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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

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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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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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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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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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ok i fixed the problem i just accidently locked it

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService... Read more

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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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 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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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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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, 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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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

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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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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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We have a netbook that crashed this afternoon - went to the wall paper when we were doing a virus scan

Did the scan - found the virus - deleted the virus - computer monitor went to the wallpaper.

Netbook has been shut down and started back up, several times. Now we get the wallpaper.

I can push F12 and start it in safe mode. But there are no icons and right clicking on the mouse does not bring up the normal menu,

Control Alt Delete brings up the task manager that shows a bunch of stuff happening - but none are shown as icons on the desktop. There is no task bar at the bottom either.

ANY help you can offer - would REALLY be appreciated

Thank you

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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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Dear Friend,
Acer aspire one netbook(d255)e recovery utility does'nt work after installing normal xp.
It required hiren's boot cd,Boot with Hiren's CD, from CD boot menu select 4th menu & its load from Hidden Partion Recovey...
its works Lol..................
i Have tried it & working fine.
NB: before boot format OS partition....

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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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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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the cursor backspaces on its own and its too hard to bother with usually

what causes this?

A:acer netbook typing is a big chore


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My brother's Acer Aspire One Netbook 532h-2db operating Window 7 had this prolonged problem of refusing to start-up. Pressing F8 during initial switch on or pressing Fn with Esc button will start up computer after several attempts.

Changed new CMOS cell, replaced RAM did not solve the problem. Send for repair to Acer and later two other shops came back motherboard chip problem and beyond repair.

My brother was still using the computer the hard way, by repeatedly pressing the buttons. To make life easier for him, he will never switch it off and let it go into sleep mode (Fn+F4)

After a couple of months now the PC has repaired itself. Now it can be switched off and on without any hiccup. This has been going on for the past month. Good thing he did not throw it away.

Any explanation, please...

A:Acer Netbook returned from the dead

Computers are relentlessly logical and cannot behave in any way that cannot be logically explained...

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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.

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Running XP. No longer using MSE but parts may remain...it is red in the system tray.. Can operate in Safe mode with networking. Failures seem to be MSE related.This pc has an old 60 day version of Office on it, never paid to update, so looking at options there.Would like to make this safe and functional but having trouble.Who wants a challenge? DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 NETWORKInternet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Run by David at 18:51:27 on 2014-05-14Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1012.501 [GMT -7:00].AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}.============== Running Processes ================.c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService.============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============.uStart Page = hxxp://www.yahoo.com/dURLSearchHooks: {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - <orphaned>BHO: {089FD14D-132B-48FC-8861-0048AE113215} - <orphaned>BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10... Read more

A:Acer Aspire one Netbook freezes

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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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Ok here's the thing I need to increase or decrease or ad screen resolution to my netbook I have a poker site and Filmora there are certain pages that i just can't see and i need them to do what i need to do I tried REGETIT with the downscaled bit but it didn't work please someone help me with step by step to fix this?

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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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This computer is new and for no apparant reson it turns off after 10-20 minutes. I do not know why this is happening

The computer is an Acer aspire Intel core dual processer 7735g

A:Acer Netbook keeps on turning off for no reason

It could be a heat issue. Overheating will shut down a system real fast. Since this new I would contact Acer A.S.A.P. and tell them to either fix the issue or you want a new one.

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I am having some trouble with what I think is a persistent virus on my Acer Aspire One
Netbook. I am experiencing frequent lock-ups about every 5-20 minutes, forcing me to shut down with the "hard shutdown" method (holding the power button for 5 seconds). I have defragmented the drive using "Smart Defrag",

run Registry Mechanic v., Malwarebytes AntiMalware v. 1.39, and COMODO System Cleaner 1.1.64946.38. COMODO System Cleaner keeps detecting three files which seem to be suspect to me. It isn't able to delete them.

I bought the computer new in May. It is an Acer Aspire One ZG5 with a 160GB HD and 1024 MB memory. I have heard of hardware problems caused by the speakers being played too loud on this model, and though I don't remember ever playing them too loud, it seems like that could possibly have something to do with it, so I'd like to rule that out if anyone knows a good way to do that.

other things I have tried are to take out the battery and depress the power button for 30 seconds and to reset the system BIOS to default.

Help would be greatly appreciated,

-Mr Binante

Edit: When the computer locks up I am still able to move the cursor around, but it has an hourglass next to it (background work?) and I am unable to click anything.

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A:Lock-up on Acer Aspire One Netbook

<>What message is that? Maybe I missed it, but I see no mention of any error message.Running chkdsk in read-only mode...is a waste of time. Even though instructed to use the /f parameter, it's better to use /r parameter (/f is included in the functions performed under /r), since /r instructs the system to compensate for data files which may be in bad sectors of the hard drive.In any case...try Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (with space between k and /) and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query/notice and hit Enter. Reboot the system and let the command execute to completion...system will boot into XP when done.You might also take a look in Event Viewer for errors, not information items, which might provide some clues as to what might require attention.How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Your first line speaks of having a virus...then the rest of your post bespeaks of items which no one could logically conceive of as being appropriate treatment of an infected system.I have to ask...which is it, in your mind? A Windows/system problem...or a virus?If freezing of the system is what you consider to be "the problem"....there are many situations that might cause such, with overheating of system the most obvious candidate. Other candidates include malware, corrupt system files, hardware difficulti... Read more

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On Wednesday, I used my Acer Aspire One D270 Netbook for close to 5 hours with Internet and it ran fine.

I decided to turn it off during lunch and after 30 minutes it refused to log me back in..

Win 7 (ultimate 32 bit) hangs on Welcome screen, going around in circles.. Did hard reboot but didnt help..

I even received an error which did not even let me log on but I rebooted again and it went away..

Suprisingly the Netbook which is meant to run Win 7 has Windows Xp in C: drive. It didnt load there either..

Did some think back and suspected ESET Smart Security version 3.0 update which I did may be the problem, managed to get to safe mode and restarted. This time netbook loaded after a while at the Welcome screen, but was as slow as a snail. After over 1 hour of uninstall time I removed ESET Smart Security version 3.0.

Restarted netbook and the battery drained after 30-45 minutes while still Win 7 still hanged on Welcome screen..

What could be the problem? I have seen other threads but most are for PC.. This is a netbook , is that a problem? Any issue with hardware/OS/Memory or Graphics?

What else should I try out?

Thanks for any suggestions.. Please spare the sarcasm.. This is my only access to Internet.

A:Win 7 hangs on Welcome screen on Acer Netbook

So it can dual boot between winxp and win7, and winxp has problems as well? winxp worked before without issues?
With welcome screen you mean the win7 fireflies animation? It keeps animating all the time... but NEVER gets any further?

A netbook is just a small laptop.. so just a type of pc.

But you can enter safe mode without issues?

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I have this Acer Aspire One netbook AO532h-2db working on Windows 7. A few days back it just refused to start-up when the power switch on. The blue light on power switch is lit and the fan runs but no HDD activity.

Can go into F2 setup and when pressing F8 button repeatedly ( sometimes 30times) it starts up normally. Can go into Safe Mode. There is no problem at all while the pc is running, works superbly - it only cannot restart or switched on normally.

Action taken so far:

1. Checked CMOS battery 3V OK
2. Did thorough virus scan with AVG, SAS, Malwarebyte and Spybot - no
virus found.
3. Upgraded BIOS from V.1.05 to V 1.10
4. Did Chkdisk and memtest and phisically cleaned RAM connector.
5. Did Recovery to Factory Default.
6. Reinstalled windows updates and Acer drivers.
7. Disassemble PC and cleaned out dust.

No battery installed - works on mains all the time.

Intel (R) Atom CPU N450 1.66Ghz RAM 1Gb HDD Hitachi 250Gb OS Windows 7.

Startup Repair Problem Signature:
Prob Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Prob Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: -do-
03: unknown
04: 21199999
05: AutoFailOver
06: 2
07: No root cause
OS Ver: 6-1: 7600.
Locale ID: 1033
StartUp Repair cannot repair this computer automatically, send info ab the prob.

Please Help me solve this problem.

A:[SOLVED] acer netbook cannot boot

Did you check your hard drive connection? Sometimes it helps to remove the hard drive completely from the system and then replace it back into the system. See your system manual for steps to replace the hard drive.

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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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I have an Acer one D257 netbook. I have used it for three years with windows7 starter and it ran fine. It recently crashed and I had windows 7 professional installed by a friend who is a comp. tech. Install was complete except Java was not installed because he didn't have time. He had installed Trend office micro scan for an antivirus. I have since uninstalled that opting for something different. When I go to download Java, AVG, or anything I get the expected dialog box showing, open, save, cancel. clicking on these only highlights the selected button and that is it. No security scan dialog, or user acct. control dialog. I'm running IE11 which is up to date, and windows does auto updates fine, just can't download manually. I tried disabling smart screen filter, popup blocker, windows firewall, and ActiveX filtering. I know this is dangerous do to not having any spyware/malware protection, but I cant download any. I have been through internet options, advanced, to make sure "do not save encrypted files to disk" was not checked. As I was told this may hinder downloads. I have also "Reset" IE to default, and restarted it. nothing seems to work. Other than the browser running a little sluggish everything else seems to be working fine. The user acct. control pops up for every other action that it would be expected to, except downloads. If anyone has a solution it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Why won't my Acer netbook download anything from the internet?

The user acct. control pops up for every other action that it would be expected to, except downloads

I don't think it should pop up on downloads, only when installing those downloads after they have been downloaded. Streaming installs may be different but I've not see UAC get in the way of that.

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