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Q: text changing size on Acer netbook

A very non-computer savvy woman asked why the text size changes (sometimes to large or very large and sometimes to small or very small) while she is typing on her netbook with XP. She says it happens in both her browser (Chrome) and her word processor (MS Works). She also is running Google Desktop. I did not see any utitlities or other unusual software. She says it is random but she thinks she might be brushing against the touchpad when it happens. Any guesses what she is doing? (She was going to try to show me but her battery died.)

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A: text changing size on Acer netbook

If the touch pad is setup with a Scroll Zone, pressing CTRL+ScrollZone is same as CTRL+Wheel on the mouse, and will change text size in many applications. If they use keyboard shortcuts a lot like CTRL+C and CTRL+V that might explain it. You can disable the scroll zones in Control Panel | Mouse/Touchpad to see if that stops it.

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I have a new Sony vaio, with internet explorer 8. Evertime I'm on the internet my text size keeps changing. How do I fix this? The tab on the bottom screen has no lock to keep it at the same size. This is driving me crazy!!

A:text size keeps changing

Open your browser. Select text size and close the browser. On re-opening size should hold.

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Windows 7 64-bit
I can adjust the display so it's large enough to read everything but the text. For instance, now have it set at 150% of normal and the title of this post is large but what I'm typing now is so small it's barely readable. MUCH smaller than 10-point.

There is a way to customize the display, but anything more than 150% is so large it overflows my wide-screen monitor. Surely there must be a choice between way too large and way too small, but I can't find it.

A message on my screen now says to run TSG Sysinfo, for information helpful in solving this problem. Last time I downloaded something similar, here, I ended up with a $40 Uniblue program on my computer that I had to fight like crazy to stop invading my world. I never got my money back, either. It would help to know what "TSG Sysinfo" is, before I commit to running it.


A:Changing Text size

You try adjusting the resolution or zooming in or our in your web browser.

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For some odd reason, my text size on webpages keeps changing from med to large. I am not doing anything but going from page to page. I will set the text size to med, then all of a sudden I will pull up a page and the setting will be at large. My hijack this registry is clean. Any help would be great. It is not hard to change it back to med when I need to, but is getting annoying.

A:Text size keeps changing.!!!

if you use a scrollwheel mouse it can easely happen, if you hold the Ctrl key and use the scrollwheel at the same time the textsize will change

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Hey all, sometimes when I enter the TSG site my text size changes. One minute the text is the size I have it set to and then when I go to a different thread it will get larger. At times if I hit the refresh button it goes back to the right size and sometimes it doesnt. I ran ccleaner but it does not make any difference. I have tried firefox(3.6) in safe mode but no difference there. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this also. It is only the TSG site that this happens on.

A:Text size keeps changing

I have had this happen occasionally as well but have not come up with a solution yet.

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This is more of an annoyance then a problem. Each time I launch I.E. 5.5 the text size defaults to "medium". I then have to go to "View"-"Text Size"- and click on "Smallest". I would prefer that it defaults to "Smallest" when I launch it. Anyone know how to change the text default size?

A:Changing default text size in I.E. 5.5

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Using HP J4680 printer. Some of the pages I print size I print from web pages are so small it is hard to read the printed pages.

Is there a way to change the printed text size?

If so how?



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Hi, does anybody know how to adjust text size, colour etc. in dropdown menus.
Cheers xpvista (actually it's John but surpisingly that user name was already taken)

A:Changing text size and colour in menus

Hi John,

Here's a great tutorial for editing your default Windows fonts. Enjoy!


Windows Outreach Team

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I am running IE 5.5 and W2K w/service pack1. I chose View --> Text Size --> Smallest. However every so often when I open my browerser it keeps defaulting to Medium Text Size. It is quite annoying keep changing my Text Size to Smallest. How do I fix this?

A:Internet Explorer Text Size Keep Changing

Hi chaosbreaker

I placed the font size button on the toolbar which makes it easier than using View>TextSize>Size.

As to why the font changes sizes every so often...I don't have a better answer except maybe it depends on the phase of the moon.

Have you tried pressing the Shift key while exiting the last browser to retain your settings?

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Hey guys,

As the subject says the text size is huge in windows, regardless of windows prefs or teh View -> Text Size option... they're huge and barely readable... just a lot of other problems. Removed a few entries from regedit & msconfig, there were two listings found that looked like a lot of squares and o's as the name, the path was in HLCU/Software/Microsoft/WindowsNT or something like that... I removed them as well.

Microsoft Antispyware didn't find anything which I found odd, but she ran AdAware occasionally so that is good... here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:50:56 PM, on 7/5/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update&#... Read more

A:Computer res changing to 640x480, text size huge

I don't know how much this will help but I see you have a nVidia graphics card. Have you tried updating the drivers to the card? If you did is that when the trouble started? If so try getting a different driiver for the card.

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I am having trouble with the mouse and text size on a new acer aspire 5552 7803 laptop. Sometimes when I am tpying the text suddenly gets huge. At first I thought I was hitting the ctrl button by mistake but I am not. It is possible to make the text larger or smaller by using the arrow on the mouse, but this happens when I don't take my finger off the mouse immediately after I hit a key while typing. It is driving me mad. Does anyone have a solution ?

Thank you very much.

A:text size problems with acer aspire 5552 7803

Hi siobhanmacmahon and welcome to TSF.

Have you tried turning off the touch pad, so that just the mouse is in control and that there are no conflicts with it. Sometimes you may accidently brush over the pad with a sleeve or the cable etc and cause an issue. I think that pressing Fn + F7 together will turn it off and pressing Fn + F7 again will turn it on.

See if that helps.

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I'll start out here by stating a problem I finally solved and then my question:

For months now I've been fighting that my hardware cursor disappears in World of Warcraft on my home theater system and time I switch modes to full screen and sometimes even in windowed mode and the reason for this is apparently due to me setting my display text size to 150% or 125%. I did find via some searching WoW customer service forums that if I set it back to 100% (default) OR 149% customized, my hardware cursor works again. I'm going to leave it at 149% because I really do need the larger text size on my HDTV and using 149%, I don't have to change back to normal, log out, log in, then start my game.

I'm glad I found this solution - but my question is, WHY is this an issue on Windows 7? Why does 149% work??

I did some searching and couldn't find any reports of this on XP - and as far as I can remember it only started happening to me when I upgraded my XP to Win7. I'm hoping Microsoft recognizes this as a bug and will fix it someday.

Thanks in advance!

A:Game "hardware cursor" disappears after changing text size

This has to do with DPI scaling. Technically, when you change DPI different images should be used (higher DPI - higher quality image).
150% probably is that border where image should be changed. Likely, in your case that image is missing or somewhat corrupt (or might be a Blizzard's bug).

But Microsoft knows about problems with scaling. In Windows 8 Dev. Preview, at least in Metro part of it, scaling is done in a different way.

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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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I am trying to use a Knoppix CD to access my files locked on my computer during a NTFS-related error. I have downloaded an ISO and I have burned the CD successfully and Knoppix loads like a dream.

However, Knoppix's default font is so huge that I can't navigate the system. I'm a moderate computer nerd; though I am brand-new to Knoppix, I could easily and confidently follow the instructions I have if only I could read the words on the Knoppix screen!

Can anyone offer any easily-understood, step-by-step directions for how to shrink the text size? I have been Googling forever, but I haven't come up with anything I can understand.

A:Changing the Knoppix Text Size (for a Knoppix Knewbie).

Are you talking about screen size (which can be enlarged, or reduced)
You can move your mouse to the edge of the screen and reduce and enlarge the screen size.
I got this from here, and I don't use knoppix. But I couldn't find anything on Text or font enlargement

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I cannot resize the address or search windows in Windows Explorer, Windows 7 Pro.  I do have the text size set up to 200%.  No, the user isn't blind, but this is one of those new Dell Laptops with the 3200x1800 resolution.  I have read in
other forums about setting the text to below 185%, but nothing official from Microsoft...  So, Microsoft, how do I resize these input boxes.


A:How to re-size the explorer search box. - Large text size.

According to my experience, high-DPI can cause strange behavior include toolbars, icons, and control buttons, though the link I shared with you previously doesn't include the issue about ratio between address box and search box, the symptom
is somewhat similiar to that.
I recommend that we turn on Windows update, and wait for an update which might address this issue, or as you mentioned, turn to a lower dpi as a temporarily workaround.

Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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Windows 10.

I am having much fun grappling with my displays. I say grapple because I CANNOT see the text!

I have a laptop, with a display that has up to 2048x resolution and an external monitor that does 1920x. I have tried to keep both set the same resolution so the mouse will easily go back and fort.

If I bump one setting, others seem to change. Like after an update too!

I need a script, to set, then set again, and again, the
display settings,
the custom scaling level, and
the "change only text size".

Keeping the monitor placement geometry the same would be great for me too.

Oh for a cross reference on Outlook 2013 to the system setting. I keep manipulating the view settings there too.

Probably to get started I could use a "settings display" script.

Help, please

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Hello sevenforums! I have a problem with my computer i recently purchased. Here is my story.

This all started whenever I wanted to change my text size different by changing my DPI settings. What I did was right click, go to screen resolution, and clicked on "Make text and other items larger or smaller". From this I changed it to 100% from 125%. I noticed it had changed my font size to the 100%. It then made everything SUPER small when I changed my theme settings.

Whenever I right click and go into personalization settings, I do the usual customizing to my likings. Since I want to save the theme, I do so by naming it, blah. Now I want to use the blah theme by click on it, and I do so. Everything is fine and dandy until I right click my desktop to refresh(out of habit). This is the before and after of the font sizes.

My workaround was to set a custom DPI setting, log off like it prompts me to, then changing it back to 100%, again prompting to do so. It is so annoying to do so.

Help me! It is driving me crazy and I have no idea how to fix it. I cannot save a theme and change to it, otherwise it results in the small font. It affects all the fonts soon afterwards. Like google chrome will be fine until i exit and restart the program. Then a super small font follows.

A:Font size changing whenever changing settings in personalization.

can anyone help please

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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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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, hope you can help out once again.

I've been handed a friend's Samsung netbook (No cd/dvd drive) running Windows 7 Starter on which the system font has changed to unreadable square boxes instead of text.

Desktop icons are okay, though the start button is shifted to the left and I'm not sure but it looks like the start button logo is now to the right of the clock on the bottom right!

It crashes to various blue screens of death at the slightest opportunity. I've tried to run the f8 recovery console which whilst successful in running, did not fix anything.

The BSOD's cycle so fast I cannot even tell what error is reported, never mind any detail.

Any thoughts please or suggestions to help my author friend out?

A:Windows 7 Starter netbook unreadable square text

I'm getting there!

It seems to be tied in to a recent Critical Update, getting System Restore to finally, and reluctantly to work, I've got the normal text back but have had to go back around a fortnight.

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Hello! I've been having some trouble trying to fix a Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook. My friend's friend told me his resolution got really tiny and I told him I could fix it since I thought it would just be a small tweak to the Display Settings in the Control Panel. Boy was I wrong! The Taskbar's icons and text are extremely tiny! I cannot read anything at all. Everything is smaller than an ant and I have no idea what to do! I tried switching the resolution, changing the Windows XP theme several times and even restored it to the oldest backup done on the computer(about two months old). Nothing seems to be working! Do you guys have any ideas? I've been thinking about reinstalling XP since I have an old Professional Edition disc with me so that won't be much trouble, but he is going to lose everything since I've no way to make a backup of his files(no external HDD or anything). He says it became this way on a random day when he decided to go do whatever it is he does and BOOM! there it was! The computer hasn't any warranty remaining so that is out of the question.

I've included a screencap of what is wrong since all programs looks just fine, its just the "Windows" part of the Netbook that seems to be having this issue.

Also, excuse me for my English, I'm Puerto Rican.

A:Solved: Need help with a Netbook!(WinXP text and Toolbar are too small)

I'm just going to suggest a couple of things I would check on my computer. Maybe something will help.

Check the browser settings to see if the Zoom has been changed. In Internet Explorer, click on View \ Zoom and check the setting there. I'm not sure about the other browsers but it would be something similar.

In Display Properties \ Appearance tab, try Windows Classic style for Windows and buttons setting.

Maybe experiment with setting the Screen Resolution to 800 x 600.


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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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ok i fixed the problem i just accidently locked it

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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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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. 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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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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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. 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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