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Acer ES1-131-C3FQ Booting Issues

Q: Acer ES1-131-C3FQ Booting Issues

Hi all knowledgable folk! My Acer has been working well for the year or so I've had it, however a couple of days ago things have been going wrong Firstly, the touchpad has completely gone, does not respond at all and there is no cursor at all. Secondly (might be related), when booting it frequently cycles through the Acer boot screen, restarting itself several times, until a Windows repair option displays, when accepting the defauly option of Restarting Windows 8.1, the PC will finally boot and I have no issues (apart from the touchpad) until I next need to boot. Also, if the PC hibernates, it will not come out of this mode which then requires a hard reset. I've reinstalled Windows which has not helped, so I'm at a loss as to what do to next. Any suggestions? Maybe a BIOS update or something? Many thanks in advance all,
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I need help, please!
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is there maybe a parallel solution for Acer Desktop PCs like this one for Laptops?
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I have carried out the following:-
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b. upgarded the ram to 2 gig a year ago, so swapped back to the original ram, no change
c. tried with battery, without battery, direct power from plug, etc, no change.
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anyone on this pls ?
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On a Windows 8 computer, make sure Secure Boot is disabled. Also disable FastBoot. If that does not work enable Legacy boot. It can also be called CSM boot.
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It is a good article on how to install XP on an Acer laptop.
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A:Acer VN7-791G not booting

Had this issue with another laptop. Reseating the RAM fixed it. Try reseating your ram.
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It says that the windows had failed to start.
It lists options for startup.

Safe Mode
Safe mode with networking

When i choose any of these options, it continues to boot up. Then, the system shuts down again.
Its shuts down at various times, sometimes at the window loading screen, sometimes at the error recovery screen.
Once i made it to my desktop before it crashed.
I think its just out of batteries, but im running my laptop plugged in.
Is it a hardware problem?
Help Please!

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You have most likely an impacted or damaged hard drive. So you need to find a real Windows Vista dvd to boot to, which of course you don't have and that is part of the reason laptops are so inexpensive now, and as you approach the install you will see repair options at the bottom of the screen including startup repair and hard drive repair etc.
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A:Acer Aspire not booting up

It seems you must load a fresh Copy of windows... I''ll recommand windows 7.
Or, in the worst case your hard disk is damaged
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A:Acer Aspire 5520 Not Booting to OS

A couple of things to try
1) As the PC starts Tap F8 - see if you get a menu appear - if so, select, with the arrow keys, safemode - see if that boots
2) You could try booting a virtual operating system - see if that loads at all - Ubuntu
It may be possible to boot from another Operating System
This will at least test the Hardware

If you have another PC with a cdwriter and spare CD
goto and download the ISO

full details are here

click on the image "download ubuntu"
Select a location
then begin download
Save the file onto your PC – remember where you saved it – so you can find it again to create the image bootable CD.

You do NOT copy the ISO file onto a CD - you have to use the ISO to create a bootable CD
The CD creator software you have on the PC may have an option to create an image from an ISO
If not - use this free program

When the UBUNTU CD boots - you will see the following options
1) Try ubunto without any change to your computer
2) Install ubuntu
3) Check CD for defects
4) Test memory
5) Boot from first hard disk.

Use OPTION 1 "Try ubunto without any change to your computer" ONLY this option this will run from the CD and not install onto your harddrive - be careful, if you do install onto the PC - you will wipe the data and software OFF your hard drive.., so repeat only use option 1

Now you should see a UBUNTU desktop
This at least proves the main parts of the PC are working
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Hello, Have you replaced the CMOS battery?
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A:problems booting a Acer Aspire E1-531

Support/recovery disks-USB media must be created by user in the first days of use (normally a pop-up/reminder is triggered from system)windows key are embedded on BIOS, so it will automatically read by windows 10 or 8 if version matches (8 home- 10 home; 10 PRO - 8 PRO) Reading your report, it looks more an HDD issue but...can also be an OS issue too, as you mentioned. if you need a windows 8 media to boot and have an HDD/OS check:
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Cant you just reinstall windows?
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A:Acer Aspire One not loading/booting?

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Anything else?

What could be the problem?
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There are two methods. The first is a virtual machine, which will let you test in a virtual environment whilst within Windows, but performance is not representative as you only use virtualised hardware. Fortunately, there's a way of installing Ubuntu on your hard drive from within Windows: Wubi.

Give that a try.

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Where did you download Windows XP from. You won't get any help on this forum using

pirated software. It is against forum rules. Please see the rules.
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Willing to provide more information if necessary
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A:Acer Laptop Not Booting Properly.

Hello, when the computer fails to load does a blue screen pop up?

Looks like this:
If so there is a code under technical information, use the picture above as a guide and write it down on a piece of paper and post it back here.
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Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for How to use Acer eRecovery

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A:Solved: Acer 5517 not charging/booting

Test the charger's voltage output with a DVM if you can, it should be close to the figure written on it or maybe a little higher which is ok.

If you can't do that a new charger should be quite cheap on Ebay.
It should work without a battery connected if the charger is working properly.

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A:Booting windows 7 problems- Acer 5741

You don't need the disks, see Remarks By Doctor Inferno .
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A:Acer Extensa 5235 problem booting

I had to look up BartPE to see what it was but I think it's unlikely to save the day in your situation.

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Hello Ramesh Suri

I think you will need an XP installation CD to fix this. If you do not have one, borrow one just to run this fix.

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A:Acer Aspire m5630 booting problems help!

Make sure that there's nothing plugged into the computer other than:
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Video cable
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Why will it not boot on the Acer yet it will on my PC.

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exceller said:

The boot order is Hdd, DVD, USB etc, Click to expand...

cd/dvd drive needs to be 1st

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Go to Solution.

A:Acer Travelmate 5744z Not booting, No Bios Option

If you put a install disk or system repair disk in the CD/DVD and start, there's a good chance it will boot from the disk. No need to go into Bios.
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Have you tried clearing CMOS?
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A:Acer Aspire "AX3475 EF328" having troubles booting

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Go to Solution.

A:Acer Travelmate 5744z Not booting, No Bios Option

If you put a install disk or system repair disk in the CD/DVD and start, there's a good chance it will boot from the disk. No need to go into Bios.
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Hi TodderzZz, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.
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A:Solved: Acer Issues and HDD Issues

It sounds like hard drive....

However have you tried the following?....
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Acer Address is on website
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Not quite sure if I read your post correctly. Did you try another PSU? Do the fans (CPU and/or case) start up? Have you definitely got mains power (try another wall socket)?
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Eldoret said:

Hello, I bought a new computer about a month agoClick to expand...

Hmm. It might be best to return it under warranty, as it has a HardWare issue.

But just in case:

Pull out the back power cord
Hold the ON button in for 30 secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Put the power cord back in securely
Turn on

Still the same?
Return under warranty
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A:Booting Issues

Boot into safe mode. Check the device manager for problems. Install latest video drivers. Install the proper chipset drivers for your motherboard and OS.
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A:Issues booting up

Could possibly be a dead CMOS battery- unlikely if the board is new.
Next I would try to clear CMOS:

clear cmos

Remove power from the system.
Hit the power button to discharge the capacitors.
Move the CCMOS jumper to the clear position- or reset with CMOS button if the board has one
Remove the battery from the motherboard.
Do something else for an hour.
Replace the battery.
Place the jumper back in the normal position.
Restore power and boot up immediately into BIOS.
Select "Load Optimized Defaults" and set the recommended voltage for your RAM
Save & exit.

It could also be a short. You can eliminate this by assembling the basics of the system out of the case (on top of the motherboards anti-static bag and box):
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-1 stick RAM
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Power up. If no POST then recheck with remaining RAM
Retest with remaining RAM sticks.

This is a basic guide for preliminary troubleshooting.

Your next post should ideally include your motherboard and RAM manufacturers and models, unless your next post is entited "thanks guys, I'm up and running"
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Enter your BIOS, and search for a setting that says something like enable USB support or enable legacy USB etc. Set it to enabled and try again.

If this doesnt work, try a PS/2 keyboard.
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Hi James Penner and Welcome.
Can you run the tool detailed here:Windows 7 - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.I know it says BSOD but it collects other info as well with which folks will maybe able to help you.
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Hello Xiled, welcome to Vista forums!

I believe some have had problems with Vista recognizing G11s.
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Some hardware details would help.

You may need to pull the hard drive and slave it to another PC to get the data off, as an example. But the best way would only be known if we knew more about the syste, such as is it a desktop or a laptop...?
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A:Booting Issues

Quote: Originally Posted by darkownage

Alright so I made a windows 7 bootable dvd and inserted it into the laptop and tried to boot it and I received the error ' CD/DVD HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT30N is failed'. What exactly is the problem?

Did you perhaps make a mistake making the bootable dvd? Also i recommend you use a 4 gb empty usb and rufus to create a windows 7 usb as its faster and you dont make mistakes through it. Can you tell me how you made the bootable dvd.
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A:Booting Issues

Have you looked in your bios settings? The C disk should be selected as your main boot device....
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A:Booting Issues

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Does anything comes up when you turn the computer on or does it stay blank?
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boot into the recovery console and run
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A:Booting Issues

Hello Ragumshnagum

Yes, I think you may have some uninvited guests there

I am sorry but we cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
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If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
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A:Booting Issues

I need to give your problem thought, before giving an answer. If you did overheat, there may be major hardware problems.
Until your computer is up and running, please be aware that there are major known issues with ITunes and Vista. Many articles have been published. If you insist on using ITunes be sure that you have the most up to date version.
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A:Booting Issues

No, the problem is not necessarily the motherboard nor the CPU. It could be, but unlikely. Dead machines are almost never caused by a bad board or cpu. The Crosshair is a good motherboard, and the AMD rarely fails unless overheated... and your other components look good...

Unfortunately it is more difficult to trouble shoot when it won't boot up...
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A:Booting Issues

"then it would come to a black screen stating to push F1 to continue"

Is that all it said?

Have you tried booting to the XP cd?
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A:Booting Issues


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make and model

do you use it on a hard flat surface

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Drive Diagnostic test:
Sounds like faulty internal HardDrive (might be time to replace)
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A:Booting issues....

Hi carrie640...

it is more likely a hardware issue of some kind. Things to check are whether all the cables are connected securely at the back. The PSU may well be faulty regardless of the fact the fan spins so that's worth looking into. Also, remove the power source completely and reseat the RAM, GPU and ensure there is no sign of heat damage to the board.

When the machine boots, does the hard drive light come on at all?
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A:Booting Issues

It seems your problem is graphics related so can you supply info on card, drivers and bios settings relating to it.
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A:Booting Issues

Sounds like damaged profile, which can be overcome.
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A:Acer USB Issues

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A:Booting Windows from SSD issues..

try this:
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A:Re-partitioning causes Booting issues

If you can boot the PC with Windows post a maximized and re-sized screen print of disk management using these instructions:
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 360M, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 74190 MB, Free - 6236 MB; D: Total - 2047 MB, Free - 1431 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UY141, , .CD75DG1.CN486438574456.
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Hi everyone,

(Got to sawy this first, this is a great forum, i see hundred of issues being resolved, i wish i get some here too )

I cant seem to log in...i cant seem to boot.

the system come on and stays in the windows flag position permanently!

when I try to go into my recovery to do a repair, i get a 'bootmanager' error.

So now i cant log in to my recovery, cant log into safe mode and windows wont boot!

I dont have recovery disks, my recovery is still on a partition.

Please, any help???


A:Startup/Booting Issues with win 7

Boot up using the Startup disk CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.

Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
Do you have a mate with Windows 7 & CD/DVD RW Drive, how could burn one off.

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.

& made the Startup Repair CD.

How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
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Laptop is a gateway nv510p04u

Running Ubuntu 14.02.

Recently bought the laptop and have issues getting it to boot usb or cd.

I was able to disable secure boot but when I try to switch the bios the only option I can select is UEFI (I was told I need to boot into legacy).

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall Windows 8, but I can't do that without booting from cd/usb.

A:Issues with UEFI and booting

Download an 8 iso.
Extract it to a usb using 7-Zip.
Click the setup.exe.
Ubuntu will be overwritten.

There is no need to boot from a usb.
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i was dual booting Vista and xp and then i formatted my xp partition,installed a fresh copy of xp and now it automatically loads windows xp, it doesn't show where i use to select the OS to load

my disk is partitioned c drive for Vista and e drive for win xp

this is the contents of my xp's boot.ini file:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

how do i manually add Vista to the boot.ini file of win xp so i can select Vista to boot?


A:Booting Issues: Vista and XP

Hi sdinesh76,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

The following article should assist you in setting up the dual-boot process - and may differ from the above on how to edit boot.ini (as while it can be done directly through boot.ini, we need more information to give precise instructions and this will take you through it step-by-step and should help you find that information - and it needs to be EXACT in every detail or it will not work - either it will fail to boot or will not boot to one of the options): How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots.

The trick is to find the proper entries to identify both boot options (adding them is trivial by comparison) and putting them in the right place and in the proper order.
I hope this helps. If not, post back and we'll see if we can work it out more manually. I believe the boot partition and information needs to be on the Vista partition, but BCDEdit and the above article will walk you through the process.

I hope this helps. If not, post back with what happened and how things stand and we'll try to go from there.

Good luck!
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Hello, I have been managing plenty of HP Compaq 6200 Pro Small Form desktop computers with Windows 10 64bit OS and users are facing booting up issue. Randomly it doesn't boot, stucks at Windows spinning circle. To resolve this issue temporary, I disconnect all USB devices, turn off computer by holding power button then power on. Furthermore, also appears freezing issue, whereas user after coming back to the computer, cannot use computer, need to restart by pressing power button. I have tried all workarounds and It didn't help. Also I noticed that there aren't any drivers for Windows 10 64 bit, including BIOS. Maybe the issue relies on not updated BIOS for Windows 10 64bit? All drivers, OS is up-to-date.