Solved how to get f12 to work properly on an acer laptop aspire

September 30, 2013 at 17:00:25
Specs: Windows XP
can't get the f12 key to work on acer aspire. so it doesn't recognize cd/dvd rom, when starting the computer, the screne only says "press f2 to enter setup". The option of entering f12 is not present.

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#1
September 30, 2013 at 19:11:45
You must enable this option in system bios.
Must be something like "allow boot from other devices" or something like that.
Should be found in the users manual of the laptop.

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#2
October 2, 2013 at 12:47:20
I have a black screen and can't get to the bios without a bios password, which I don't know....this is getting harder by the minute. so trying to make a bootable flash drive, that will allow the cd/dvd drive to operate.

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#3
October 2, 2013 at 18:33:11
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You have to press F12, when the "Press F2 to enter BIOS" is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
If this option is disabled in BIOS, you have to enable it in the BIOS.
If you don't know the BIOS password, you have to ask the one, how protected the BIOS by password or you have to contact ACER.
Therefore, you need to proof the ownership of the laptop, to get support on that.

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#4
October 2, 2013 at 18:41:53
then how to I reset the bios with the cmos battery. I've heard you can reset the bios by removing the battery?

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#5
October 2, 2013 at 18:47:08
We do not support BIOS password avoidance here, cause we can not make sure, whether you are the legal owner of the laptop.

Even if you are the legal owner, others may search the internet for that, for a non legal purpose.


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#6
October 2, 2013 at 18:49:16
So at the buttom line, you have to search yourself in google or contact ACER support, which I would prefer, if I were you.

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#7
October 2, 2013 at 20:29:17
your right. and thanks for your help.

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#8
October 2, 2013 at 21:09:57
No problem, you're welcome.

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