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Powers up but asks for boot disk i dont hav. cd rom is not working

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You lost your boot disk or boot sector on your hard disk, check you hard disk are ok they may be crashed, replace it and reload new os

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Acer aspire powers on but stays at black screen


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I have an Acer Aspire x1700 and it will not reboot, I cannot locate the reboot disk. How can you help?


Yuo need a lot of try and error to be successful.
First your OS and the BOOT disk that comes with your machine.But if you dont had the CD you need to buy and download it.
Store like Bestbuy,CompUSA,etc.. sell this CD,s or go to this LINK where you can buy it online and download it, choose your OS and any other specs about your System.
After all you need to BURN the files in a blank CD or order for mail shipment.

Then we going to BOOT the system id the CD drive.

To rebuild your hard drive, do the following:
  1. Power up your Acer system.
  2. When prompted (after memory testing completes), press CTRL + ALT + ESC to enter CMOS setup.
  3. At the CMOS Setup screen select Advanced BIOS Features
  4. Verify the Boot Options Sequence is set to the following order:
    1st [CD-ROM]
    2nd [Floppy Disk]
    3rd [Hard Disk]
  5. Insert the Acer System CD, DISK 1 in your CD-ROM drive.
  6. Press F10 to exit and save. When prompted, Do you want to save CMOS data?, select [Yes], then press ENTER.
  7. The system will reboot from the CD-ROM. After booting from the CD-ROM, you will see the Acer Hard Drive Rebuild options displayed.

    Note: Use your mouse for choice selections during the HDD recovery process. The mouse will respond slowly during this procedure, DO NOT press the Enter key. Pressing the Enter key will cause the HDD recovery process to terminate.
  8. Select HDD Full Rebuild and follow the on-screen instructions.
  9. When prompted to insert Acer Recovery CD, DISK 2, wait for the CD-ROM to eject DISK 1.
  10. Close the CD-ROM tray and click OK. The system will continue to rebuild the hard drive back to factory load.
After being prompted to remove disk and restart system the unit will load system software and hardware. During this process the system will reboot several times.
Your Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity (COA) ID number will automatically be entered for you. Should you need this number for any reason, look for your Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity (COA) ID number on the cover of your system.

"thumbs and post back!"

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When turning on my acer aspire desktop a black screen comes up with the following and wont start up: Verifying DMI Pool Data...... Update Success Boot From CD: DISK BOOT FAILURE INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND...


Ensure that you havent got a cd in the cd rom then reboot, press F2 or Delete to enter the bios and look for boot options, set the primary boot to your harddrive press F10 and press y to save and exit the bios, Press F11 and set that to boot from harddrive and let the computer boot, if it still dosent boot to windows then the hdd has become faulty, or has been wiped of the operating system and windows will need to be reinstalled.

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How to format acer e500 with partition


its the same way just about with all computers.... do this


restart computer
enter your bios
open your boot options
make sure your boot methods are as follows
1. cd-rom
2. floppy
3. hard drive disk


then you insert your windows OS make sure its a bootable disc then hit F10 for some computers to exit and save changes....

your computer will restart and then go through the loading then prompt you to hit any key to boot from cd.... make sure you dont actually look for the any key button lol!!!

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Im trying to put my pc bak to factory settings but the disc will not auto run


For that you need to SEt first boot device as your cd or dvd rom in bios.
When you power up the computer press F1 oe F2 or "del" key to enter in bios .
Then go to boot option then set first boot device as your cd or dvd rom then save settings and exit.
Then resatrt if your recoveri disk in rom then your computer boot with it.
Let me know if you need more assistanse.
Thanks.

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How to reformat acer aspire sa20 desktop? what is the steps? thanks


before formatting take the backup of your hard drive.
For formatting you need windows xp bootable disk .just insert the disk in to cd rom drive and set the option in bios from cd-rom drive when it boot it will prompt press any key to continue just press the space bar and follow the instruction.

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My acer aspire e500 has no hard disk aactivity


Try to discinnect CD/DVD driver also when you power on main cor dont instantly power on case, wait 5 minutes and then try. Such kid of failureas are causer by power adaptor system. Also try bios reset put off battery and wait 5 minutes to reset CMOS also power cord must be unpluged. Unplug and plug power sources to mainboard. then turn on.

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I cant reboot my acer aspire m1610. i have tried pressing f12 for the boot menu then i pressed hard disk recovery then it justs logs on as normal with no reboot. i did not make a recovery cd when i 1st got...


Hi!
Would you plz explain more!
What I understand is you want to restart your computer but you can't!
If this is the problem, You need to provide me with system you working on, if it's XP, you may try this:
Click "Run" from "Start Menu" then type: sfc /scannow
It will ask you to insert the Win XP CD in the CD ROM Drive, then press continue.
Wait untill the operation finishes then try again.
If your problem is different, please explain more!

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I have an Acer Aspire 3000 laptop that has been giving me problems. I tried to do a system restore but it will not boot up off of the CD. I have tried F8 but and that gives me a number of options but...


Hi Lindsay,

That's too bad about your system.

First, what kind of problems were you having as the reason for wanting to perform a system restore?

If your system will not boot off the CD, then it might not be #1 in the BIOS order. Try this:


  • Power up your Acer system.
  • When prompted (after memory testing completes), press CTRL + ALT + ESC to enter CMOS setup.
  • At the CMOS Setup screen select Advanced BIOS Features
  • Verify the Boot Options Sequence is set to the following order:
    1st [CD-ROM]
    2nd [Floppy Disk]
    3rd [Hard Disk]
  • Insert the Acer System CD, DISK 1 in your CD-ROM drive.
  • Press F10 to exit and save. When prompted, Do you want to save CMOS data?, select [Yes], then press ENTER.

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    Restore factory settings


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