Solved After Alt+F10 computer screen goes blank

March 8, 2015 at 08:33:12
Specs: Windows
I tryed alt & F10 but after it just goes blank and I am getting mad at this point because I have been trying to get on my computer for over an hour

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March 9, 2015 at 16:58:11
When you power up - is there "any" sign of activity at all from the laptop; fans, hard drive activity (vibrations from it spinning up) etc.?

Can you recall anything odd/unusual the last time it worked OK?

Not at all sure where you got the alt + F10 combination from; not one of Acer's standard combinations...?

Alt + F5 is the standard Acer combination to toggle from the built in display, to the vga o/p, and then to both at the same time.. Perhaps you might try that combination and see if anything displays? Try it after you feel/think the system may at least have booted up - even though you can't see anything...

Another test:

Download and burn to a dvd a linux variant ISO. Ubuntu.com is where to get one for ubuntu (free). Boot with that dvd. If it works Boots into a linux desktop) then at least it indicates the hardware (motherboard included) is likely OK.

Ubuntu will load into RAM only; and if it manages that then you ought to be able to access the hard drive and at least access/save your files to external storage. Once that is achieved you can more safely start to troubleshoot a little more easily; knowing your personal files are safe elsewhere.



#1
March 8, 2015 at 08:50:22
Just to clarify: Alt & F10 on your computer is supposed to run the
program which resets the operating system to factory-new condition?

It might help if you say the make and model of the computer, and
the reasons you were attempting a reset.

Also, when you say "it just goes blank", do you mean the screen is
completely black with no text at all? Do you get a flashing cursor?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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March 8, 2015 at 09:13:04
Why that combination? What are you actually trying to do/achieve?

Remember that a factory reset/restore will wipe all your personals in the process. So very wise to first ensure that "anything" you wouldn't wis to lose is copied to external storage first; typically DVD but an external hard drive to is nice(r). And verify the copies are truly accessible to on at least one (preferably another) working computer.

Meanwhile... Power up your computer then press and hold the on/off button until the system powers down. Then power up as normal. If still no joy, then power down and then up again and this time try for safe-mode (press F8 a few times)...?


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March 8, 2015 at 10:05:07
A friend of mine had what seemed to be a similar problem on his desktop recently. The computer seemed to boot fine but after the loading windows screen, the screen blacked out and showed no display on the monitors. After checking out the BIOS and changing the display settings the problem was fixed.

If your problem is the screen displaying no signal then that should help.

If it is something else, you should specify your issue more clearly.


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#4
March 9, 2015 at 12:19:42
The screen goes black nothing pops up the computer is an acrer Aspire E 15

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March 9, 2015 at 16:58:11
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When you power up - is there "any" sign of activity at all from the laptop; fans, hard drive activity (vibrations from it spinning up) etc.?

Can you recall anything odd/unusual the last time it worked OK?

Not at all sure where you got the alt + F10 combination from; not one of Acer's standard combinations...?

Alt + F5 is the standard Acer combination to toggle from the built in display, to the vga o/p, and then to both at the same time.. Perhaps you might try that combination and see if anything displays? Try it after you feel/think the system may at least have booted up - even though you can't see anything...

Another test:

Download and burn to a dvd a linux variant ISO. Ubuntu.com is where to get one for ubuntu (free). Boot with that dvd. If it works Boots into a linux desktop) then at least it indicates the hardware (motherboard included) is likely OK.

Ubuntu will load into RAM only; and if it manages that then you ought to be able to access the hard drive and at least access/save your files to external storage. Once that is achieved you can more safely start to troubleshoot a little more easily; knowing your personal files are safe elsewhere.


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