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Acer Aspire 3050 series model # ZRC

Laptop starts to boot, shows processor type and some other hardware related information then displays "no operating system found"

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Reinstall the system again

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Cracked screen on a aspire1094z notebook and my external display works only in safe mode


Off hand I suggest you disconnect the Video Cable.

May be mistaken, but I think there is enough damage to the LCD screen, that it is causing only Safe Mode to be used.

Of course it does depend on how the LCD screen was cracked.
Dropped the laptop while it was on? Going to be Harddrive damage, and possibly further damage through the laptop.

Let's start by disconnecting the Video Cable connection, at the motherboard side. Then see if the external monitor works, and in normal mode.

I don't find an Acer Aspire 1094z, but I do find an Acer Aspire 3050-1094.
Acer - Manufacturer
Aspire - Model Series Name
3050 - Model Series Number
1094 - Model Number

If this is incorrect state back in a Comment.

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

Go to the 'paragraph' that starts with Aspire 1200. (1200 in Blue)
Drop down to the third line (2930), scroll across; click on the blue - 3050.

[Ignore if you are aware;
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (3050) it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

When I refer to a page number, it will be for the Adobe Reader page number box at the Top, to the right of the Down Arrow.

The Zoom In icon ( + ) at the Top increases the view size, when you click on it.
The Zoom Out icon ( - ) decreases the view size.

IF this applies;
Click on the icon at the Top/Left corner. Toggle Slider.
There will be two square icons.
Show Thumbnails on the Left, Show Document Outline on the Right.
Click on Show Document Outline to see the Bookmarks menu ]

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

2) Laptop closed, normal position except the Back is facing you.
There are two screws to remove, in order to remove the
Keyboard Cover.
Bottom of Page 67, top of Page 68.

Philips head screw, one on EACH side.
They are in the black plastic of the laptop, and next to the silver 'lid'.
(Display Cover = 'Lid')

Turn the laptop around, front facing you; open the laptop.

The Keyboard Cover is the strip of plastic above the Keyboard.
The Hinge Covers are an integral part of this cover.

The Microphone Cable is attached to the Launch Board, and the Launch Board is attached to the bottom of the Keyboard Cover.

For this reason suggest go slow, so you do not damage the cable (Wires); when removing Keyboard Cover.
Once the cover is lifted off, disconnect the Microphone Cable from the Launch Board.

This is an example of the Keyboard Cover removed,

http://www.cdsparts.com/p-379-new-acer-aspire-3050-3680-5050-5570-5570z-5580-middle-keyboard-cover.aspx

Suggest come to the Right side of the cover, and ease it up a little, by inserting a thick guitar pick; into the parting line.
(Where the Keyboard Cover meets the Bottom Cover)

Insert how far? About 1/4th Inch, or half the length of your little finger's thumbnail.

Ease that end up a little, so that you can get a fingertip underneath, then using fingers of both hands; ease up on the top, and bottom side of the cover; as you head towards the Left side.

(Sorry about the run-on sentence)

The cover may just pop off as you start, or you may have to carefully go along, and ease up on it all the way.

To the Left by the left Hinge, you will see motherboard side of the Video Cable.
White piece of Mylar plastic tab to gently pull up on, and this unplugs the Video Cable from the motherboard.

A look at the motherboard side connection of the Video Cable, in a pictorial guide,

http://forum.notebookreview.com/acer/352528-aspire-3050-upgrade-sempron-turion-x2-tl-50-a.html#post4515287

Scroll down to about half page, look at the photo under the heading -
h. remove the long cover, and remove the two screws on the keyboard.

See what looks to be a white piece of tape, over by the left Hinge?
That's the motherboard connection side of the Video Cable, and the white pull tab.

Also details how to replace the LCD screen.
If you wish to do this, I would appreciate a Comment back, so I can give you some tips, and possible guidance if you wish it.

Unplug it. Attach the Microphone Cable again, but leave the Keyboard Cover loose.
(You can't reinstall the cover, because the unplugged Video Cable is in the way )

Reinstall the Battery.
Plug the AC adapter into the laptop, THEN plug the AC adapter into power.
Turn the laptop on.
Any change?

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Feb 26, 2013 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

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I have a v-epc-001 and when I turn it on it just shows wireless book and a progress bar with 'loading device drivers' underneath it...it never boots to windows


Few computer problems are more frustrating than a laptop that refuses to boot, as troubleshooting becomes infinitely more difficult when you are unable to get into the operating system. By understanding the common causes of laptop booting problems, you may be able to spare yourself the cost of paying an electronics store by resolving the issue on your own.
Laptop computer
Error Messages
If a laptop is unable to boot, there will usually be an error message giving you some idea of the problem's cause. Read this error message to know where to begin in the troubleshooting process. Some common error messages seen on laptop computers during the booting process include "NTLDR" messages, which deal with the operating system, and messages relating to the hard drive and the power supply.

Identifying a Software Issue
If a laptop has trouble booting and displays error messages generated by Windows, the cause is often a failed driver installation or other change that rendered the computer unstable. This type of issue can often be resolved by starting Windows in safe mode, then using the System Restore utility to roll the computer back to the previous configuration. If an external peripheral was recently added to your laptop, such as an external DVD drive, try booting the laptop with the device disconnected, then reconnecting it once Windows is fully loaded.

Identifying a Hardware Issue
Random booting issues on a laptop--those that seem to come and go with no explanation--are often caused by a problem with the hardware. Other symptoms of a possible hardware issue include a system that does not get past the POST screen (the initial monochrome screen displayed when the unit is turned on), or an error message containing the word SMART (this refers to an internal health monitoring system used by hard drives).

Identifying a Heat Issue
For all electronics, heat can be a killer. Heat-related issues can be caused by using the laptop in an unsafe way (such as by putting the laptop on a surface that blocks the air intake port), or by dust building up inside the cooling system. An unacceptable level of noise emanating from the cooling can generally signify that the cooling system needs to be cleaned in order to prevent a more serious issue. If a laptop has a booting problem that only tends to arise after the machine has been in use for extended periods, heat is likely to be the cause.

Prevention/Solution
Do not neglect your laptop's power supply. Laptop power supplies are often quite fragile, and are susceptible to damage from heat (exacerbated by being trapped under a desk or chair) as well as damage to the shielding surrounding the cable. Problems caused by a faulty power supply are often not instantaneous; it can take time for a power-related issue to become evident. To avoid booting problems that may be caused by a power issue, replace your laptop's power supply at the first sign of physical damage.

I hope you find it very helpful. Thank you.

Aug 22, 2011 | ASUS Eee PC 900 16G Notebook

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My Dell Inspiron 1545 lap top is not working. After switching on the laptop it is not doing any thing except glowing the LED. Even it's fan is not working. But LCD is working fine. I tested the LCD screen...


If it''s giving any beep tone while starting then your PC has some hardware related issues contact dell care or service center
If not
You need reinstall the operating system To reinstall you need *A copy of operating system(must be compatible with your processor type) loaded in a DVD or a CD
To reinstall *Insert the os CD to DVD drive *When your PC's logo appears press F12 *Select boot from DVD/RW++ *Select "INSTALL NOW"(in windows operating system) *Select a drive in which the operating system is to linstall *Follow the Instructions....

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Have a nice day

Jan 25, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Tell me aboout boot sequence in bios setup


The system BIOS is what starts the computer running when you turn it on. The following are the steps that a typical boot sequence involves. Of course this will vary by the manufacturer of your hardware, BIOS, etc., and especially by what peripherals you have in the PC. Here is what generally happens when you turn on your system power:
The internal power supply turns on and initializes. The power supply takes some time until it can generate reliable power for the rest of the computer, and having it turn on prematurely could potentially lead to damage. Therefore, the chipset will generate a reset signal to the processor (the same as if you held the reset button down for a while on your case) until it receives the Power Good signal from the power supply.

When the reset button is released, the processor will be ready to start executing. When the processor first starts up, it is suffering from amnesia; there is nothing at all in the memory to execute. Of course processor makers know this will happen, so they pre-program the processor to always look at the same place in the system BIOS ROM for the start of the BIOS boot program. This is normally location FFFF0h, right at the end of the system memory. They put it there so that the size of the ROM can be changed without creating compatibility problems. Since there are only 16 bytes left from there to the end of conventional memory, this location just contains a "jump" instruction telling the processor where to go to find the real BIOS startup program.
The BIOS performs the power-on self test (POST). If there are any fatal errors, the boot process stops. POST beep codes can be found in this area of the Troubleshooting Expert.
The BIOS looks for the video card. In particular, it looks for the video card's built in BIOS program and runs it. This BIOS is normally found at location C000h in memory. The system BIOS executes the video card BIOS, which initializes the video card. Most modern cards will display information on the screen about the video card. (This is why on a modern PC you usually see something on the screen about the video card before you see the messages from the system BIOS itself).
The BIOS then looks for other devices' ROMs to see if any of them have BIOSes. Normally, the IDE/ATA hard disk BIOS will be found at C8000h and executed. If any other device BIOSes are found, they are executed as well.
The BIOS displays its startup screen.
The BIOS does more tests on the system, including the memory count-up test which you see on the screen. The BIOS will generally display a text error message on the screen if it encounters an error at this point; these error messages and their explanations can be found in this part of the Troubleshooting Expert.
The BIOS performs a "system inventory" of sorts, doing more tests to determine what sort of hardware is in the system. Modern BIOSes have many automatic settings and will determine memory timing (for example) based on what kind of memory it finds. Many BIOSes can also dynamically set hard drive parameters and access modes, and will determine these at roughly this time. Some will display a message on the screen for each drive they detect and configure this way. The BIOS will also now search for and label logical devices (COM and LPT ports).
If the BIOS supports the Plug and Play standard, it will detect and configure Plug and Play devices at this time and display a message on the screen for each one it finds. See here for more details on how PnP detects devices and assigns resources.
The BIOS will display a summary screen about your system's configuration. Checking this page of data can be helpful in diagnosing setup problems, although it can be hard to see because sometimes it flashes on the screen very quickly before scrolling off the top.
The BIOS begins the search for a drive to boot from. Most modern BIOSes contain a setting that controls if the system should first try to boot from the floppy disk (A:) or first try the hard disk (C:). Some BIOSes will even let you boot from your CD-ROM drive or other devices, depending on the boot sequence BIOS setting.
Having identified its target boot drive, the BIOS looks for boot information to start the operating system boot process. If it is searching a hard disk, it looks for a master boot record at cylinder 0, head 0, sector 1 (the first sector on the disk); if it is searching a floppy disk, it looks at the same address on the floppy disk for a volume boot sector.
If it finds what it is looking for, the BIOS starts the process of booting the operating system, using the information in the boot sector. At this point, the code in the boot sector takes over from the BIOS. The DOS boot process is described in detail here. If the first device that the system tries (floppy, hard disk, etc.) is not found, the BIOS will then try the next device in the boot sequence, and continue until it finds a bootable device.
If no boot device at all can be found, the system will normally display an error message and then freeze up the system. What the error message is depends entirely on the BIOS, and can be anything from the rather clear "No boot device available" to the very cryptic "NO ROM BASIC - SYSTEM HALTED". This will also happen if you have a bootable hard disk partition but forget to set it active.

Dec 15, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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What happens inside the PC between turning the power on and you see the desktop on the screen?


  1. The internal power supply turns on and initializes. The power supply takes some time until it can generate reliable power for the rest of the computer, and having it turn on prematurely could potentially lead to damage. Therefore, the chipset will generate a reset signal to the processor (the same as if you held the reset button down for a while on your case) until it receives the Power Good signal from the power supply.
  2. When the reset button is released, the processor will be ready to start executing. When the processor first starts up, it is suffering from amnesia; there is nothing at all in the memory to execute. Of course processor makers know this will happen, so they pre-program the processor to always look at the same place in the system BIOS ROM for the start of the BIOS boot program. This is normally location FFFF0h, right at the end of the system memory. They put it there so that the size of the ROM can be changed without creating compatibility problems. Since there are only 16 bytes left from there to the end of conventional memory, this location just contains a "jump" instruction telling the processor where to go to find the real BIOS startup program.
  3. The BIOS performs the power-on self test (POST). If there are any fatal errors, the boot process stops. POST beep codes can be found in this area of the Troubleshooting Expert.
  4. The BIOS looks for the video card. In particular, it looks for the video card's built in BIOS program and runs it. This BIOS is normally found at location C000h in memory. The system BIOS executes the video card BIOS, which initializes the video card. Most modern cards will display information on the screen about the video card. (This is why on a modern PC you usually see something on the screen about the video card before you see the messages from the system BIOS itself).
  5. The BIOS then looks for other devices' ROMs to see if any of them have BIOSes. Normally, the IDE/ATA hard disk BIOS will be found at C8000h and executed. If any other device BIOSes are found, they are executed as well.
  6. The BIOS displays its startup screen.
  7. The BIOS does more tests on the system, including the memory count-up test which you see on the screen. The BIOS will generally display a text error message on the screen if it encounters an error at this point; these error messages and their explanations can be found in this part of the Troubleshooting Expert.
  8. The BIOS performs a "system inventory" of sorts, doing more tests to determine what sort of hardware is in the system. Modern BIOSes have many automatic settings and will determine memory timing (for example) based on what kind of memory it finds. Many BIOSes can also dynamically set hard drive parameters and access modes, and will determine these at roughly this time. Some will display a message on the screen for each drive they detect and configure this way. The BIOS will also now search for and label logical devices (COM and LPT ports).
  9. If the BIOS supports the Plug and Play standard, it will detect and configure Plug and Play devices at this time and display a message on the screen for each one it finds. See here for more details on how PnP detects devices and assigns resources.
  10. The BIOS will display a summary screen about your system's configuration. Checking this page of data can be helpful in diagnosing setup problems, although it can be hard to see because sometimes it flashes on the screen very quickly before scrolling off the top.
  11. The BIOS begins the search for a drive to boot from. Most modern BIOSes contain a setting that controls if the system should first try to boot from the floppy disk (A:) or first try the hard disk (C:). Some BIOSes will even let you boot from your CD-ROM drive or other devices, depending on the boot sequence BIOS setting.
  12. Having identified its target boot drive, the BIOS looks for boot information to start the operating system boot process. If it is searching a hard disk, it looks for a master boot record at cylinder 0, head 0, sector 1 (the first sector on the disk); if it is searching a floppy disk, it looks at the same address on the floppy disk for a volume boot sector.
  13. If it finds what it is looking for, the BIOS starts the process of booting the operating system, using the information in the boot sector. At this point, the code in the boot sector takes over from the BIOS. The DOS boot process is described in detail here. If the first device that the system tries (floppy, hard disk, etc.) is not found, the BIOS will then try the next device in the boot sequence, and continue until it finds a bootable device.
  14. If no boot device at all can be found, the system will normally display an error message and then freeze up the system. What the error message is depends entirely on the BIOS, and can be anything from the rather clear "No boot device available" to the very cryptic "NO ROM BASIC - SYSTEM HALTED". This will also happen if you have a bootable hard disk partition but forget to set it active.

Nov 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer turns off with no warning...


This issue could be caused by any of the below possibilities.
  1. Heat related issue.
  2. Hardware issue or error.
  3. Computer virus.
  4. Issue with operating system.
  5. Other failing hardware
Answer: Heat related issue
A computer that turns off without warning is often a heat related issue. Many computers today are designed to turn off or automatically reboot if the computer, processor, or other device in your computer gets too hot. If you have heard any abnormal noises coming from your computer recently such as a high squealing, this could indicate a fan may be failing in your computer.
You can first start by verifying the fan on the power supply is working by examining the back of the computer and seeing if the fan is moving and moving smoothly. For all other fans in the computer, you will need to either open the computer and make sure the fan are working (processor fan and case fans) and/or if your BIOS monitors the RPM of the fans, enter BIOS and make sure the BIOS does not report any errors.
While inside the computer it's also a good idea to verify the processor heatsink is properly connected by disconnecting and reconnecting the heatsink. If the processor heatsink is not properly it will not keep the processor cool causing the computer to overheat.
Users may also be able to determine how hot their computer is by onboard thermal sensors. If your computer comes equipped with these sensors, make sure your CPU is not running to hot; additional information about how hot your CPU should be running can be found on document CH000687.
Hardware issue or error
Any failing hardware component in your computer could cause your computer to unexpectedly turn off without warning. If you have recently attempted to add a new hardware device, remove that device to make sure it is not causing your issues.
Before attempting to remove any hardware, make sure you are not encountering this issue because of hardware conflicts by viewing Device Manager for errors. Additional information about Device Manager can be found on our Device Manager page.
If you have not recently installed any new hardware into the computer, the next best solution to determining if this is a hardware issue would be remove any hardware on the computer that is not needed. For example, remove your modem, network card, sound card, and any other expansion cards that are not needed for the computer to operate. Run the computer without these cards to see if they are the cause of your issue.
Computer virus
It's possible for your computer to be infected with a virus that is designed to shut down your computer or turn it off. If your computer seems to be turning off when executing a certain program at specific times in the day, it could be infected.
If you believe your computer may be infected with a virus or are uncertain if your computer is infected with a virus, make sure your virus scanner definitions are up to date. Additional information about checking this can be found in document CH000533.
Issue with operating system
If after following each of the above recommendations your computer still continues to reboot, it is likely that you are experiencing a Microsoft Windows operating system related issue that cannot be explained. To help make sure this is the case, please try the below steps.
  1. Reboot the computer and enter CMOS setup as the computer is booting. If you are not familiar with how to enter CMOS, please read through document CH000192.
  2. After you have loaded the computer in CMOS setup, let the computer sit.
If the computer does not turn off while letting the computer sit in CMOS, it is likely that you are in fact experiencing an issue with Microsoft Windows or your operating system and it is recommend that if you have followed all of the above recommendations that you reinstall your version of Microsoft Windows. Additional information about erasing the computer and starting over can be found on document CH000186.
Other failing hardware
If after reinstalling your operating system, or during the installation of your operating system, your computer turns off abnormally, it is very likely that other hardware is failing in the computer. Often this is RAM, CPU, Motherboard, and/or Power Supply (in that order).
If you have extra available parts or have a friend or co-worker with a similar configuration that is willing to allow you to test their hardware in your computer, try swapping these parts to determine if they are at fault. Otherwise, you will need to have the computer serviced.
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May 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi I have reformat my Acer aspire 3050 and he delete my drivers what should I do to get them back?


HI friend
click here to download your drivers


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Version: 7.2.0.152

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Mar 30, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3050 Notebook

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My Acer Aspire 3050 laptop can not boot


Hi

Thank you for your query

unfortunatley you are stuck in a windows loop and will need to reformat your PC

Please do the following to reformat

1) Put your recovery disc into your PC and allow the PC to restart
2) The laptop should pick the disc up and boot from it
3) Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the rest of the install

If this has been useful please leave postive feedback/vote/testimonial - Thank You Again

Feb 17, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3050-1733 Notebook

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When i try to boot in safe mode it gives me a blue screen and goe


i have a aspire 3690 i can make u a disk if u like and send it, send 2 > matrix-of-god@hotmail.co.uk with add and ill send ?

Feb 16, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3050-1733 Notebook

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