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Acer Netbook SSD Noise

Q: Acer Netbook SSD Noise

Just bought this AOA 110 Netbook and thought there were no moving parts (except fan)

But there has been this strange grating noise which could not have been the fan - bit like a hard drive working but 10 times the noise and grating

Netbook is Damn slow - just wondered what this could have been and whether it has affected the operation....

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Preferred Solution: Acer Netbook SSD Noise

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I have a regular Medion laptop where the HD (40 GB) is in 3 partitions, C,D,and E the D and E for backup and recovery and see that the Medion Netbook (160GB HD) has 2 partions C and D for the same purposes. With these laptops come discs -Operating System Installation CD and Application & Support Disc.

Now the Acer Netbook (120GB HD) has just the C drive with no support CDs of any kind so what is the difference in design of the two? Why should Medion computers have all this itty bitty extra stuff and the Acer ( and probably many others) apparently needing none of it? Do the different systems point to weaknesses or strengths in their designs?

I'm rather perplexed - can anyone enlighten me please?

A:Acer Netbook and Medion 97160 Netbook differences

Recovery/restore disks/partitions...are not uniform in the way that they operate. Different manufacturers have different preferences.

Some computer system manufacturers use a recovery/restore mechanism that involves small, additional partitions...some don't.

The respective owner's manual and manufacturer's website should contain exact details of how these mechanisms work.


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Alright, my friend has a netbook and she will be playing any sort of sound, video ect... and it will freeze the whole computer.
The sound starts to stutter loudly and eventually it ends up at the Blue Screen Of Death.
Is this a virus? Do we have to take her netbook to a Techie person?

Operating system: Windows 7 Starter

A:Netbook making stuttering noise then the BSOD?

Hi and Welcome.

Go to c:\windows\minidump and upload the .DMP file or files there. you'll need to compress them with Winzip, Winrar or 7zip and the such prior to the upload. Go to the Advanced option in your post and at the bottom you'll see Manage Attachments Click that and traverse to the file and upload.


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I have this netbook and would like to know if it would be possible to increase the speed without too much difficulty.


Acer 11.6" Aspire One 722-BZ197

•AMD Dual-Core C-50 processor
1.0GHz, 1MB Cache

•2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory

•250GB SATA hard drive

•10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

•11.6" Acer CineCrystal display

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Im trying to help out an elderly friend and update his netbook from windows 8 to windows 10 however his netbook will not activate even though it is a factory install. I recently ran acer recovery manager and wiped everything back to new and it still will not activate. When I try to run the 10 installation its asking for a product key number!! so I guess im stuck!
ive done a few searches but haven't found a fix yet so figured id ask for help here!!

A:Acer one netbook from Win 8 to ten

Start by running showkey plus from this forum. Click on the product keys it shows and they will blank out. Then post the result screen here and we can help:
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi, am going to buy a Netbook, only thing is, I don't know anything about them! I want it to have a 6 cel battery; XP; 160GB HD (oops) and a cam. At least I GB ram

Two I have been looking at are the ACER AOD150 and the LG x110, are these two any good?

Anything else I should look at while deciding which one to buy, other than colour?


A:Netbook - ACER or....?

ok first off you want a 120GB hard drive, as 120GB of ram is quite far in to the future.
simply put ram is the amount of stuff your computer can think about at once, and Hard drive space Is were programs and data is stored for a longer period of time.

this link below fits but I would really consider something newer with vista or a desktop with XP, or wait till windows 7 comes out and you wont have to worry about upgrading for 3 - 4 years.

If you would like to consider a desktop I do build and sell very powerful systems for a lot less then you might expect, you are more than free to ask me for a quote if that interest you.

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hi. i have a Acer One Netbook and have had it for around 8 months. I was on facebook and it froze completely so i had to turn it off. When i restarted it i could get as far as choosing an account to log onto but when selecting anyones account, it would log on and freeze only showing the background and the mouse, NO START BAR ! Please can someone help me.... thanks.

A:my acer one netbook freezes when i log on

Hi rossutton, Ill assusme you have access to another computer since your posting on here. Im going to need a little more info to be able to help you. Start by telling me about your laptop if you can. hard drive, processor, ram, bios info, ect. Also any programs that youve installed recently that might have installed a virus on your system, things like that ok. Once we have this info we will be better able to help you fix this problem.
Ill check back to look for your next post.


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Good Morning All,

I have an Acer netbook, running XP home and it's 3 years old this month. This past July it suddenly stopped working on battery power however, it would operate on the AC adapter. After some research I discovered there appears there is/was a problem with some Acer netbooks having battery issues like mine and solution offer by Acer support is to update the BIOS. Knowing how limited the life of a laptop battery, I opted to purchase another, longer life batter and that seemed to be the answer as it started working just fine on the new battery.

Now it's doing the same as in July, not working on the battery with the orange battery light flashing, indicating the battery is not taking a charge however it would work on the AC adapter.
It was last used about 2 to 3 weeks ago however the battery was fully charged before this period of non-use.
Thinking this problem is related to the BIOS issue, I followed the instructions in downloading the BIOS update, transferring the 2 needed files to my flash drive as well as renaming one of the files. I attempted to upload the BIOS update multiple times again, following the instructions to the word with no luck as the computer would restart as normal, with the computer using the AC adapter. I then looked at the 2 files on the flash drive and noticed both of them ended with a .VEM and that file extension (if that is the correct term) is not mentioned in any of the info researched so, the .VEM was deleted on both files.

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A:Acer Netbook Dead

Please note the above file name of Flableep.exe is not the correct file name. It appears there is some sort of filter that removes what appears to be foul language. The correct file
name Flash it.exe and there is no space between the letters h & i. Thanks...

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I started this Topic in the Malware Forums 
My wife's Acer aspire one running XP keeps freezing up after about 10 min of being idle. I cant ascertain if its infected (I think it is) because it freezes if i do a virus or malware scan. any and all help will be appreciated here is the Checkup log; etc. etc. etc
The problem is when I repaired the .Net V4 all I can get when I restart is a Windows Splash screen and can only start it in safe mode (Have tried to restore and nothing works) What do I do??????

A:Acer one netbook freezing

Please...complete the topic you have been posting to in MRL, the one you linked above.
Do not initiate any topics in other forums while you are attempting to resolve issues in a malware forum topic.
Once that topic is closed...that will be the time to seek advice regarding then-existing system issues of a non-malware nature.
To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
Topic reopened.

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A young friend of mine dropped his netbook and blew out the display. I'm just wondering if any other aspire one series netbook would be able to be used for the replacement screen.

Aspire One 532h-2588

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For what ever reason my wife wanted one of these netbooks so I bought one today for her. It is one of those Acer Aspires. At the discounted $280 bucks it was a nice deal and makes her happy. It is cute and very small. What gets me is that she wanted an external drive as these little babies do not have them and also wanted speakers so we bought a Logitech LS21 that are bigger then the netbook. The nice thing I liked about it was that it came with windows 7 Home 32 bit and a 6 cell battery. As our wedding Anniversary is on the 28th you can of course guess that this is what she will be getting.

Maybe I will get lucky tonight?


A:Little tiny Acer netbook


Be careful Mike,

Wives tend to want to be surprised on their anniversary. Unless you agreed
that the computer etc. would be her anniversary present, You better get out
and buy something more romantic.

She may consider this purchase a " Vacuum Cleaner " and if you do not
surprise her on the 28th with something more feminine you may not
" get lucky " for a long time.

Let us here from you on the 30th

Good Luck

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I have a Acer Netbook Aspire One ZG5 which has had the operating system reinstalled and I have just been through the horrors and seen the blue screen of death etc. I would like to reinstall XP from the onboard version if possible as I would like to keep the data intact.
Can this be done or where do I go to get a copy of XP to reinstall off a USB stick?

Your help will be greatly appreciated as I am keen to get it going again. If I am better off to install Unix or whatever please advise

[email protected]

A:Acer Netbook reinstall

If it has just been reinstalled, you may be wasting your time doing it yet again. What type of error are you getting? Are you sure that you don't have a hardware problem, such as faulty RAM or a bad hard drive?

Whether the OS can be reinstalled from the onboard image depends on how it was reinstalled last time and if the image has been damaged or destroyed by any changes having been made to the drive's partitions.

If you need a CD, you will need to buy one from Acer specific to that model. Recovery CD's should be available at their site.

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hopefully someone here can help me. I have a acer netbook. kav10 d150. I got a nasty virus that AVG picked up a a trogen. I (supposedly) healed it but problems have persisted since.

whats happening is my CPU is fluctuating. sometimes its low 13% and sometimes it spikes 100%. I can browse the internet ok. I can watch youtube videos no problem. but when i try to watch netflix, my browser freezes and cpu usage spikes. Ive unistalled and re-installed microsoft silver light (for netflix) and it didnt do anything.

also. internet explorer doesnt work anymore. it opens and closes right away when I click on it.

Ive scanned my pc with adaware, spybot, avg, kaspersky. and come up clean.

so, ive given up trying to fix the problem and tried to just reformat the netbook alltogether. but when I hit alt f10 on boot I get a screen saying "edit boot options" . looks like the bios screen but grey/black. say hit enter or esc. Hitting esc or enter do nothing.

any help is greatly appreciated. thanks.

A:Cant re-intstall win xp on acer netbook.

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I rarely use my netbook but when i do i am confronted with updated messages that seem to be happening a lot. I have 4gb ram and Win 7 Home Premium. It seems all those updated files being installed has 'stalled' it to a rather slow pace. I was wondering if I can just reinstall with the recovery disks that I have that may produce quicker responses. A while back I sold a Dell laptop that had the same problem with XP. When the guy came over to pick it up, he immediately removed the OS and reinstalled it with Dell's disk that came with it. Upon completion, I noticed how fast it was going and sort of sorry that I sold it..but a deal is a deal. Now, I was wondering if I could have the same effect on my netbook? Then I thought, those recovery disks do not have all those updated files that I have been getting and most likely would have to go through that process all over again. Would appreciate thoughts on this matter. Thanks

A:Acer Netbook slow

Windows Updates?

You could take a look at Startup programs and try cleaning some of those up.

Doing a clean install would speed things back up (unless it's a hardware issue) but then you will be stuck doing all the updates again after the install. The thing with the manufactures re-installs is all the extra software that they come with vs doing a clean install with just a Windows OS disk.

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Hi, i have this netbook (Acer AO751h) and i was wondering if its possible to run windows 8 on it.

Here is the Specs from the site

Acer Support: Aspire One AO751h Series Specifications

It has the Z520 processor and has 2GB RAM

A:Windows 8 for Acer Netbook

Welcome to the forum, according to Steven Sinofsky it will run on Atom with 1Gb ram, but I doubt it would be enjoyable...

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ok i fixed the problem i just accidently locked it

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Good morning folks I have an Acer netbook about 2months now and yesterday it froze so powered it off to shut it down, next day when(today) when I put it on there is a broken coloured line appearing at start up is there anything I can do?

A:Acer netbook screen

Hi trinishoes and welcome to TSF.

So you are able to boot into Windows normally again, but there is now a line appearing on the monitor?

Can you check you Device Manager for any warnings (yellow exclamation points) next to anything.
Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'. In the Computer Management window, select 'Device Manager' on the left and look for any warning signs.

I'm hoping that this is just a faulting driver issue and not a hardware issue. (Broken Screen) I take it that the netbook hasn't been dropped or knocked about?

If it does turn out to be a damaged screen, then seeing as it's only 2 months old, it should still be under warranty.

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Hi. My wife owns an Acer Netbook and when we first got it, we were content with it's speed. Time has gone on and it has gotten so slow my wife doesn't want to use it anymore. I have done a virus scan and also removed some startup items as well as junk programs she has accumulated. Please let me know what information you need from me and what I can do (if anything) to get this machine back running correctly.

A:Slow Acer Netbook

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Sorry if this has been brought up before. My netbook has been BSOD-ing for the past two weeks. It will only let me boot up in safe mode without networking. I believe it's a driver error, but I can't go online to check. Has anyone had similar issues?


My system details are below:

-x86 32-bit
-Windows 7 starter
both system and OS are 1 Year old

I was unable to run the perfmon /report.

A:Acer netbook BSOD

Hi, Finn; and welcome to the forum. Please read this thread, follow the instructions and post back. We will be glad to help you.


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Right, these netbooks are absolute useless. It's my girlfriends, (Acer Aspire one, ZG5 "AOA11")
Basically i had just reformatted it for her and installed windows 7 after upgrading the memory to 4gb, re-installed the neccessary drivers.
Was half way through installing the LAN driver when it restarted itself for no apparant reason, anyways i was getting an error relating to the following:

"Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (BUILD 082)"
"PXE-E62: Media test failure, check cable"
"PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM."

I knew that problem, so disabled the network boot in the BIOS, that was solved.
Soon after this i was getting the No bootable device -- Insert boot disk and press any key.
I've been having this problem for a few hours now, and it's really starting to stress me out.
I've tryed putting Windows XP onto a 2GB USB Memory stick, but yet still no luck with that. It isn't loading on the NTFS format as it shows that BOOTMGR is missing, tryed it on the FAT Format and just states yet another error,
"Remove disks or other media."
"Press any key to restart."

Unfortunatly i don't have an external cd drive to boot from CD-ROM. This is why i am trying to boot an installation from USB Memory stick.
Regards, Dean.

A:Acer Netbook problem

Do these computers have a hard drive installed? If so, the drive is probably bad

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Hi all and thanks in advance for any help with this.

Computer is my sons Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook.
OS: Windows 7 Starter
1gig memory

Started getting BSOD in normal mode consistently. Safe Mode was working but after trying the system recovery (which fails), now Safe Mode won't boot either. I did collect the dumps and they are attached. I'm assuming hardware, since recovery won't work but was wondering if dump gives any idea as to what it is. Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks again,

A:Acer Netbook BSOD

Seems to indicate a drive. I would assume hard drive. Back up your stuff and take this test

Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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Not sure if this is where I should post this or not. A friend brought me their Acer Aspire one. They let their kids use it. She said one day it just would not boot. I have tried to get it to boot, but it takes forever, then it gives a hi-low-hi-low beep that sounds like the European sirens. I put Windows 7 on a usb drive and set it to boot from the usb, but it still won't boot. It once came up with a option to repair the Windows 7, but it sat there for 10 minutes doing nothing, then started with the beeps again.
Anyone have any ideas on what to do to fix this thing??

A:Acer Aspire Netbook

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I started this topic;
"My wife's Acer aspire one running XP keeps freezing up after about 10 min of being idle. I cant ascertain if its infected (I think it is) because it freezes if i do a virus or malware scan. any and all help will be appreciated"
and was directed to move the question here. here are my logs
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2
Run by Kate at 11:38:15 on 2013-07-09
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.197 [GMT -5:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* 
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 5\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Fast Free Converter\FastFreeConverterUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAANTMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
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A:Acer one netbook freezing

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete tab follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Rn].txt (n is a number).=== Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.Please post the contents of JRT.txt into your reply.===Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools.Double click on ComboFix.... Read more

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I tried to connect a dial up cord to my laptop and i did something and now my internet wont work. I can connect to the internet like wifi and such. I get bars and it says the connection is excellent but whenever i try to go to a website it says dns error. Help?!

A:Acer One Series Netbook

How did you connect a dial up cord to your laptop? Are you talking phone cable or ethernet cable?

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My wife has a laptop that has of course Windows starter, and it has been having a couple of BSOD'S with it and i was wondering if you could help me resolve the issue. I ran the driver verifier and got a dump out of it, but also there is a dump file before i ran the verifier. Maybe there is something in there that will resolve this matter. I appreciate any help.

A:Acer Netbook BSOD

Quote: Originally Posted by kburleson

My wife has a laptop that has of course Windows starter, and it has been having a couple of BSOD'S with it and i was wondering if you could help me resolve the issue. I ran the driver verifier and got a dump out of it, but also there is a dump file before i ran the verifier. Maybe there is something in there that will resolve this matter. I appreciate any help.

Easy enough your Avast is causing these. remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

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I just puchased a netbook Acer Aspire 722-BZ197 x64 with W7 Home Premium SP1 installed.

Since there is no CD/DVD drive there is a Recovery Management pgm installed and they recommend a 12GB USB Flash Drive for a factory backup of the OS. In addition, they recommend another USB for drivers and files. I did all that and had no problem.

I have 3 other laptops in the house for kids schoolwork with W7 HP. Can I use the USB 12GB flash drive I made on the Acer to recover the OS with the other laptops if needed.


A:Acer Netbook Recovery

Flash drives don't come in 12GB sizes. Did you buy a 16GB drive?

No, you can't use it on other computers. You need to put the drive in a safe place and not use it for anything else or you'll run the risk of losing the ability to recover the laptop.

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My wife's Acer aspire one running XP keeps freezing up after about 10 min of being idle. I cant ascertain if its infected (I think it is) because it freezes if i do a virus or malware scan. any and all help will be appreciated here is the Checkup log;
 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.58  
 Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86   
 Internet Explorer 8  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
 Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2013   
 COMODO Internet Security    
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 
 McAfee SiteAdvisor    
 Java™ 6 Update 29  
 Java 7 Update 9  
 Java™ 6 Update 2  
 Java version out of Date! 
 Adobe Flash Player     11.5.502.135  
 Adobe Reader 9 Adobe Reader out of Date! 
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 Comodo Firewall cmdagent.exe 
`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:: 9% 
````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 

A:Acer one netbook freezing

It seems that you have two antivirus apps installed and two firewalls.
I would suggest that you un-install Anything comodo related.
Reboot and see how the machine responds.

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Hi all
I got one of those small netbooks for travelling - Acer ONE LO5021 with the faster AMD chip.

The spec says max 1GB RAM DDR3. Anyway I removed the 1 GB ram and replaced it with a 2GB RAM module -- these are cheap enough now. It works fine and the system really flies for what I need on the move -- even Photoshop CS5 is passable.

You might just find the 1GB RAM a bit limiing but you CAN replace these with a 2GB RAM module (around 40 USD - well worth it).

If you have one of these small ultra thin / light netbooks IMO it's worth replacing the 1GB memory with a 2GB RAM module. 9You can also put in a faster bigger HDD drive too -- easily accessible BTW - just remove 7 screws on the back panel, and the HDD drive and memory are EASILY acessible -- in fact EASIER than on my primary (Heavy) laptop.

With 2GB RAM you can also run a Virtual Machine or XP mode on the netbook too giving it significant more useability.

I'd also get rid of the W7 starter and replace it with something like W7 Pro or at leasy Home Premium.


A:Acer Netbook 521 -- FLIES with 2GB RAM and W7 PRO

Very nice Jimbo, i've just looked at the reviews, yours and the 721 are very high scorers

I've been thinking of getting a netbook for when I start my business and you may have given me something to save up for

Acer Aspire One 521 and 721 review -- Engadget

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Hi TechGuys
Here is an oldy but goody and is kicking my behind. As with so many others, my Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook running WinXP (sorry dont know SP; I think it is WIn32) crashed on it's way out of hibernation and hangs after loading agpCPQ.sys.
I tried to reload WinXP SP2 from my CDs but the process hangs at final blue screen saying Windows is loading ... at bottom.
When selecting the f2 automated repair option from the CD the screen asks for a floppy install disk. WTF? I have no floppy or CD drive, am using external CD drive to run install CDs.
There are no other options offered with the CDs. I have tried both regular XP and XP Pro CDs.
I cant get to the BIOS from F2 screen when starting the machine w/out CD. All greyed out.
I cant get it to start in Safe or any other mode. If I do get to a windows screen it just hangs. I left it run all night just in case.
I have taken off the battery and then restarted with power only; no dice
Swapped out the power supply, no difference
I did read something on the MS page that says that WIn2000 machines had the same problem, it is a graphics driver causes the problem coming out of hibernation. You can get a hotfix from MS but not for XP, only 2000
I have access to chromebook (you cannot install anything and runs Linux) and a super old Macbook Pro to try and create a fix
My thinking is that if it is a graphics driver causing the issue, maybe reloading the system isnt needed, but I cant get anything to happen any way. I have recen... Read more

A:agpCPQ.sys on old ACER netbook/WinXP

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Decided to try and sort out erratic performance of Acer Aspire netbook by doing clean install of XP SP3 to replace XP SP2. This was not the original operating system and there is no hidden partition so far as I can tell with restore software on it.

Because there's no DVD drive I copied XP SP3 installation disc onto a USB hard drive and made sure USB HDD was first choice for boot up in the BIOS (although I don't think I've made the USB drive bootable, I'm a bit vague on this)

Anyway by opening the copy of my disc on the USB HD and clicking the set up icon. installation appeared to happen (took about an hour)

Problems are these ..;.

Despite system info showing that SP3 is installed the desktop is the same as it was before the install and the performance issues are the same with applications not shutting down properly and a warning about an unspecified missing file on start up.

I've tried re-installing XP SP3 several times, the first time I had the option to partition (but not format) but may have made a mess of it as I've ended up with a hard drive which is one large partitition and also 8MB of unallocated space that I can't do anything with.

I thought about trying to create another partition get a working install of XP SP3 on that then perhaps delete the other OS from the other pertition.

Problem is I'm now out of my depth and am confused about volumes, partitions and logical drives. Nothing I've searched for in the forums ... Read more

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I have an old acer aspire one ZG5 which I use as a travel backup. When XP expired I installed win 7 ultimate The problem is win 7 runs very very slow. There is only 1 gb on board memory and apparently cannot be increased.
According to the memory gadget just booting up uses 98% memory and after a long time drops to 68% memory.
Any help how to downgrade win 7 to run a basic win 7 version Basic web browsing/ email/ letters etc.

Thanks Bob

A:How to downgrade win 7 on acer aspire one netbook

Actually I think you are doing well to get Ultimate booted at all with that amount of RAM as usually it requires a minimum of 4GB RAM to operate in any practical way. If I may ask why did you install Ultimate and not Home Premium??

As I cannot find the details for that motherboard it is hard to say how much RAM it will support but I think 2GB should not be out of the question but even that amount is hardly enough. So if you don't mind me asking again where did you get that info from??

The CPU from what I see in the specs for that machine is also inadequate in my mind and is used if I am not wrong in those tiny notepads with the 10" screens and with Windows 7 Starter version.

To be honest and realistic I would be inclined to buy a newer machine and have it set up for yourself because this one looks to be causing you some grief in manner of speaking. In any case there are some good deals on quite decent new laptops and if you don't like the 8 they come with you can always run that in 7 style using a free program to do that of course it is not quite the same but very close.

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i have a acer netbook ,model A0531h and i got a black screen when i tried to start it up.no matter what buttons i press "nothing" ....i went on youtube with another computer to check for a fix and it seems to be the black screen of death.. and it seems something to do with the bios, so i went on to acer support site, but there seems to be four different bios's ...could somebody tell me which bios i need to try and use,i bought a 4 gig usb flash drive to use as it as no cd rom.thanks in advance.

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For some reason I cannot select the partition that I want to install on/I cannot install to the partition. I'm trying to install over an existing xp installation but I simply get the error/warning that says "Setup was unable to create new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information".

I'm not sure if this is to do with the fact that my hard drive is ahci(I have set it on the BIOS to IDE mode but does not seem to make a difference).

Any help or ideas are appreciated.

Thanks, lszanto

A:Netbook Installation - Acer AO532H

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I have finally managed to set up an Acer netbook and have installed a new hard drive (160gb) and installed windows 7 on it...the thing I am wondering is if I need to partition the hard drive so that the operating system is in a different place...I tried to do this at the beginning of the install but it wouldn`t let me do that so at the moment I have everything on the same drive...does this matter ?

Hope somebody can help with this,


A:Acer netbook-windows 7 and partitioning.

It will be fine having the operating system and your data on one disk, here is an example of my partitioning of my hard-drive (almost default partitioning from OEM) - see attachment

Could you please upload a screenshot of your maximised Disk Management window?

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I have a acer netbook. It won't load windows 7 I just get a message on the bottom of the screen press <F2> go to setup. Without pressing any buttons I get a new screen that says....Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v1.0.0.13(2008/10/15)
Check cable connection..!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

It's a net book it doesn't have a place for a disk?? When I push any buttons I get a loud alarm
Please help!!

Thank you!!

A:Acer netbook won't load windows 7

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Hello all,

I just got my Acer Netbook back from repair and they replaced the HHD, but reinstalled Linux, so what is the best way to reinstall MS OS? A friend installed it for me when it was new, but he is no longer here and I dont have an external hard drive?
I also have a Acer Laptop with DVD player, can I use this somehow or do I need to buy an external player or just take it to some computer shop?

A:Install Win 7 OS on Acer Netbook without DVD player?


If you have the ability to boot from a USB thumb drive, you can install Windows 7 using that.

You will need:

1. A 4GB USB flash drive - the entire USB drive will be formatted in Step 3 (see below)
2. The Windows 7 ISO for which your netbook is authorised
3. The Windows 7 USB Tool to write the ISO into a bootable format on the USB flash drive
4. A Product Key to authorise the installation (look under your netbook case)

You, of course, need to perform step 3 on another Windows computer (a friends for example).

Here are some useful installation guides to refer to if you need:
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


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Ok, so I have a new acer netbook and want to do a clean install. i have a windows 7-64bit oem disk and the acer has 64bit key on the bottom. I have removed all parititions and installed 7-64. When I try to enter the Product key from the bottom of the computer, the Acer says invalid key and won't let me continue. So I called Acer and they gave me the run around, but told me that it is a "branded" key that will only work with the partitioned restore.
That is obviously a problem for multible reasons, but most importantly, I have a machine that I can't do anything with at the moment.

ANY ideas?

A:Acer Netbook 1410 7-64 key issue

You could always try skipping the part where it asks for the key (you have 28 days in which to activate windows)
Once installed if the "activate on line" option doesn't work try the phone option to authenticate

To Activate by Phone -
Open the Start Menu, and type slui.exe and press Enter.
If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.

Click on the drop down menu and select the nearest location to you for a toll free number to call, then click on the Next button.

A local phone number should apear under the section with a set of installation ID numbers generated by Windows and displayed on your screen

Call the activation phone number

The activation line will be automated, so you will be asked to enter or speak the installation ID numbers displayed on your screen into the phone

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I have an acer aspire one 532h-2297 netbook, and have suddenly encountered a problem with start up. Upon turning the computer on, the acer logo loads, then it automatically jumps into an error screen asking me to start normally, or launch startup repair. I'm not able to make any selection, however, because I have no curser on the screen to try to use the touchpad, and I get no response from the keyboard at all. Then it jumps into startup repair and somewhere about here, it starts to beep continuosly. The startup repair window begins to flash/flicker continuously and a cursor arrow in the centre also flashes with the blue "working" circle around it. This is where it remains until I am able to finally choose "finish" with the touchpad. The computer then goes to a black screen and begins the beeping sound again. Help! Can I recover to factory settings somehow? I can occasionally get the computer to laod up, but the cursor response is limited. Is there a way to recover from there? At my wit's end!!

A:problem starting acer netbook

The touchpad can't be used until Windows starts the driver. Only keys work before that. The menu should respond to the arrow keys. Does it?

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I have been repairing an Acer netbook my Son dropped and have now got it up and running to a seemingly adequate degree with internet access,which is about all that is required perhaps...but I would like to install all the drivers that were originally on it but how do I know which drivers to load ? There are so many,even for the same device,ie for Atheros bluetooth there are about 7 different drivers ? ..and 3G there are a multitude of drivers too !

Perhaps I should just be satisfied with the access to the web and the current performance that I have but it also teaches me quite a lot about the process.

Can somebody advise please ?

A:Acer netbook...which drivers question ?

A lot of times even the same model of laptop will have different components in it. I have an Acer Aspire 5920, it was originally sold as an Acer Aspire 5920-6385 Notebook PC. The 6385 part defined what specific components were in my 5920. I just looked in device manager and noted what was there while it still had windows Vista on it. If something shows as unknown device you may have to give it your best guess. If you go to the properties for a device, the hardware ID's will be in the list under the details tab. Google those and you may get lucky. Anytime I've got it wrong and tried to install the wrong driver I got a device not found, or this device not supported message. It wouldn't install and I would move onto me next best guess.

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Acer One Net book error msg says to re-install a copy of hal.dll in Windows root\system32\. I have no external software. I probably can recover with Alt F10 but the msg there says all data will be wiped out. I'd like to save my data, especially some photos that are not backed up. Acer's so-call tech support said it can be done but to learn how it will cost me at least $59 (30 minutes) or $159 for 90 minutes of support. Thanks for any assistance. Sorry if I've posted in the wrong place.

A:Solved: Acer One Netbook recovery

You need to get hold of an external DVD drive so that you can boot from it and backup the data. You can then use your Windows DVD to repair the system with a real Windows CD/DVD or use a Live Linux CD or DVD to boot off and copy data off so that you can reinstall the system.

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I own an Acer Aspire 1410 11.6" netbook, and for some unknown reason,  my supervisor password does not work. I am not able to access nor change the boot priority of my bios in order to repair a windows 10 continuous loop problem that resulted from a recent update gone wrong. What are my options? Some help would be much appreciated.

A:I own a Acer Aspire 1410 11.6" netbook, and for so...

only Acer can reset your supervisor password, short of a CMOS switch.

If I solved your problem, please click "accept as solution." If you found my post helpful, please click Kudos. it only takes a second, and I would really appreciate it! Thanks!-PMiner

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samsung has an app for samsung netbooks called easy resolution manager...
i tried installing it on my acer zg8 netbook but it didnt work on 1024x768 without having to scroll down.
is there a similar app from acer...or third party?
i looked on the acer site but couldnt find anything

A:acer netbook 1024x768 resolution

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I have an Acer Aspire one with a problem booting up windows XP. I hooked up an external USB CD rom and boot from the windows install disk so I can run the repair. I keep getting a notification saying "Set up did not find a hard disk drive installed on your computer". How do I get past this?

A:Acer netbook not seeing hard drive

If you are comfortable checking a setting in the BIOS, are you able to go in and check to see if the SATA Controller is set to RAID/AHCI/IDE, and report back with what you find?

If it is selected as RAID this is probably the reason, as the installation requires the RAID drivers via floppy before it can recognize the drive.

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I have a littler Acer One netbook. My problem is that when I open a page that has a set size, I am unable to see the whole page or adjust to make it smaller so I can view the whole thing. A few games that I play when the window pops up and opens, there are chat boxes and more buttons I can't get to at the bottom. I don't know what to do to make the whole page smaller so it fits properly in the alloted space. Please help! Amy

A:Acer Netbook Page Sizing

Welcome to the world of netbooks. Your discovered one of the many problems using them. Hulu also doesn't display right when viewed on a netbook because of the odd screen size.

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I currently use a 17" HP DV7-1246 with W7 Home Premium on Verizon FIOS and the router provided by them.

I just puchased a 11" Acer Aspire 722-1967 Netbook, not yet delivered, that is loaded with W7 Home Premium.

I intend to place W7 SP1 and all subsequent updates on this Acer.

When I sign into my msn.com account with this Acer will I have the capability to use the files that I currently have on the 17" HP laptop or do I need to do some type networking trick.


A:Solved: HP DV7-12 46 and Acer Netbook 722-1967

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I have windows 7 starter on an Acer netbook. The picture is only showing on about 2/3 of the screen - eg, I have a huge black space on the right, and the top of the screen is repeated/tiled at the bottom. I have tried system restore, restarts several times, switched on and off several times and tried to change screen resolution, all with no success. (on the screen resolution box it says the display is 1024 x 768 but the highest resolution is 800 x400 I can't take the slider any higher up. This has been an intermittant problem for some time but usually corrects after a few restarts and shows on the full screen again. However, I've spent several hours today trying to do it and nothing seems to work.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1523 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 124648 MB;
Motherboard: Acer,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

A:Problem with screen on Acer Netbook

Hello PrehistoricCat and Welcome to TSG.

Restart the system, and on bootup start tapping F8 On the screen select Safe Mode. Do you have this issue there in safe mode? If not then I suspect corrupted video drivers. Uninstall the drivers there in safe mode and restart the system. Windows will load default drivers for the video. Now go to Acer and download the latest drive for your video.

If you do have this issue in safe mode, this could very well be a hardware problem with the display itself, and needs to be look at by a repair tech.

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