Acer Aspire 6935G Startup problem.....

  clarky2075 10:22 17 May 2009
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Hi, sorry if this has been covered already. searched it but cant find specific solution.

I cant get my laptop to start up in ANY safe mode.

I got the Laptop new and have found there is no disks within the box.

The laptop is only 2 months old and have never had a problem, until yesterday.....2 things I think may have caused this to "crash"

1: I use a "3" Dongle, yesterday I downloaded a "3" update??

2: 3 yr old daughter was seen to push a LOAD of buttons and hit the keyboard??

I think it could be something to do with the "3" download.

Any ideas anyone??? PLEASE :-)

  clarky2075 10:24 17 May 2009

PS.

how do I get into the BIOS set-up on this laptop??

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:01 17 May 2009

you need to look at Windows Vista's Repair Your Computer options.

How you access the repair options will depend upon whether you have a Windows Vista installation disk or whether your operating system came pre-installed by your PC manufacturer.
Windows Installation Disk
NOTE

With the Complete PC Restore Option you must have made a backup of your system, either on your hard drive or on a set of DVDs, in order to use this option. If you don't have a backup then don't use this option

1/ make sure your PC can boot directly from the Vista DVD. Obviously, most modern PCs can. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS

2/ Start the PC

3/ Immediately insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive

4/ A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD'

5/ Press Any key to start the booting process

6/ A new screen will now appear with a progress bar. The legend say's 'Windows is loading files'

7/ After a few minutes the Microsoft copyright window ill appear and another small progress bar will be visible

8/ You will next see a Blue curtained screen

9/ After a short while the Language option screen will appear

10/ Select your language and keyboard language and the Click the Next button

11/ At the bottom left of the next screen - the Install screen, Click on the Repair Your Computer option

12/ The System recovery options will now search for your Windows Vista installation

13/ Once the Vista installation has been located, Highlight it and then Click the Next button

14/ You are now presented with the following set of recovery options

* Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
* System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
* Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
* Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
* Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window

15/ Click on the Option you require and follow the onscreen prompts

Pre-Installed Options
NOTE

If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding.

1/ Start your PC

2/ If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again

3/ If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Vista operating system and Press the F8 key

4/ In both cases, if all has gone well, an Advanced options screen will now appear

5/ Highlight the repair Your Computer option and Press Enter

6/ Select a keyboard layout, and then Click the Next button

7/ Next select your user Name and Enter your Password, then Click OK

8/ The recovery options should now appear

  clarky2075 11:11 17 May 2009

Thanks fruit bat,

Have done as you said already.....no joy :-)
I am glad you replied cos I was doing the things you said and I thought i was stabbing in the dark!! lol.

Have just managed to do the e recovery system for it, I know I have lost all my previous data but as its only 2 months old, not too much lost.

Thanks again fruit bat.

  clarky2075 11:15 17 May 2009

Fruit bat, Do you think it would have been the 3 download that caused this to happen? Just so I know wether or not to watch for this again?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:28 17 May 2009

Either
3 or a 3yr old could have caused the problem.

To stop the 3 yr old causing the problem again make sure you are not logged in as administrator (or admin rights) when you let her near the machine.

:0)

My youngest (now 26) learnt to read and type (she could type before write) when she was 3 using a computer (spectrum).

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