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You'll need to be more specific. Acer makes several Aspire 3 notebooks. Many of their manuals are available here: . In the drop down menus, choose Notebook, Aspire and look for the model number. Current Aspire 3 notebooks have model numbers that start with A315. The user manual for the A315-21 is currently here: . You'll need to extract the contents of the file to read the manual.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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hopless, this is.
bitlocker or hdd lockers, hdd encryption was turned on
did you do that or the person sold it used to you did that
if yes, other person only they can unlock that.
or buy new HDD (SSD ,10x better) and start fresh,
buy and OS, install it and run , w7 up, or Linux.

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change boot order to the disc/usb that has the recovery on. don't let it boot from hard drive.

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To change the bootable device you need to go to bios setting. Depending on your computer make and model the way to go to bios could be different though generally you can go to bios by continuously tapping on F1 or F2 or F9 or F10 or F11 etc The moment you press the power button and you see flashing brand scree like dell, hp etc. start tapping on F1 or F2 or F9 or F10 or F11 only one key at a time.

The best option is to install any version of windows is to use Wintobootic search and download it on a computer. Use any storage device like external hard disk or pen drive. make sure the storage device is completely blank when you make it bootable. insert your windows CD and Open wintobootic, select source and make bootable storage device.

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Have you tried rebooting the device?

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what does popping mean,
9 year old laptop.
backup to where> HDD?
is HDD full?
did you run full HDD tests yet, (smart test)?

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It means that either your boot files or your operating system is corrupt. You need a system repair disc or a operating system disk to fix the problem. One other problem could be that your hard drive has crashed and you lost everything, but I don't think that's your issue.

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Unplug the power cord then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds. Plug the power cord back in and press the power button. Did you see any lights or hear any fans? If not, the power supply is probably bad.

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Download and install google chrome.

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Ask acer for this problem, when you buy a laptop you need to make recovery discs, you prolly did not do that. So now it asks for recovery files on the dvd disc.
If it has no dvd drive you should have made them on a usb drive.
If acer cant help you with that, reinstall windows thats the only option.
Partitions hidden can be removed but then there is no way to restore the pc to factorydefaults anymore.

When you decide to reinstall windows, you will see 3 partitions, remove them all, then make 1 partition click next and it will make a little partition for system files. the rest is used for windows, untill u partition the rest, like a d: e: drive.

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Did you hit the keys that makes you toggle to an external display. Sometimes you just can't connect an external monitor, you have to hit keys that toggle between display on laptop only, display on both laptop and external or display on external only.

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You may have the NUM (Numbers) lock on.

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Hi, maybe your power adapter, its cable or plug is faulty, maybe some of your friends has the same type of power adapter to test it with your computer. If you have a DC Voltmeter to could check output voltage from your power adapter.

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9 year old PC (built in 2009 (first were))
do this first not above Kriti complexity
remove the large battery off the bottom snaps off
run on AC power pack ONLY
. does it.? run for hours like that, or even forever? it can. and must.
if not then it is overheating.
are you using it on a blanket,? blocking vents? don't do that.

ever clean out the lint inside the PC in 9 long years of abuse?
we clear ours every year, not 9.
all PCs made, halt or turn off if the CPU overheats.
this is the magic of "intel inside" dead, and unstoppable if the over heating is not cured first.
the below shows all the steps on dead pc. tests.

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It looks like your hard drive's failed, you don't say which Windows you're running ? Have you tried a recovery disc?

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That is never good. Try tapping F8 every 2 seconds as it is booting and see if you can boot to Safe Mode or Last Known Config.

To get BIOS tap F2 or Delete.

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The CD player could be bad or dirty. Blow it out to see if that helps. You might also look in the BIOS to see if legacy support for the CD device is enabled.

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The way you describe the problem , it sounds like your graphics card went bye bye .

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so you aspired does boot but the OS does not?
What OS?
Try safe mode.
Very likely a video driver related issue.

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check that the wifi is being managed by Windows and not the application for the wifi, check you wifi settings as well.

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