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Aser Aspire 3100 notebook problem. Hi i can't seem to find any toopic to sovlve my problem. My Laptop is booting fine and I get to the admin log in but the problem is that the touchpad and keyboard does not respond. I tried plugging in externa usb mouse and keyboard as well. The major problem is that the keboard do not respond to on start up if i press f2 or escape. It was working fine one evening and then my computer just froze so i restarted it and that is when i have had the problem. I followed all steps by taking out battery and leave the comp for days but ... same problem. Any solution?? please help

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  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    Sorry mate, I did that and it does not turn on or off. and i know that you can look the keyboard on acer by pressing fn F5 or something but that did not either work. So the problem remains i can not press any button on startup as the comp does not react to the actions i make. this is a bummer coz i can not enter to start in safe mode or go to xp bios. Yes i am using XP home edition.. Afraid that it may be a virus??

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    Also would it help if i boot a windows xp recovery disc? **** i dont have one.

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    No, if you refer to caps lock no indication...

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    Hi, tried that but nothing happend, funny thing that the computer went to the screen saver as it does when in active. I presed the keyboard and it went back to the login screen.. hmmmm

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    So you want me to take the battery out, and hold down the power key down for 30 sec? or

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    sorry tried that and nothing, took the battery out, held down the power button for 30 sec. still not working..

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    sorry i missunderstood you, i had the powercable in. so then what? after 30 secs

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    Hi did that and still nothing!

  • mickey_mirko Mar 15, 2011

    Thanks man, i suspected that it is a boot sector virus and I will try to take the harddisk out and put it back again tomorrow. time for sleep..

    Anyway if that does not work I will get my friend to help me out copying the files I have on the hard drive and reboot windows xp cleen start. cheers keep you posted tomorrow with the harddisk thing.


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When you come to the login screen, try pressing the Caps Lock key and reply back if it turns on and off or not.

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  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    Did that turn ON?

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    press the CTRL ALT DEL on the startup... or on the logon screen... and let me know what happens.

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    Take the battery OUT
    Power OFF
    Press and hold the Power button down for 30 seconds.. See if that helps..!!!

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    it means that its accepting the key strokes.

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    Turn OFF
    Take Battery out
    Take Power cable out
    then press and hold the power button down for 30 seconds

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    After 30 seconds
    Just connect the power cable and try to boot the computer and see if it works or not.
    If not then again repeat that process of 30 seconds and then rather than connecting the power this time, just connect the battery and see if it works or not

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    It looks like a boot sector virus. We will require OS disk. But dont think that it will work too because it requires key strokes too..!!!

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    can you try to take the harddisk out once and then put it back again?

  • Sahil Uppal Mar 15, 2011

    Sure! Good Night! :)


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