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Acer Aspire

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LS, Dec 30, 2000.

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  1. LS

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    Hello everyone. I have a problem with an Acer Aspire computer. Upon starting it comes up to the bios settings and just sits there. If that is not bad enough I can't even get into the box( It is about 6 years old). It has the curved front and no obvious way to get into the cabinet. I have tried anything that I know and I can't get into the system. No screws in the back. I appreciate any help. Thank your.LS
     
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  3. LarryCore

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    Check the front plastic - is there a little handle there? If so, pull down on it, then grab it and pull towards you - the entire casing will come off.

    Assuming you get it open, unplug all IDE drives and see if it will boot.

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    Just remembered, some of them have 2 handles, each on the side. Push them towards the back of the computer, then the whole case pulls off.

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  5. LS

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    Thank you very much LarryCore. I did pull on the handle and the case came off. I will try and troubleshoot it now. Thank you again. LS
     
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    Well the case came off like a charm. I took all the IDE drives off and all the cards. the system still goes to the point right before booting into the c:\. Once I hooked everything back up and started it now it says to insert a boot disk. So I used an old win 95 rescue disk. it booted to it but still couldn't see the hard drive. Then I moved the IDE's around to different channels and no luck. Then I put everything back to the original state and all of sudden it boots to win 95. It did say that the vmm32 or something like that was corrupted. I insert the win 95 cd in and then it booted just fine. I ran a scandisk and it hanged so I rebooted and now I am exactly where I was in the beginning. It asks for a boot disk in A:\. If you have any suggestions I really appreciate it. Thank you. LS
     
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    Sounds like you may have a hard drive going out.

    Try unhooking the hard drive and and CDROMs again. Go into BIOS and make sure it knows there are not any drives connected (other than floppy) then boot again.

    If it boots ok to floppy, it has to be either the cable, the CD, or the hard drive.

    If it won't boot from floppy, there are a bunch of possibilities...

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  8. LS

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    Hello. I appreciate your response LarryCore. From reading your reply and doing some tests, it seems that my problem is the hard drive. Thank you very much for the help and happy new year. LS
     
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