acer boot up problems

By sc2by2 ·
Hi, can anyone help me?!!A friend of mine has an acer that won't boot even from the recovery cd????? I've been into change the bios settings but still no joy, any ideas anyone?

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It would help greatly...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to acer boot up problems

If you told us the model of the Acer.

Oddly, as I have an Acer I know that they don't usually come with Recovery CDs - they have a hidden Recovery Partition on the hard drive, accessed by a special combination of keys.

What is this Recovery CD that your friend has?

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by The Scummy One In reply to acer boot up problems

Ok, before getting into it too much, in the BIOS, does it recognise the hard drive? If not, the drive has failed or the controller has failed.

Where does it stop functioning when trying to recover?
even if the BIOS detects the drive, boot to a floppy and try to access it, and run a drive scan on it (chkdsk). You can obtain a boot floppy from

Open the case and see if anything is not plugged in properly. Sometimes these issues can happen if they are moved around.

other than that, report back with more info, and you should receive more help from others.

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Acer Boot up problems

by ashily24dee In reply to acer boot up problems


Unplug the power supply. Remove the battery. Press the power button and hold it for 10 seconds. Now, plug the power supply back in, and without installing the battery, press the power button and see if it boots.

FWIW, if you are not going to use your computer for several hours, as in your case, it is far better to turn the computer off versus letting it sleep. Sleep is meant for short periods. If you do not wish to turn it off, consider enabling hibernation and hibernating the unit instead. Your best option, though, is to turn the computer off when you go to bed. Sleep mode does maintaing power to the system, and data corruption can occur (which is probably what happened in your case).

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