Acer :: How To Access Recovery Drive - Extensa 5620z
One of our mobile notebooks caught that virus that keeps restarting itself over and over.
Repair install wont work so ill just go with the Recovery install off partition. There seems to be no F10 option when booting up
Whats the magic button? I do not have the manuals or recovery discs with me at the moment
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HP/Compaq :: HP Recovery (D:) Drive
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Acer :: Easy Unlimited Access To Hidden PQService
This guide is made based on an Acer Aspire 5315, but will probably work on other machines with a hidden eisa rescue partition.
This is for everyone who has got problems unhiding and accessing the hidden rescue partition, and have tried all the methods with d2d disabling and changing partition type, perhaps with partedit32 or ptedit32, only to find out that nothing has happened after rebooting.
Download and install "Diskpart" from Microsoft, a small but powerful textbased utility, the link below is a direct download:
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I just started my Aspire 5520 laptop, and when I get to the desktop an error pops up saying that I can't access the location of my desktop (C:Windowssystem32configsystemprofileDesktop)
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Dell :: Hard Drive Recovery
my seagate freeagent desktop 500 gb external hard drive decided to go tits up on me today. i know it isnt a dell specific question, but i fine the dell owners are generally the smartest people
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it was making a faint clicking sound and wasn't seen by my laptop at all, so i began doing research and found out the light sometimes does something so disconnecting it most likely would fix it. i took it apart and disconnected the light, no joy... so i took it completely apart and plugged it directly into my desktop, and it made that faint clicking sound... so, now i assume the actual drive is really bad, but i have never had a hd fail on me so completely, so who knows?
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i have a acer laptop that did have vista on, i have upgraded this recently to windows 7, i have just today bought a new webcam which it says is windows 7 ready plus there are no drivers needed, i can just plug it in and it will work.
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HP/Compaq :: Restoring Entire Hard Drive FromBackup And Recovery
Problem: I cannot restore my hard drive to its previous condition using HP Backup and Recovery Manager. I would appreciate any help in this matter
Computer: HP 2710p Tablet/convertible.
Two weeks ago, I backed up my entire hard drive using the HP Backup and Recovery Manager choosing the "Back up entire hard drive" option. I backed this up to a subdirectory on an external hard drive. I figured that I could easily restore it back should it crash and have everything (operation system, applications, and documents) right where it was and as it was configured. I was running Vista Professional.
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Acer :: Acer Extensa 4630Z - Wireless Driver
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Acer :: Extensa 5630g
ACER Extensa 5630 G.
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Acer :: Extensa Overheating
Ever since I bought this laptop I've had an issue of it shutting itself down. Almost always while watching youtube videos. I found out about the handy little tool called coretemp and I see my processors running about 68+ nearly all the time. When I have websites loaded that have flash animations, ads, videos (youtube), it only gets hotter and hotter. It nearly always reaches 90+ (Celsius) and then shuts down.
I read about it needing a bios update for many people who say they have the problem with the laptop screen going black, but I think mine is heat related.
My laptop runs around 68 when idle and when busy it gets hot. Right now I have Google Chrome open with two tabs, one is this webpage and the other is gmail and its running at 75 celsius. Performance tab in task manager says it has a processor load of only 1%.
I keep a watch on the temperature and as long as I start closing programs and windows when it reaches around 80 it will start to cool down. So as long as I can keep an eye on it the laptop will run fine for days with no problems. If I forget to check and it gets too hot it'll shut down. I'll check the logs and sure enough the last few lines of the last log file will look something like this ...
Acer :: Extensa 4630z
Why does the fan run so damn much? I know that the bottom of the laptop does not get hot like Compaq and Sony, but it is damn annoying. There seems to be two speeds, one that is low and runs silently, and the high...this is the problem.
Acer :: Extensa 5610 Not Seeing All 4GB Of RAM
I just bought 2x2gb ram from my Acer Extensa 5610 and my Windows 7 x64 can see it right, but only use 3gb. Resource monitor says the other 1gb is Hardware reserved. In the Bios theres an info saying extended memory 3gb. Is that what the problem is? coz its not something I can set in this version of bios.
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Acer :: Extensa 4630G
Have you guys heard about Acer's Extensa line of products? Well, so far I've just seen them in Acer sites from Asia, and I was wondering how many people actually use them already.
Another thing, I was also looking for someone who particularly owns an Acer Extensa 4630G--the most recent budget one (I think) with Intel C2D T5800, ~4GB 667MHz RAM, I think with 320GB Harddrive, and ~nVidia 9300M GS~ (256MB dedicated)
For people who own this kind of notebook (or those with the 4630ZG, the one with the Pentium Dual Core instead of C2D), how does the notebook handle? Does it heat up easily? Does it perform well with relatively recent games/3D modelling applications etc.?
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Acer :: Extensa 5235
couldn't find any review about this model. It would be an all in one budget laptop for my gf (internet, pics, vid, office).
Intel Celeron M 900 2.20 GHz,
15.6" WXGA Ledbacklit
Intel GMA X4500
320 GB 5.4K SATA
DVDRW, 5in1, wiFi B/G/N, BT 2.0, 6CELL2.2, bootable Linux
Acer :: Extensa 4120
I got this laptop about 2 months ago from best buy here in canada. It came with windows vista. The first thing i did when i got home was format my hard drive and installed windows xp pro.
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This laptop came bluetooth enabled so WTF man!
Acer :: Extensa 5230
i find in this web more and very good information about notebooks, with this information can i upgrade the CPU of my Acer 5715Z from a T2370 to a T7500, and i know this chipset 965 can i ugprade more, but know i have a very good offer to buy a cheap notebook Acer Extensa 5230 with a Celeron M575, and put in this one my T7500 to upgrade this bad cpu celeron.
But, there's always a but, i search information in the web and i think this chipset is not compatible to upgrade a good CPU (not Celeron).
This is the information about notebook:
And this about chipset (GL40), look at information about only CPU's Celeron
Acer :: (6935G) Boot Problem After Restart (cant Access Bios / Boot From Disk Etc)
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If I turn the laptop on a flashing dash comes on in the top right, it then stops flashing and turns into a none flashing dash further up the screen and just locks here and I cant do anything at all other than trying to restart it. When I had this problem previously (at least I think this problem) on my desktop it usualy turned out to be something usb related but I have everything unplugged (all though the bluetooth adapter light is on when it is doing this) so I realy dont know what to do...............
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I have an Acer extensa 5220 laptop, which suddenly decided this morning that it wont turn on any more! It was working perfectly fine, has good anti-virus, etc., and worked fine an hour before but now when it's turned on, the power button goes green and nothing else happens. It's not been dropped or banged, was not plugged into the mains at the time (but can that rule out a surge the last time it was plugged in?)There is not even a flicker on the screen, the fan doesn't come on, but I think the hard-drive hums. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong with it?
Acer :: Extensa 5635G Freezing
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Acer :: Line Out Is Broken On My Extensa
I got an Acer Extensa 5420 a few months ago refurbished and at first everything seemed fine. A month or so later I noticed that the line out had a small crack in the middle of the green ring.. a little annoying but my headphones seemed to work fine so I just ignored it. After using the line out for a few months it's become more and more faulty. Now, when I plug in headphones no sound comes out, it doesn't even recognize anything is plugged in unless I have it turned at the exact right angle. I know the audio jack is just screwed up, but what options do I have to fix this problem?
Acer :: Extensa 4420- CPU Temps
I have the extensa 4420, today I was in class and I was just typing notes and I noticed that my cooling fan was quite noticable so I turned the fan always on function to "off" and the fan turned off and it was nice and quiet. i watched the temps hover around 38 but when the temps hit 41 (according to NHC) the fan kicked in at a good low speed. the NHC was setting the CPU to stay at 800mhz per core so I was wondering if that is a good temp? I have experience in using thermal paste, would that help lower the temps enough to stay under 41 degrees?
Acer :: How To Disassemble Extensa 4620z
My wife dropped her Extensa 4620z. It's working fine, but it broke the pin inside the yellow power connector jack. If I could get to it, I could epoxy the pin in place and perhaps solder the jack to the mobo. But, I can't get the freaking thing open! I removed all the screws and removed the lower panel, but I have no idea how to get the laptop open. how to disassemble the laptop
Acer :: Extensa 5420: How Is The Laptop
I am thinking of buying one if these soon from BestBuy. I have an Aspire 5003 and no problems with it. I will be getting this for 250 as I have a broken PDA with replacement plan and they no longer sell this model. I will probably buy it tomorrow or next weekend.
Acer :: Add RAM To Extensa 4620-6456
I got this laptop for my father-in-law. He's a lite user, and XP was a better choice (he's not quick to adapt to new things and he doesn't need to re-learn on Vista)
Anyhow, the 4620 was what we picked out.
1GB RAM (1 stick of 1gb/PC5300 DDR2)
Add 1GB Ram (second stick of 1GB/PC5300)
I opened the bottom of the case and found the 1 stick. It is in a bay labeled "DIMM 1"
All the research I can find says there's a second DIMM slot (DIMM 2) but I cannot locate where this on the laptop.
I have removed the HDD, and the slot is not below it. I have (painfully) removed the keyboard, thinking the slot would possibly be there (like it is on Dell units)... and there is nothing under the keyboard either.
The Acer manuals don't have anything about self-maintenance/support, so now I'm here.
Reading through, I'm sure someone else has done this, and maybe it's so obvious to everyone else no one has explicitly said "oh, by the way, to get to DIMM 2, it's _here_"
Acer :: Extensa Motherboard BROKEN
I noticed that if I have to shut it down by turning the power off directly from the power switch (without shutting down Vista first), some problems arise.
The next time you try to boot the laptop after doing an "emergency shut down" like that, the laptop starts making a very loud beeping noise and it's very hard to boot it (eventually it will boot, though). My friend said he doesn't have problems like this even if he has to turn off the power by pressing the power button for 4 secs.
Is the motherboard broken?
Acer :: Extensa 5630 XP Not Supporting 4 GB RAM?
Recently I bought new Acer Extensa 5630 with 4GB & 320 GB Hard disk.I installed Windows XP os ,on mycomputer properties, it is showing 3GB of RAM Size,I contacted the dealer who sold the laptop and he is telling 4gb is not supported for Windows XP.SO I changed the OS to VIsta home Basic stil it is showing 3GB instead of 4GB.
Acer :: Extensa 4420 SD Boot
I have Acer Extensa 4420-5239
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Acer :: Extensa 5220 CPU Upgrade
I have a Acer Extensa 5220 notebook, I wanted to upgrade CPU from CM530 (fsb 533) to Core Solo T1300 (fsb 667), my RAM is 667, bios newest. chipset supports this fsb (667) but when I put T1300 to the socket and assembled notebook, turned the power on it just didnt started :/ I just heard the optical drive, LCD didn't turn on, after ~10sec power led turned off.
Acer :: Extensa 4420- Connection
I have an extensa 4420. just recently moved into a home where the internet and utilities were already setup. They have a linksys wireless router. WRT54G they have a network and a password. When i enter this into my e-net management screen it doesnt work it asks me for a WEP key but i do not have the WEP key nor do the owners of the home. Is there any way possible i can enter the password to connect or set something differently?