My friends have just left their above laptop with me to see if I can somehow get it to boot up,apparently they put a dvd in the drive to watch a film and the laptop shut down and now when it is turned on the acer screen comes up with the message press F2 to enter setup but when F2 is pressed it just stalls saying please wait.I have tried F8,ALT & F10 and have removed the battery but none of this has worked..any suggestions folks!!
Check on bottom of Laptop for DOA Key. If its XP Home and you have a XP Home disc you can do a Repair of the OS without losing files, but it will need all MS updates re-downloading after.
To do a Repair, start computer with XP CD choose Setup wait while XP check the disc for a Operating System. It should then come back to you that its already installed do you want to repair! Then Click on the OS it found to select it then press R to start repair