Aspire is a line of personal computers made by Acer.

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Disable Touchpad or PS/2 mouse

i wonder if someone can help me - I've been asked by a friend to permanently disable the touchpad on her Acer Aspire 5175Z laptop. There's a function key combo (Fn-F7) which disabled it but only ...
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External Monitor display issue when closing the lid of laptop

Has anyone experienced this with an Acer or any other laptop? I am working on a new Acer laptop (1810T) which I almost alway connect to an external monitor with a VGA cable. I have set graphic ...
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How to resolve Virtual Wifi Miniport adapter driver problems?

I am trying to access my home wireless internet and the troubleshooting screen says Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport adapter has a driver problem. What does this mean? I have a Acer 5532 Series ...
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Acer Aspire 5532 Problem

I have an Acer Aspire 5532 and am having a problem with turning it on. If you hit the power button to turn it on, it will light up and go to a black screen, no Acer logo or anything. You have to then ...
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One notebook core 'disappeared'

I've got Acer Aspire 5100, which, as in specifications, had once dual-cored processor. But now, one of the cores has mysteriously disappeared, and I'm not sure why (the processor now reports itself as ...
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How to get an Acer Aspire Revo to connect to the wireless keyboard and mouse?

I just got a new Asus Aspire Revo, put the batteries in the wireless keyboard and mouse, but I can't get the system to recognize either. What am I doing wrong? Note: There are next to no instructions ...
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Troubleshooting - Acer Aspire 5612WLMi - Just Dies Randomly/Laptop broken

I'm trying to help a friend with his laptop - it just started dying randomly - many times not even starting. Sometimes it boots into Windows and then dies, sometimes it just doesn't even start and ...
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Acer Aspire 1360 Recovery CDs

I have replaced a dead hard disk in an out of warranty Acer Apire 1360 laptop. The two recovery CDs I have dont appear to be bootable, they just contain .hdd and .ghs (image?) files. On the original ...
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How to require “password” when booting into Android on Acer Aspire One AOD250?

I have an Acer Aspire One AOD250 which comes with a dual-booting system with Android and Windows XP. When I boot into Android, it goes straight to the home screen without any verification of my ...
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4GB Memory Upgrade for Acer Aspire 5102WLMi

I have bought a 4GB memory upgrade (2x 2GB PC2-5300 SODIMM) for my Acer Aspire 5102WLMi (Aspire 5100 Series) laptop, I installed the two memory modules correctly however with 4GB installed the laptop ...
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laptop battery isn't seen

I have a laptop, which was most of the time on wired power. Now it seems to not work at all on battery and in Control Panel->Power Option battery isn't recognized at all(is 0%). Do you have any idea ...
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Why did I get a bios failure unannounced?

Acer aspire one (windows XP) failed to boot. Found instructions for flashing the bios Did so and it worked. All is now well. Question: why did it fail? Was it something I might have done? If so ...
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Ubuntu Remix on Acer Aspire One Netbook keeps freezing

It came with a Windows XP installation and I just couldn't deal with the screen constantly blacking out. Later on I found out they designed a specific key on this netbook for it. Anyways I installed ...
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Printing from a Linux using an Acer Aspire Netbook

A friend asked me to check why their Linux Acer Aspire netbook can't print to their HP printer. When I plugged in the USB cable, the a "balloon" popped up on the netbook saying it was installing the ...
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Acer “Empowerment” Backup

I need to learn how the Acer "Empowerment" backup actually works. Brought in today - the customer had done a complete backup in January, with incremental backups almost every week or two since. ...
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Create Factory Restore Disk for Acer Aspire D250

I have an Acer Aspire One D250 netbook, who originaly comes with Windows XP. I will install Windows 7 on it, but before I like do create the Factory Recover Disk. The netbook don't have CD drive ...
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problem booting crusty old windows XP

I have an acer aspire laptop running Windows XP home. I believe I have some virus on it, I'm not sure--I mostly just run linux in a VM on it so I wasn't too worried. I'm not sure if that virus caused ...
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Disable tap-to-click on Aspire 4730z

I have an Aspire 4730z(Windows Vista home premium), and it seems to not have the "touchpad" option in the control panel, and the mouse options don't let me disable tap-to-click. How would I do this? ...