Acer laptop not working, Cant enter safe mode and Startup Repair fails
My ACER 5517 stopped working 2 days ago. It would freeze at the welcome screen when I started Windows normally. After few attempts it stopped doing that and gave a black screen. So, I tried rebooting it with F8 and going to safe mode but it fails to do that saying theres some problem.
I have tried startup repair which didn't work either. I don't have a repair CD.
I hope you understand what I am trying to say as I am typing this message at work while remembering what the laptop did. I don't have a repair CD but could I buy one if that's the solution?
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I usually use my laptop before bed, close it on battery, then use it the next day without issue for a year or more now. I assume it goes into sleep mode.
However I woke up to what seemed to be a dead battery the other morning. So I plugged in, however when I powered on the laptop would not get to the Windows 7 screen:
- It would go to the first screen with the white Acer logo
- Then a line would flash a few times on the very top left of the screen
- Then the screen goes black
- Touching the power button here kills it instantly.
A quick Google brought up a number of things to try, the most legitimate seemed to be booting in safe mode and to try repair from the Windows 7 disk.* Booting in safe mode, which I was told is F8, did nothing, brought me to the same blinking curser than blank screen. The repair failed and told me: [LINK]
So where do I go from here? Obviously I want to get this unit running again, if nothing else, get what's on the hard drive off.
Here are answers to some common questions about Startup Repair. What is Startup Repair? How do I use Startup Repair? Are there problems that Startup Repair cannot fix? What if Startup Repair can't fix my problem?
I woke up yesterday morning and I turned on my computer and it told me that I had to do a start up repair. The repair said it wasn't able to fix the problem,
I then tried a factory restore, but when I finished everything was really big and blurry (looked like what it looks like in safe mode). I also couldn't open some programs or connect to the Internet.
I don't have a recovery CD with me now, but there is a 50/50 chance I still will have mine when I get home in a week.
I don't care about saving documents anymore, I just want my computer to work like when it came out of the box.
I offered to do a factory reset on my mum's Acer Aspire 5315, I backed up pics etc and then used the Acer eManagement thing to restore.
It now seems to be completely broken. It has switched on occasionally but just cuts out. I have managed to get the startup repair screen up a few times but it just cuts out and never finishes.
The majority of the time, I switch it on and I get the Acer screen come up and then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor and nothing.
I should say that I know nothing about computers and I'm going to need an idiots guide. I don't have any discs between.
Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. Safe mode is useful for troubleshooting problems with programs and drivers that might not start correctly or that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes. If a recently installed program, device, or driver prevents Windows from running correctly, you can start your computer in safe mode and then remove the program that's causing the problem.
When I boot or reboot, I would like to have "Safe Mode With Networking" as one of the options in addition to the usual Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, Shutdown, Hibernate, etc.
I've been using Windows 7 for a couple weeks now at least with no problems at all, until now. All of a sudden, I get the BSOD on startup. It gets to the Progress bar or whatever you wanna call it screen in startup, then cuts to a BSOD and restarts. When I first restarted it, it wanted to run chkdsk and I let it, then it restart when it was done and that's when it started happening.
I have tried booting into safe mode, but that gives me the BSOD too. I also tried putting in my Win 7 DVD thinking maybe I could repair from it, but I got BSOD after it loaded the setup files.
My laptop is not starting. it is asking me for an automatic repair. when I do that, the repair fails.
Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you're using.
In this article we're going to talk about Safe Mode in Windows 7. First, we’ll discuss what safe mode is and why you might need to use it. Then we will go over methods of getting in and out of it.