Having problems with your Acer PC Desktops ?

I have an acer aspire 4920 laptop and after installing an update (i have windows vista and they suggested i do that after experiencing wireless problems) I cannot get my computer to start. It goes into Startup Repair mode, and then tells me it cannot solve it automatically. I can get it to offer me options which are: system restore (which when I press I can't do), windows complete restore (I don't have backup for my files so really don't want to do this!) Windows memory diagnostic tool (did it,


Answers :

You are in troubled waters.

The best you could do is do is the "Windows complete Restore".

Since you do not have a backup, you will have to perform one before doing the restore.

The easy way to do this, is to download a linux live cd like Ubuntu (from a different PC) and burn it, start the computer from the cd and save your data to a DVD or other backup option you might have.

To start from the Ubuntu cd, you will restart the computer and press F2 to access the setup page, select "boot" from the categories and and get sure that your cd/dvd is the first choice. Save the changes and exit.
Then put your Ubuntu cd in the tray and restart the computer. The system will boot from the cd (without changing your hard drive data). When prompted, select the first line (start Ubuntu without installing) and wait untill it finish booting. On the top of the screen you will see a menu bar, select "places" and the select your hard drive. Choose the files you want to save and copy them to a SD card or other media (you coul use an Ipod or extarnal hard drive). When you finish just restart the PC and take the Ubuntu cd out of the tray. This will take you back to the Windows dilema. Proceed with the system restore and when finish, copy your data back to the hard drive.

Good luck!!!
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Acer PC Desktops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Laptop help again :)


Don't panic, the situation is not too bad, as the laptop's hardware is still all ok.The Ghost software probably did not work because you did not make a complete bootable ghost CD from Windows when computer was working, or you did not do the gho ... PC Desktops

Windows will not start, even in Safe Mode. Repair wizard said I have a corrupt registry. Can I recover without losing my data?


Hello Begale2\015\012 \015\012Thanks for getting back with information:\015\012 \015\012I have put together steps on what can be done now one is for system ... Toshiba PC Desktops

5100-3583 slowed down


1) scan for adware using another scanner (for eg., ad aware http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2008/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?hhTest=1 ... Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Blue screen of death. unable to download drivers. can not get to safe mode. cannot reload orperating system disks.


First off, note down all relevant information when you see a BSOD flash across the screen. This includes the error number and friendly name fr ... Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

When booting up, when windows is finished I cannot work mouse


Dear sir \015\012\015\012As it happens I still need some clarification what you were doing just before this incident happened but i will provide you a solution which might help you \015\012\015\012\015\012ASSUMPTIO ... Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

Internet explorer will not allow to go to secure settings


Cause:\015\012\015\012Keyboard issue\015\012Miscellaneous corruption\015\012Corrupt boot.ini file.\015\012Missing boot.ini file.\015\012Missi ... Gateway GT5656 Desktop PC

I have an acer aspire 4920 laptop and after installing an update (i have windows vista and they suggested i do that after experiencing wireless problems) I cannot get my computer to start. It goes into Startup Repair mode, and then tells me it cannot solve it automatically. I can get it to offer me options which are: system restore (which when I press I can't do), windows complete restore (I don't have backup for my files so really don't want to do this!) Windows memory diagnostic tool (did it,


You are in troubled waters.The best you could do is do is the "Windows complete Restore".Since you do not have a backup, you will have to perform one before doing the restore.The easy way to do this, is to download ... Acer PC Desktops

Computer froze When I start my computer I get a message that says that Windows has shut down to prevent damage. It says if this error has occurred before, restart then go into Safe Mode. After this the screen turns blue and nothing else happens. Does this mean that the computer crashed?


Yes, it does. Try this:\015\012How to Repair Install: ***Also removes Service Packs***Sometimes the only way to repair XP is to reinstall. You do not have to wipe your partition and start over. Just as ... Dell Inspiron 8600 Notebook

Notebook will not boot


The recovery partion is hidden partiton you can not delete this partion. The only way to delete it to RUN FDISK command of the old DOS commad or Win 95.\015\012\015\012Here is a link for you. Go there it will make bootable disk/CD for you ... Gateway MX6421 Notebook

1. My ideapad Y430 easy cam doesnot working after i reinstall windows vista ultimate. Not i cant use it for my password. 2. I also try to partition it into four but it doesnot support i can have only two partition. 3. i cant install Windows XP3 in this machin. plese halp me.


This is all I can offer in your situation.....one option is to..use the...Novo buttonThis button functions as a reset button; use with caution. Press the1. Novo button to enter the main interface of OneKey Recovery while thepo ... Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

Fsck error HELP! HELP ! HELP!


Fsck is a file system error check command. Try the root password of nothing, (just the enter key), when ask for the password. Then use the fsck command to repair the file system before rebooting.\015\012fsck - check and repair a Linux file sy ... HP Pavilion dv2000t 14.1" Notebook Laptop PC (Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, D... PC Notebook

Won't power up


This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.\015\012Floppy or CD that is not bootable is cur... BIOS or CMOS setup is not setup properly... Hard disk drive does not have bootable f... The hard disk drive ... IBM ThinkPad T20 Notebook

Hi pc wont start


This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.\015\012Floppy or CD that is not bootable is cur... BIOS or CMOS setup is not setup properly... Hard disk drive does not have bootable f... The hard disk drive ... HP Compaq Presario V2000 Notebook

The power light is on, but the monitor is off


This error can be caused by one or more of the below possibilities.\015\012\015\012Floppy or CD that is not bootable is cur... BIOS or CMOS setup is not setup properly... Hard disk drive does not have bootable f... The h ... HP Compaq Business nx7010 Notebook

Dell Inspiron 531S "windows failed to start"


Well the recovery disk are not bootable if you changed the routeing order okay this would be a little invasive take the hard drive out of the computer and reformat it in another computer if another computer is not the option then your going to need t ... Dell Inspiron 531S (DDCWGA1_5) PC Desktop

Can't get Vista to restart - PC Desktops


Start windows, befor Ram loads hit F8 / F9 / F11 so u can acces to Boot Menuthen Hit Safe Mode it will loads windows but with restricted opcions then go to Start menu --> execut or Goand then type CHKDSK and rebootif it doesnt w ... PC Desktops

Dell Inspiron 1525 Lap (Vista) boots to a black screen


That is the advanced boot options screen for your system. REpair your computer is not always available. See here. It sounds like your s ... Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

Acer 5570 after trying to download a microsoft sp1 update for vista windows, the download stopped and I cannot reboot my laptop. The information reads: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt. File: windowssystem32driversintelide.sys Status: 0xc000000f. All options in the "windows error recovery" section failed.


Several things you can try...first, if System Restore is enabled (not recommended because viruses love to eat and grow in there), boot into Safe Mode (F8 at startup). If you can get into safe mode, go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, S ... Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

When I turn on starts shows microsoft windows then goess to startup repairs


Maybe to start the computer in Safe Mode will work, maybe system restore will work from there. Basically to do this with XP as your Operating System, press the power button and immediately start tapping the F8 key, this will take you to a screen with ... Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

Have picked a virus but avg healed it. My settings for the desktop has been erased. The only thing I can do is change the color. I Cannot put a picture on desktop. I Cannot turn on the security automatic updates.


If you can run a system restore, that would probably be the best solution. Although it may still not restore all your desktop settings, it should at least get your functionality back for you. This assumes you are on a Windows machine, as your OS isn' ... E-Machines PC Desktops

Windows failed to start !...


Hello\015\012\015\012You seem to know a bit about computer so I will give you a good detailed solution which might be of help. READ CAREFULLY\015\012\015\012ASSUMPTION:\015\012 \015\012I guess that t ... Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET


It can be a software or a hardware issue.\015\012If you have XP try booting the system in Safe Mode with Networking with Wired Connection. Check if the Internet gets disconnected when you are in Safe Mode with Networking.\015\012If not th ... Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

Blue Screen Hi i try and load Windows XP and i get the Blue Screen with REGISTRY_ERROR Stop:0x00000051 i cant even get on in Safe Mode i have no recovery disk or anything is there a way for this to be fixed. Thanks


Ok you have an issue, the error code you have is a registry errorthe best way to fix this is to boot from your windows cd rom and do a repair. If you dont have a windows cd then you can try going into windows in safe mode. turn the computer on, kee ... Toshiba PC Laptops

Dell Dimension 5150 (& WinXP) - failure to boot up


You could try booting into safe mode, then you could try a system restorelook for the F8 option at the bottom after the first boot window, youll know youve got it when you get the option to boot into safe mode, if this works you sho ... Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop

My windows dont start sometimes,and i wonder if i restore my computer will this fix the problem? My computer will just be on the black screen sometimes forever


Sounds to me like its some software based issue causing the problems. Restoring your computer is likely to resolve the problem, but however your docs, data and installed software may be removed as you would be restoring to factory setting basically, ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.8580 seconds