i uninstalled acer empowering technology with the intention of reinstalling it afterwards. it had been laggy and closed spontaneously for a while, so i was going to download it again from acer support.
i got rid of all the components, went to the website, and downloaded it.
after installation completed it said something about WMIAcercheck.exe not working.
i tried to boot it up, and it said exception message: and then it said sorry! not an acer system.
however, my computer is clearly an acer system. it's an acer aspire 5100.
i neeeed acer empowering tech to hook up to the internet, it's extremely slow to do it another way.
how, when you press the "e" empowering technology button the toolbar pops up?
And when you switch on the bluetooth module, the WLAN switch, and even the FN+UpArrow and DownArrow and the little green text at the bottom of the screen comes up? Well, in my system it's not working anymore.
Last thing I remembered that happened was my Norton IS 2009 detected a virus and prompted to restart the system, and so I did, and then things started to go weird. For instance, the touchpad driver needed to be reinstalled, and then I could see that my startup items DRASTICALLY got reduced, looking at the task manager. I tried reinstalling the Empowering Technology Framework, but still it doesn't work. Any of you guys experienced issues like this?
There was a lot of gunk pre-installed on the Acer 6292 portable I bought about 6 months ago (eNet, ePower, ePresentation, eDataSecurity management etc, etc.), running under Vista Business (now with SP1). These make boot up very slow.
It has been suggested elsewhere (specifically in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general News Group) that these are not very useful and could be got rid of. I would like a second opinion before I uninstall these.
Specifically, are these interrelated - e.g. can I uninstall some (e.g. eDataSecurity) without affecting others (e.g. eRecovery) ?
I am a bit cautions about uninstalling as the Acer did not come with a recovery (or Vista) CD, and I would have no way of going back.
I recently bought an Acer Aspire 6935 and I'm very happy with the performance. I formatted the hard drive and installed vista x64. Now my laptop frequently overheats and then shuts down automatically. I just read that it might have someting to do with the epower management module, which I don't have anymore (after format). I can't find any downloads for my model;
I see in the 1410/1810 thread people uninstall this and it seems to help battery life. I want to see proof. Show tests, videos, photos, whatever proof you have that this software that Acer engineers designed is useless. I had an EEE before and it shipped with Asus's own power management software and I never had a problem with it working together with whatever Linux or Windows OS I used. So, lets see what proof you have that shows the epower management software is useless.
Hey guys I have a Acer Aspire 5590. I installed empowering technology, then I installed enet, eperformance, and esettings for it, I tried installing epower management but it says I need net frame 1.1 but yet I installed 2.0 then 3.5 yesterday.. and it still doesn't work. I formatted the laptop yesterday, but when it was not formatted it had all the acer programs on it, such as the one where it controls the battery performance, so I could change the screen brightness, how fast the laptop goes and what the settings are when it's running on battery. What is that program called, could somebody send me a link so that I have all the acer programs that come with acer laptops? I have Windows XP
Similiar price, similiar specs, similiar 3 pound weight, similiar form factor, same 11.6" screen, except for CPU and graphics.
I've got an Acer Aspire One 11.6" netbook, which I had to purchase in an emergency to replace a failing laptop two days before travel. It's great, except it's a bit too slow. I managed to make it perform miracles such as smooth YouTube playback and 100% stutterfree AVCHD video file playback (from my Panasonic camera), but I need to use heavyweight apps now, plus a little lightweight video editing (just trimming clips) and much faster copying and synchronization of big files between computers over Ethernet (gigabit) and faster USB performance. And possibly, occasional Blu-Ray quality playback, which both alternatives can do.
So.... I'm looking for a full-performance laptop in the same form factor, and it has boiled down to the Acer Timeline 1810T (SU7300 Core2 Duo version and Intel GMA4500), and the Acer Ferrari One (with the AMD Turion64 X2 and Radeon HD3200). Some love/hate the Ferrari branding, but I don't really care about the Ferrari branding, however red is my favourite color, and is the color of my ao751h anyway.
Which CPU and graphics perform better than the other?
I would bet the 1810T with the Core2 Duo would have better CPU scores, while the Ferrari One would have the better graphics score (being a Radeon HD3200).
Today i went to a computer store to check the 2 above mentioned laptops.
1. Gateway EC1815u
2. Acer Timeline 1810T
Both are identical in screen size, weight, features... The only difference is that the Gateway has 500gb Hdd whereas the Acer Timeline has 320gb.
So i was deciding to buy the Gateway however on close inspection of both the laptops side by side i found that the Acer Lcd was slightly brighter and more crisper than the Gateway Lcd.
At this point in time i searched the internet but could not find any reviews for the gateway laptop though there are quite a few for the Acer Timeline which all praise the Acer's Lcd Screen Quality.
Now i'm totally confused as to which one to buy...? I was more keen on the EC1815u since it has 500gb hdd compared to 1810T which only has a 320gb hdd but i found the 1810t screen quality to be better than EC1815u...!
1. Has anyone compared both these laptops screen..? I was told that Acer owns Gateway and that the EC1815u is the exact copy of 1810T then how come the screen quality of both the Laptops is different...?
Just did some tests on my new laptop: (No, I don't write this software -- but some people are mighty interested in detailed power consumption statistics)
The BatteryBar Pro software has a Watt-Meter... I decided to play with the power consumption of my new Timeline 1810T 11.6" laptop (Core2 Duo ULV 1.3 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD). These are really high performance laptops in a netbook-size form factor.
GENERIC ACTIVITY ...Backlight minimum, WiFi+BT off, Power Saver unless otherwise indicated 4.5 watts - Idle in Power Saver, backlight turned off (Fn+F6) 5.0 watts - Idle in Power Saver 5.5 watts - Idle in High Performance 13 watts - 100% CPU, Power Saver 14 watts - 100% CPU, Max Performance 10.5 watts - Copying 1 gigabyte file between two folders via drag & drop
INTERNET ACTIVITY ...Backlight minimum, WiFi on, Bluetooth off, Power Saver 5.5 watts - Idling on WiFi on a static webpage (Chrome browser, Power Saver) 7.0 watts - Surfing the Internet on Wifi slowly (Chrome browser, bursty scrolling, occasional click, no Flash) 8.0 watts - Downloading a file to disk from static web page 10.0 watts - Webpage containing a continuously-moving Flash animation. 10.5 watts - Using YouTube over WiFi, standard-def, Power Saver 13.5 watts - Using YouTube over WiFi, high-def, Power Saver 15.0 watts - Surfing the Internet on Wifi rapidly (Clicking lots of links very fast, scrolling lots, moving mouse fast)
HD VIDEO FILE PLAYBACK ...1280x720p, 15Mbps, AVCHD H.264, video clip recorded from Panasonic Lumix ZS3 13.5 watts - Picasa, via COREAVC, Battery Saver, 80% CPU 14.0 watts - Picasa, via COREAVC, High Performance, 70% CPU 13.0 watts - Windows Media Player windowed, no OSD overlay (GPU decoding), Battery Saver, 20% CPU 13.5 watts - Windows Media Player fullscreen, no OSD overlay (GPU decoding), Battery Saver, 20% CPU 12.0 watts - PowerDVD, windowed, Battery Saver, Vista Basic (GPU decoding) 12.0 watts - PowerDVD, full screen, Battery Saver, Vista Basic (GPU decoding)
POWER INCREMENTS ...Similiar in both Power Saver and High Performance, unless otherwise indicated. For WiFi, on a 5 bar strength network. +0.1 to 0.5 watts - Add if bluetooth turned on. Fluctuates. (Same in Power Saver or High Performance) +0.3 watts - Add if wifi turned on, static web page (Power Saver) +1.5 watts - Add if wifi turned on, static web page (High Performance) +3.0 watts - Add if wifi turned on, downloading a file at medium speed from static web page.................................
acer has poster the user guide on line... so its really coming ... here the specs
PlatformIntel® Core™2 Solo processor*Intel® Celeron® mobile processor*Mobile Intel® GS45 Express ChipsetIntel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100*Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/Draft-N*Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g*System memoryDual-Channel SDRAM supportUp to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modulesDisplay16:9 aspect ratio11.6" SD 1024 x 600*11.6" HD 1366 x 768*GraphicsMobile Intel® GS45 Express................
Has anyone noticed that Optical Drive Power Management occassionally stop working, i.e., pressing the eject button on your laptop, Windows does not detect your optical drive? Does anyone know how to get Windows to detect the drive, short of restarting?
(my OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64. I am using Optical Drive Power Management for Windows Vista Home Premium 64 - I just installed the program in compatibility mode. Before anyone suggests this is the cause of the problem, I was experiencing this same problem in Vista Home Premium 64 and was hopeful that Windows 7 would fix it...)
My Bluetooth keyboard goes to sleep after a period of idle and it takes 15 seconds for the Acer Aspire 1810T to wake up and notice the Bluetooth keypresses.
However, I found out my Bluetooth keyboard works reliably when I have a second Bluetooth device connected and active at the time (such as either a headset or bluetooth tethering to a cellphone as modem), the computer doesn't have a 15 second lag in noticing the Bluetooth keyboard again - the keyboard works almost right away even after being unused for sometime.
So that means the culprit is in the power management on the Acer Bluetooth module. Is there a way to force the Bluetooth module to never go to sleep? Any checkbox somewhere, a register setting? Even going as far to purchase a different Bluetooth driver? Or any other option? Sometimes the sleep is useful, but it definitely isn't useful with the Bluetooth keyboard. This problem does not happen if I use an external Bluetooth dongle.
(With BatteryBar Pro, I notice that power consumption falls suddenly whenever the Bluetooth module goes to sleep when the keyboard goes idle for more than 30 seconds, and at this point, it has difficulty 'waking up' when I start typing on the Bluetooth keyboard. But the problem also still happens when the laptop is plugged in!)
i just installed a new 7200 hd and a fresh install of vista 32 what programs do i need to install? i thought i need to install the epower? is this true to have fan work right on cpu? should i flash my bios from 1.34 to 1.45?
Is there any possibility to interact with ePower in Windows 7 clean installation? In original Vista that came wit notebook it had tray icon, but when I install this app in Win7 from provided archive (ePower_Acer_4.07.3008_Win7x86x64), there is no tray nor any launcheable app, even through there is epowertray.exe running in memory. An when I press ePower button (green battery with leaf), nothing actually happens, only indication is that icon is green lit and if I install launchmanager, there is visual indication on display too...
My Vista drive will not boot. So I went into the bios and made certain that D2DRecovery setting was enabled but I didn't see if Acer disk-disk recovery was in the bios. I also see in the bios that password enabled but I cannot change it to be unenabled.
As soon as I saw the Acer screen, I hit the ALT-F10 combination and started the recovery process. When it came to a password I did not know it and when I clicked on Hint, it told me that password but no matter how many times I typed it in in either lower case or upper case, it would not accept it. Is there some universal password I could use to restore Vista ?
The screen constantly states password incorrect. Is there such a thing as empowering technology password ?