Acer Aspire 5100 Win Aero Issue

Acer Aspire 5100-5778 notebook
January 22, 2011 at 11:06:55
Specs: Win Xp Sp3, P4 3.0ghz / 1gb ddr 400
Current iam fixing my cousin acer aspire 5100, he bought new ram(previous 1gb & 512mb now 2x1gb) and i installed it and the ram run fine then i decide to format the system. I put win 7 disc and start to install (the whole process went fine). I started installing drivers downloaded from acer website(Ms Windows Vista drivers) http://support.acer-euro.com/driver... but the problem is after installing vga driver i can't see AERO(resolution is ok 1280 x 800). if there is special driver for aero please let me know.

acer aspire 5100 specs http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/n...

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#1
January 22, 2011 at 11:20:58
Hey Kuwese. Did you have a look aroung the ATI site. Maybe the Vista drivers aren't going to work on that board.

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January 22, 2011 at 20:05:22
Hi grasshopper
i tried to google this problem and found out ati catalyst 9.2 works fine(according to other guys) but when i use the driver nothing happened(un-install previous driver then run 9.2 catayst driver), previous this machine run AERO(win 7) without any problem. Thanks

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February 26, 2011 at 10:22:00
AFTER YOU DOWNLOAD THE ATI CATALYST YOU WILL HAVE TO UNZIPPED THE FILE BECAUSE IT IS COMPRESSED AND THEN THE DRIVER WILL INSTALL

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#4
February 26, 2011 at 11:01:10
Lucky, turn off the caps lock when replying. It's considered shouting. This problem was resolved awhile ago.

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February 26, 2011 at 13:29:02
NOTE that sometimes the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs - a part that runs all the time scanning for suspicious activity - will interfere with the proper installation of third party software, the software will not install properly, and you may get no indication of that at all while installing the software.
To avoid that possibility, you should always DISABLE the resident module(s) of anti-malware programs, BEFORE you install third party software (software other than most Microsoft Updates, etc., that did not come with Windows ), especially when it's a major or complicated software package.
E.g. if you are using the free or paid version of AVG, you should disable the Resident Shield in AVG's 's settings in Windows. In Norton (Symantec) products, there may be several things you need to disable, or set so they don't load for a specific short amount of time.
If you don't know how to do that, tell me which anti-malware software you are using.
When you are sure the software has installed correctly, re-enable the resident module(s).
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Video "drivers" always have associated files that must be installed properly along with the actual drivers. If you install only the actual drivers, it's likely the device, and/or the other software associated with it, will NOT work properly.

Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise....
(this ALWAYS applies to video and sound adapters )

You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device or New Hardware while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.

The same applies no matter when Windows finds New Hardware !

(The following also applies if you want to un-install previous software, or re-install the same software)

If you DID install drivers that way, go to Control Panel - display as Small Icons or Large Icons (not Categories) - Programs and Features and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting.

Continue on to the desktop screen, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.


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