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Acer Aspire 3100 boot up problem
unless it is something more serious, first keep pressing F8 when you turn on the notebook and it should enter safe mode.
When in safe mode select the operating system that is highlighted and then a screen will appear with options, one being 'Last Known good Configuration', highlight this and press enter.
The system will reboot and start again in windows as normal hopefully.
If you are not able to get a screen showing in safe mode there is something more serious wrong and it could be hard drive fault or motherboard, but if you can see the disc drive light flickering the system is loading and you may have a graphical fault.
on May 28, 2016
How to reboot acer aspire laptop
1 Ensure all Data is backed up, all data will be deleted.
2 Please also ensure that all USB storage devices are removed before starting the recovery process
3 Restart machine
4 When your unit switches back on, wait for the ACER screen then hold down alt & tap f10 repeatedly..
5 Please wait a moment until prompted, -How would you like to restore?-
6 Please select -Restore system to factory default-
7 Enter your defined password or enter six zeros '000000'
8 Click ok
9 Please wait until process completed, this will take 45min - 1hour
ALL personal information on the C: Drive I.E photos, programs, music and documents will be wiped when the above steps are taken.
Files located on the D: Drive will be safe from the procedure.
on Mar 23, 2016
0280:Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used
Error Code: 0280 Previous boot incomplete - Default configuration used
Message Meanings : Previous POST did not complete successfully. POST loads default values and offers to run Setup. If the failure was caused by incorrect values and they are not corrected, the next boot will likely fail. On system with control of wait states, improper Setup settings can also terminate POST and cause this error on the next boot. Run Setup and verify that wait-state configuration is correct. This error is cleared the next time the system is booted.
What does the above mean ??? If the BIOS does not see a particular device loading ( like Hard Drive ) Try bringing up the Bios setting F-2 and reset to default. Hope this helps
If one of the BIOS settings is incorrect or if the system is looking for a particular ggggg
on Apr 06, 2014
Cursor stuck in the middle of screen!!!!!
this happened to me. try pressing the Fn key (mine is in blue, next to the left control key on the bottom of the keyboard) and hold it while you press the F7 key and release. try moving your mouse. Those two buttons together turn the touchpad device on and off.
on May 06, 2013
Acer 3100 pci memory
Make sure ram modules are of the same brand any type
IE corsair ddr3 low density or hynix high density ddr2 you should always try to keep the same brand and type of ram
reason being the compatibility issue
and always place the largest ram module closest the CPU central processing unit
also check the ram sockets for dust and make sure the ram modules are securely seated you can do this by pressing the levers at either end of the ram sockets If you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules.
first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system you should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility before making any purchase and try to buy for working pairs if possible
on Jan 31, 2013
How do I
There are different ways that work, try and see what works for yours. Sometimes all you have to do is hit the space bar, press the enter key, hit any key, close the lid and open the lid and some require you to Press the Power Button. Don't worry pressing the power button will not reboot the computer unless you continuously hold it down. Just pressing and releasing it will cause the computer to wake up and resume.
on Mar 20, 2012
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