Question about Acer Computers & Internet
Posted by Anonymous on
Yes! it does sound like the hard drive is bad, remove hardware to see if you can enter bios and boot device, if yes the hard drive needs to be replaced, if no change there is a secondary problem.
Posted on Jun 11, 2012
I was sitting there pondering what to do then i remembered that i had a hitachi 80gb sata hdd tucked away in one of my old laptop bags. i repartitioned it to ntfs format, installed it and sure enough, i was able to access the bios and boot device options!! thanks to all who took the time to help, and i hope i can return the favor to ya'll. --lordcraigiss :)
Thank you very much.
I had exactly the same issue.
What worked for me was switching on the laptop with a flash drive plugged in (flash drive has Windows installer files on it). Then the Windows installer kicked in before the laptop could reboot and I reinstalled Windows 10. That worked. I'm estimating that starting up the laptop with a Windows disc in the optical drive (DVD-RW drive) would also work.
I hope this helps someone, as I searched on the internet, trying suggestions for a while and this is the only thing that worked for me, so hopefully it'll save someone else the time I had to spend.
And by the way, this happened after not having switched the laptop on for perhaps 6 months to a year. When I last switched it on, it was working fine.
Posted on Sep 04, 2022
SOURCE: Can't start windows: Hard Drive - No drive detected
The laptop cannot see/detect the hard drive. This means the hard drive is faulty or it needs reaeating.
Remove the hard drive and inserting again, then reboot the laptop, if it still cannot detect the hard drive then it is faulty.
You need to purchase a new one and install Windows on the new hard drive.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
SOURCE: my acer aspire 4315 stuck at boot with white
Above is a link for your Service manual, inside is everything you need to know to troubleshoot and repair your machine, this is the manual that us engineers use to repair these units.
This could be your HDD, failed. Work through, the troubleshooting procedures.
Anyway try this below first. Run Acer eRecovery Management Copy the Acer factory default backup disk Image Create backup of the system Create a complete backup Creating an incremental backup Erase a backup point Using the option â€˜â€˜Burn Diskâ€™â€™ Burn a backup disc with the factory default settings Burn a backup disc with the parameters of user Copy the current system configuration to disc Burn a disc backup software Restore the system Restore system to factory default settings Restore system from backup user Recover the system from CD / DVD Re-install applications / drivers Other means of System Restore No Restore CD / eRecovery / password / ALT + F10 or F10
Posted on May 14, 2010
SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5315 won't boot, black screen
I had the same symptoms on friends laptop. She had nothing to lose so gave me carte blanc.
Took out battery (to eliminate as problem) plugged in power, and powered up
Power light OK, HD flashed, CD flashed, then black screen. Powered down.
Did the following:
1) took cover off of fan/circuit board (see http://www.insidemylaptop.com/ for details). (4 screws)
2) take out fan (3 screws) and find huge amount of gunk on cooling fins at fan disch. Blew out with compressed air. Also cleaned fan blades.(reboot shows didn't fix.)
3) Repeated step 2, Pulled out memory sticks and cleaned terminals by rubbing with lint free cloth. Replaced memory sticks.
4) System boots normally. Replaced battery. Boots normally.
DAMN I'M GOOD!
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
SOURCE: Replace hard drive on Compaq presario 2190US
I have a 2190 with the exact same problem. I have now found that it is the hard drive. The hard drive should spin with random clicking, not that clock-like clicking. The hard drive is located in the front edge of the unit looking like a drive door. Remove the two rubber plugs and two screws. Pull the "drawer" sharply to toward you to unplug the drive. Then try to boot the computer without the hard drive installed. The computer will now let you enter the bios, etc. Weird, huh?
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
SOURCE: Toshiba Satellite P105-S6084 Laptop Boot Problems.
This happens sometimes due to faulty memory or faulty software that causes errors in filesystem. You need to obtain a Windows XP with the correct edition that is installed and boot into it. Then go into Recovery Console and wait for the c: prompt asking which windows you want to log into. Select 1 for C: windows. Then it will ask you for the administrator password. Enter it or press enter if there is no password. Type chkdsk c: /r at the c:\windows prompt and leave to run. It will take about 15 -30 mins. When finished, type exit and press enter. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart computer.
If problem is fixed, computer should start up fine now.
If you still have the problem, let me know so we can try something else.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
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all fixed see comment below. thanks a bunch!