I have an Acer Aspire AST180-EA350M desktop. I have been unable to get the computer to boot up, it comes to a screen that says Del: Setup F12 or something like that. I read other threads about it but nothing works. It just goes into a black screen even if I try to start in safe mode. Is this fixable? thanks for any help I can get.
You may need a Windows Recovery Disk which is only normally available if you have a full Microsoft Windows Disk.
If you're like most people you probably only have the OEM Installation disk from Dell or whoever your computer manufacturer is.
You can however make your very own home-made Recovery disk for Vista or Win7.
It does work as I've used it myself on an unbootable computer to enable me to
a) Get into System Restore and go back to a pre-problem time
b) Get the disk to initiate a Windows repair itself.
Have a look at this link for Vista, but if you're on Win7 there are links to a relevant page included.