Acer TravelMate 6292 wont start up to windows

March 23, 2014 at 06:37:41
Specs: Windows XP
Hello! Everytime I power on my laptop it won't start to windows. All that's happening is that after flashing the Acer logo the screen will turn off but the indication lights are up (power button and charger). Next thing I did was press F2 and then BIOS opens (that's the only thing I can access). I tried pressing F8, Alt +F8 or even just Alt, nothing happens. How do I make my laptop work again? Or perhaps how can I factory restore it if I can't even have it start up to windows? Help please.

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#1
March 23, 2014 at 07:11:33
"Next thing I did was press F2 and then BIOS opens"

OK, what did you do while in the BIOS? Did you change any settings? Did you confirm that the hard drive is being properly recognized?

"Or perhaps how can I factory restore it if I can't even have it start up to windows?"

Why would you want to attempt a factory reset when you have no idea what's wrong? You need to troubleshoot. When's the last time you blew the dust out of the cooling vents?


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#2
March 23, 2014 at 13:49:48
For safe mode F8 requires tapping as soon as you power up. Best keep tapping it until it shows sign of entering the startup menu.

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#3
March 24, 2014 at 11:00:24
@riider:

1. How would I know if the hard drive is properly recognized?
I was thinking I might be able to make the laptop work if I factory reset it.

2. Do you think the cooling vents are the ones responsible for it not to continue to windows? I haven't blew dusts there ever.

@Derek

I tried F8 a lot of times but nothing happens or even a start up menu won't show. Whenever I try this F8 method, the only thing that happens is the screen turns off but the indicator lights (battery, power on) are on.


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#4
March 24, 2014 at 15:43:22
When you are in the BIOS screen you should be able to find your drives listed. That way you will see if the main drive is being recognised.

Certainly clean the vents - a hardware issue is a good possibility.

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#5
March 25, 2014 at 11:12:18
I'll check it out later @riider regarding the drives you're telling me. Can we post photos here in this site? So you could see how the screen looks like when I open the laptop. And alao the BIOS. Thank you very much for helping! I owe you

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#6
March 25, 2014 at 17:19:10
Yes, you can add a screen capture (see button where you post reply).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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