Error or confliction with settings in CMOS.
  3. CMOS battery is bad or failing.
Try removing any newly installed Hardware, if still not working, goto CMOS setup, press F9,if asked, press Y and then F10 and then Y. If still not working, try Formating the C drive, your windows file are corrupt.

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Acer - Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos
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Gateway - DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet
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IBM - PC, XT, AT
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Lenovo (formerly IBM) - ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
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Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
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