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acer m5640 powers on but doesn't load windows

November 7, 2010 at 16:44:20
Specs: Vista

When computer doesn't on, It loads to black screen which states start normally or run setup. When either option is chosen nothing ever happens. Windows never starts.

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#1
November 7, 2010 at 17:10:45

you probably have a crashed hard drive.

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#2
November 8, 2010 at 02:15:58

... @ bootup try tapping <F8> <key> select repair option.

... also click >> #1 for more info.


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#3
November 9, 2010 at 17:02:02

How would I know if I had a crash harddrive?

I tried pressing the F8 key...... but nothing happens.

The moment the screen loads its a black screen with two options.

recovery
start normally.

Someone please help quickly


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#4
November 10, 2010 at 00:05:02

... what happens if you select "recovery"?

... is there an option to save any data after selecting recovery?

... do you need to save any data from your drive? pic's etc

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#5
November 10, 2010 at 05:16:14

No, I don't need to save anything on the computer.

Anything that's there I have a back up

No matter the chosen option the computer gives the loading bar for a moment that it just goes black screen and nothing never happens.

No there's is no option to save anything


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#6
November 10, 2010 at 07:15:57

... did you try <Alt>+<F10> <keys> as suggested via "hop" links @ #2 ?

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#7
November 11, 2010 at 06:55:46

When I turned own computer and the acer logo appears. I press the alt and f10keys the computer turns to a black screen. On that screen it talks about bootup up. I didn't enter anything I just press enter and tit loads but turns to a plain black screen nothing happens.

I don't know if I was to type something on the boot screen.


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#8
November 11, 2010 at 07:07:33

... to enter bios:
... as soon as you turn it on keep tapping the <F2> <key> anything?

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#9
November 11, 2010 at 08:37:45

choose an operating system comes up! do i press enter?


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#10
November 11, 2010 at 08:38:45

I pressed f8 then and advance boot option appears what should I do next?

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#11
November 11, 2010 at 08:42:13

"...choose an operating system comes up..."

... does it show Vista? ... if so select it.

... look at #2 above.... (repair)


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#12
November 11, 2010 at 10:14:46

When I chose Windows Vista, it goes to a black screen. On the screen it has "launch repair (recommended) or start up normally. When I chose either option it just loads and turns to a black screen and nothing ever happens.

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#13
November 11, 2010 at 10:24:30

... what happens when you turn it "on" Immediately:

[press] <Alt> <key> and start tapping <F10> <key>

... Continue holding <Alt> and tapping <F10> as the unit boots up

... anything?

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#14
November 11, 2010 at 11:47:43

a screen appears entitled "edit boot option". Below is the screens layout

Edit windosw boot option for: Microsoft Windows Vista
Path: \Windows\system 32\winload.exe

Partition: 2
Hard disk: bb606e62

[ \NO EXECUTE=OPTIN(BLINKING COURSER)

ENTER=SUBMIT


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#15
November 11, 2010 at 13:47:57

... hi "SPrince" its the same as #2 (hop to #19 another thread) only that the "op" there had made a bootup recovery DVD prior which solved the probem.

... did you happen to create recovery cd/DVD(s) through the programs listing?

(... has doubts) luckily mine were supplied with my first pc! ...thought I'd ask anyway.

... if you enable Quiet Boot aswell as "D2D Recovery" if it exists in the bios menu this may work still.

... depends if the recovery partition exists and the data is not corrupt like the MBR seems to be. Or as "Compgeke" suggests.

... once you've re-checked the enabled status please reboot and try <alt> <F10> again to see if the Acer recovery option appears

Note
"...you MUST disable the Fast Boot feature in BIOS for the ALT-F10 hot key to work..."


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#16
November 11, 2010 at 13:57:26

... just realised you never made it into the bios last time!

... you should by tapping the <F2> <key> @ bootup try again please.


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#17
November 11, 2010 at 14:09:49

I just wanted yoou to know first and foremost that I am nop computer tech. I just a few but mostly the basics about mainly the computer.

Everything you would have to break down.


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#18
November 11, 2010 at 14:11:13

no i didnt create a recovery dvd

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#19
November 11, 2010 at 14:28:54

... turn it on and tap the <F2> key looking for bios menu, might call it "setup"

also click the flashing #19 above then scroll down to #19 and read.


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#20
November 11, 2010 at 15:57:09

... since the previous (flashing September #15) thread.

... navigating to the recovery partition folder typing d2d32.exe (d2d64.exe)

... should evoke the recovery and solve the problem(?)

... also copying these files to main drive then type "mbrwrwin install rtmbr.bin" should make the <Alt> <F10> function again(?)

... do'nt know yet! (... not confirmed)

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#21
November 11, 2010 at 18:00:04

I am a bit confused. But I did as you said an load the computer upon load I pressed f2. boot manger appear with two options windows vista or windows memory diagonistic tools. I enter to windows vista nothing happens just blank blackk screen. Can you tell me which part I went wrong.

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#22
November 11, 2010 at 18:11:33

... <F2> <key> should be for your bios (maybe I am wrong) click here

... <F12> should be for boot menu

... looks like there is a boot manager and a boot menu.

... boot manager in the bios(?)


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#23
November 12, 2010 at 03:07:52

... maybe its a different combination <keys> to enter your bios try these @ bootup:

<F1> <key>
or
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Esc> <keys> ... together

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#24
November 12, 2010 at 12:21:53

neither keys worked

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#25
November 12, 2010 at 12:22:40

i found it! it was the delete key. What should i do now?

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#26
November 12, 2010 at 12:26:16

i pressed the delete key and cmos setup utility cam up

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#27
November 12, 2010 at 12:42:09

I pressed the delete key and CMOS setup utility appears!

these are the opitons on the page
product information
standard cmos features
advanced bios features
advanced chipset features
intergrated peripherals
power management setup
pci/pnp configuration
pc health status
load optimized defaults
change supervisor password
save and exit setup
exit without saving

Since we have been looking for the bios menu, when I chose "advanced bios features" this are there sub options:
Hard drive boot priortiy [press enter]
removable drives [press enter]
cd/dvd drives [press enter]
boot sector virus protection [disable]
quick power on self test [enable]
silent boot [enable]
first boot device[sta:3m-wdc wd5000]
second boot device [cd/dvd: 3s-hl-dt-st]
third boot device [usb: generic-compa]
boot up numlokc status [on]
apic support [enabled]
installer os select [windows]
intel xd function [enabled]
intel (r) speed step (tm) tech [enabled]
ratio cmos settiing [11]

I will wait on your response before doing anything.


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#28
November 12, 2010 at 23:08:51

... alter silent boot [enable] to [disable] for starters!

... might be worth having a look in "advanced chipset features" guess you can navigate through it using the "tab" key(?)

... post back anything related to "D2D" recovery if you see it [enable]

... also look at "first boot device" alter it to see what you have there!

... save settings on exit of bios ... menu should tell you how.

... perhaps then try <Alt> <F10>

... do you have any bootup cd/dvd's eg vista?

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#29
November 13, 2010 at 07:26:28

no i dont' have any boot up bios cd's for windows vista

I think it could have been downloaded on the windows site


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#30
November 14, 2010 at 17:35:33

ok with your help i got the computer up. I changed the bios settings then changed it back then on boot up I held alt and f10 then recovery open. I recovered the computer to factory settings and it worked!!!

Thanks a lot!!! It's back up


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#31
November 15, 2010 at 03:24:39

... wow I was'nt expecting that!

... well done "SPrince" ... might be handy if I had an Acer in front of me ... lol

... "all the best"


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......PS ..... have yet to try #20 with someone, ....one day!

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