I have just bought a second hand acer aspire 1640. Worked fine for a while. Then I started it up one morning and it boots up till after the windows display screen comes on and then freezes. Only the power button light is still on. Cannot get it to go into windows???
Please help, thanks
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Re: Freezing when booting up
This maybe a case of a bad boot sector on the hard drive.
On boot up try pressing F8 to get you in safe mode, right click on your 'C' drive>properties>tools>error check. and let it do a disk check.
If unable to get in safe mode you will need a copy of Windows to enable you to do a repair by setting your pc to boot from cd in the bios and will ask you to press enter to boot with cd.
When Windows has installed all set up files, press 'R' for repair and 'NOT ENTER' as this will install windows again formatting the drive.
When prompted press enter when it asks for admin password(as there won't be one).
Look down the list for 'Repair MBR', press enter and also 'SCANNOW' as this will scan your drive for errors, press enter.
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Try taking out the original memory and see if it boots on the new ram you have. If it boots theres ya problem but b4 throwing it try cleaning the contacts on it and try it again. Cheers from Scott P.s. if this helps plz vote
Hello, I have an old Acer Aspire 3680, the problem is once i press the power button the screen is frozen displaying only the Acer logo, i cannot even go to the BIOS (pressing F2) to change my setting to boot from a CD. Please help. THX
try to boot into safe mode, to do this restart the pc and as it boots hit F8 repeatedly, this will bring a sub menu up and choose safe mode, when in safe mode perform a system restore and take it back a week or so
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please clarify this sequence of events:
"on AC power,it seems to be working fine. But the problem occurs when I try restart it on the next morning"... was it restarted next morning on AC power or battery...which one?