I just replaced the screen on this used computer. I get the ACER logo and can get into the bios set up. However, the boot process stops after a few seconds. I've tried booting off the recover CD and off a ubuntu CD.
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Try pressing F8 while the laptop is booting and select "safe mode". If it boots fine in safe mode, it might be either driver issue or the laptop's videocard giving up. The driver issue is corrected by installing the right drivers, you can ensure if the problem is on the hardware side by setting it to boot in 640*480*256 (or lowest possible resolution) and see if it boots. Also, try pressing F8 during boot and select the option to log the boot process. The log file might then tell you what causes the stop/hang.
Restart your computer
During the boot process you
will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete
or F2 key
this will vary depending on
your computer and operating system
Press and hold that key
during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load
failsafe defaults or load optimized
defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart.
This will set the boot
If this fails you might try
some of these
Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
there will be a setting in the BIOS that will stop the ACER logo, and you can see the Diagnostic screen, and get an idea of where in the process it is hanging....
Personally I bet it is hanging at the 'detect SATA' devices stage.
Open the side panel and remove and re-seat all SATA device cables, at BOTH the device and the motherboard.
If that fails, then the boot sector may need to be repaired on the hard drive. you will need a Windows disk for the OS that your client has though....although if it's an MBR disk you can use an XP or a win2k disk to repair. There are downloadable tools in iso format that you can burn and use to boot from the CD and then repair the boot-sector ...
You need to set the BIOS configuration to boot from the CD.
I'm not sure how the Travelmate enters the BIOS (Setup), it could be the F1, F2, ESC or DEL ket after the ACER logo and before the Windows logo appear on the screen. When the BIOS opens, go to the Config page, set the CD to be the first boot device.
When you turn on computer look for Acer logo on boot up. Press F8 or F10 or F2 while the logo comes up several times (if you miss turn it off and try again)and then you can access your bios. Use arrow keys and enter to clear the password. Follow the bottom of the screen for directions and if you need more help let me know and thanks for using FixYa.
start computer when acer logo appears press F2 to go into BIOS settings scroll across to BOOT top menu bar with the arrow buttons scroll down to D2D enable/disable change to enable and ENTER. save and exit. restart computer once again when acer logo appears press <Alt>+<F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process, refer to on screen instructions to recover system.
Enable disk-to-disk recovery
On boot, press <F2> to enter BIOS. To enable disk-to-disk recovery (hard disk recovery), activate the BIOS utility, then select Main from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find D2D Recovery at the bottom of the screen and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to set this value to Enabled. Save and reboot. While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
Press and hold the F2, F12, or F8 function key (one of the three at a time) after jhearing a single beep following a restart. One key (usually F2) will allow you to change the BIOS settings. (If the computer boots normally, restart it again and try the next function key.)
BE CAREFUL. Don't change anything you are not sure of because doing so can make your computer inoperable!
You will eventually get to the BIOS settup utility. You will have to use the keyboard to navigate to the setting that disables the splash screen. (You may have to enable something like "detailed boot report" or "OEM settings", depending on the computer.)
My American Megatrends (AMI) BIOS has a "BOOT" section that contains a "Full Screen Logo" setting. I "Disabled" it to do what you want to.
Incidentally, the splash screen doesn't really slow the boot process much, since you are simply substituting a static picture for the BIOS boot information.
Hi there You want to restore your computer to its original settings without recovery CDs? This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option. Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings. 1 To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during boot up. 2 Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not. 3 Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled. 4 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot. To start the recovery process: 1 Restart the system. 2 While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter the recovery process. 3 Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.