Acer Aspire 6935G Startup problem.....

  clarky2075 10:22 17 May 2009

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


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

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

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 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

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.


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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