Acer Laptop wont boot up

By judeowen ·
My acer aspire laptop wont boot up- it was on and working and it suddenly shut down. When i tried to turn it back on, it starts loading the microsoft windows screen, then it automatically goes black, shuts down, waits a few seconds and then starts rebooting itself.

I'm a teacher and have important docs on there- i have copies but they aren't very recent.

I don't suppose anyone has any ideas? I've tried running the recovery disk that it came with and it seems to ignore the CD drive- i changed the BIOS pages to make it look to the CD drive but it seems to ignore this.

Any help or hints would be very gratefully received!


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Have you tried booting in Safe Mode?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Acer Laptop wont boot up

At boot, immediately after the ACER splash screen, start repeatedly tapping the F8 key until the laptop begins to beep.

You will be presented with a black screen with white letters, listing all the Safe Mode options available.

Try the 'Last Known Good Configuration' as a first option.


From what you have described there is a chance that the laptop may be overheating.

How old is this Aspire?
Does the fan start at boot-up?
Can you feel warm air coming out of the exhaust port?

There may be dust and fluff that has built up around the intake fan AND any ventilation holes on the chassis.


When you altered the boot sequence in the BIOS, are you sure you SAVED the new boot sequence - there is a possibility that you may have just exited without saving it.

Post back with any further queries.

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