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Aspire One 756 BIOS flashing

I want to flash the BIOS on an ACER AO756. The link provides 2 versions of the BIOS, both .exe files. Which one should I use? I run Ubuntu 12. The battery doesn't charge anymore. I can start the ...
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External monitor connection works with HDMI but not VGA

I smashed my laptop screen so I have to use an external monitor. I can connect with an HDMI cord but not with VGA. I want VGA so I can listen to sound via headphones on the laptop, it's an Acer E1 ...
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How do I find which touchpad driver I need for my Acer Aspire 5720?

I had to reinstall Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 5720 and now I'm reinstalling all the drivers. There are two touchpad drivers -- Alps and Synaptics. I ran the program Acer provides to detect your ...
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Bypass UEFI on native Windows 8 Acer Aspire V5

I'm working on an ACER Aspire V5-121 OEM Windows 8. The original hard drive with the OS was removed, and I have a blank one... but could not install any other OS on it, not even Win 8. As the V5-121 ...
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Acer Aspire E3-111 LCD flickers when connected to external monitor

I have an Acer Aspire E3-111 which is an Intel based laptop. It uses Celeron N2830 with Intel HD Graphics. The laptop has HDMI port. My only problem is that the LCD flickers when I connect to a ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 Starter on Acer Aspite One D270-1865

My AA1 started running erratically a few weeks ago. First the USB ports went dead. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. No luck. Then the machine started freezing. This happened about a ...
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How do I enable the scroll option on my Acer Aspire laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 5532, and it used to have a scroll option on it, on the side of the touchpad. I used a regular mouse plugged into the USB drive for a while, with the touchpad disabled, but it ...
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Stop Touchpad from disabling itself when I press any keys?

I have an acer E1-571 laptop, with an ELAN Smart Pad. Unfortunately the "Smart" pad is a bit too smart. It automatically disables itself while I am pressing any keys. This is useful when typing. ...
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Booting ubuntu and windows acer aspire s7

i have an acer aspire s7, and have been trying to dual boot ubuntu and windows on the same system unsuccessfully: 1 I am having problems getting the aspire s7 to recognise my bbot usb drive then also ...
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Losing storage space on Windows 8.1 by compressing and decompressing the disk [duplicate]

At first I thought if I compress the disk, then I would get extra space. However, after doing the compression I lost 2.5GB. Then, I decompress the whole disk to regain the lost 2.5GB but I lost 1GB ...
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Windows 8 screen resolution on a acer aspire one 1366x768

I have just installed windows 8 on my acer aspire netbook, I made sure I had the required resolution of 1366x768. Once installed I can not get 1024x768, I tried downloading and installing the win 7 ...
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Acer Aspire runs slow, black screens after logging in

I have and Acer Aspire laptop that's about 3-4 months old that is now running super slow. I takes five minutes to get to the login page and after logging in, it freezes right after saying welcome. ...
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Hard Drive R/W Speeds are Limited to about 3Mb/s

My mom's Acer laptop is super slow. However, when I open the task manager, the limiting factor of its performance seems to be the hard drive, which is usually maxed out at 100%, though only operating ...
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Windows 8.1 Acer v5 blackscreen how to safe mode

After the Acer logo loads, it turns into blackscreen. How can I go to safe mode?
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My Acer Aspire V5 571 laptop powers on but the screen remains blank

I was on Skype on a hot day inside the house yesterday and our 6 month old laptop just went blank but still powers on. I can turn it off by holding the power button for a length of time.
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Pictures not shown when opened in Windows 8.1 (Acer Aspire E5-551G)

I've got a new Acer Aspire E5-551G withput operating system. So I installed a fresh version of Windows 8.1 and installed Acers drivers for 64 Bit Win 8.1. But I have a problem seeing pictures. The ...
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Why is my Acer Aspire E15 running slower when plugged in than on battery?

I am working on an Acer Aspire E15 (ES1-511-C590) running Windows 8.1 X64 with all the latest patches. It is running significantly slower while plugged in than when running off battery. Yes, this is ...
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Upgrading Acer Aspire 5750G with SSD only boots a single time

I'm currently trying to upgrade the HDD in an Acer Aspire 5750G with a SSD. Unfortunately I have a weird problem which I've never experienced in the past (doing SSD upgrades): I'm cloning the HDD to ...
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Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB? [closed]

Would it be better to use a USB or a SD card as use for ReadyBoost? I run windows 7 on a acer aspire laptop. It has a built in SD-card reader, and usb 2.0 ports.
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Why can't an acer aspire XC-703 turn on without his hard drive?

I received an Acer Aspire XC-703 and i tried to sobstitute the included 500GB hard drive with a 32GB SSD. But the pc won't even turn on (power led off, cpu fan stuck at max rpm, no video output) when ...
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PC Not Booting After ACER Logo

My ACER Aspire E5-521-238Q running Windows 10 Build 9926 won't boot. I see the ACER: EXPLORE BEYOND LIMITS and the loading thing and then the PC is on, but has a black screen. When I press Alt + F10 ...
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Creating a new windows 8 local accounts brings back all the acer default software?

I'm wondering is the following is normal and how to possibly prevent it. Whenever I create a new windows 8 local account on an acer laptop all the acer software that comes with the factory default ...
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Acer Aspire One getting extremely hot

I have an Acer Aspire One D250-1197. I really better type fast before it overheats again... For some reason, I'm having a problem with heat on my netbook only when I run Joli OS (Ubuntu 9.10 LTS?). ...
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Scrambled screen even before booting

I have an Acer laptop (Aspire 4740g). Recently it has the following problem. When I turn it on, even the boot menu shows funny characters. That means is not the operating system. Running memtest, ...
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How to recover the BIOS password of Acer aspire 4720 lappy?

Am having an acer aspire 4720 laptop.It contains an phoniex security. So am unable to enter into bios settings due to the unknown password.So how can i get or remove the password.And one more problem ...
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Disable Acer's Auto-Rotate Lock Toggle In Windows 8

I have an Acer Aspire R7, and I'm happy enough with it except for the way Acer handles the Auto-Rotate Lock. Auto-Rotate in Windows 8 Normally in Windows 8 if you rotate the physical screen, a ...
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Acer aspire s7 hotkeys on by default

Something went wrong, and the hotkeys on my aspire s7 are on by default. My keyboard behaves as if the fn key is operating in reverse: fn+r produces r, whereas r itself toggles the screen on and off, ...
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Windows 7 misses keystrokes from internal keyboard after hibernation on Acer Aspire 5820

After waking my computer (Acer Aspire with the factory default Windows 7 install and divers, Windows update running) from hibernation, it is a pain to type, since on average 5-10 keypresses are ...
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How to remove Acer 4750g laptop keyboard?

I have been searching for information on keyboard removal and I notice that the keyboards shown in various video instructions easily pop up when pushing the spring latch. But in my laptop, the ...
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How to enable Virtualization in Acer Aspire 8930g

I have been trying to enable Virtualization of my cpu to run a 64 bit guest OS. Anybody having an idea ? EDIT : My cpu supports virtualization. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=35562 the problem ...
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Boot from USB not working - Acer Aspire E1-522

I've been trying to boot a Windows 7 (yup) USB in this laptop, but neither using UEFI nor Legacy boot would work. In UEFI, always boot the HD even if it's last in priority list. In Legacy boot, ...
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Windows 8.1 Re-Installation on Acer Aspire - Key Issue

On Acer Aspire V3 model, Windows 8 recovery partition could not complete a fresh installation. It kept stumbling on error; it seems corrupted though I check the disk for erros/bad sectors and did not ...
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Is there a way to activate Windows 7 when it's saying my license code is already in use?

I purchased an Acer Notebook about 3 years ago. It had a bunch of bloatware, and in general it was starting to slow down. I decided to try to reinstall the OS. I went on the Internet and got a copy of ...
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Drive E on my Acer Aspire V15 is not working

Drive E on my laptop Acer Aspire is not working. It is the "Documents" drive, and also the default drive for updates of Adobe Reader 9 (which I require for business forms). I am going to get a ...
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Acer Aspire E 15 E5-571-304M can't boor from DVD

The DVD drive is fine in the device manager. I can burn DVDs and view their conetns, but I just can't boot from them. I tried putting the DVD drive at the top of the boot menu - no luck. When I ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G doesn't wake up

I recently got a new Acer Aspire E1-572G and every time I sleep it closing the lid it is impossible to wake it up. I applied the solutions to this question but the problem persists. I already had ...
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windows 8.1 not detecting U-verse box connected on HDMI - Acer Aspire 7600U

I connected my AT&T U-verse cable box to my Acer 7600-U's HDMI-in. But I cannot see the device on the Win 8.1 device manager. Additionally, I have the following issues: 1- I am not able to ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G won't wake up from sleep

I have this laptop at work, Acer Aspire E1-572G, and whenever it sleeps, it does not want to wake up whatever I do. I put it to sleep by closing the lid or FN + ALT + F4. I tried of course opening ...
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I cannot find my VT-X in my BIOS

I currently using an Acer Aspire 5742G Laptop. It has an I3 processing core and according to intel, it supports virtualization. However, i was suppose to enable it right now for my android emulator ...
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Ran power through a USB port- am I out of luck?

I'd like to preface this by saying I'm an idiot. Long story short, I stuck my Acer Aspire V's power cable into one of its USB ports and the computer unceremoniously died. Plugging it in shows no ...
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CPU upgrade option for my Acer Aspire 1420p laptop

Here's the specs of my current laptop http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/2009/acer/aspire/Aspire1420P/Aspire1420Psp2.shtml I want to upgrade the CPU because it's too slow. I did some minimal ...
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Black Screen afet ram upgrade on acer aspire one [closed]

So I tried upgrading my acer aspire one 725's ram from 2GB to 4GB by replacing the 2GB Ram module with a new 4GB ram module. The result is that i get a black screen when starting the computer. If ...
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Touchpad not detected in Aspire VN7-591G

I have Acer Aspire VN7-591G and my touchpad is not working. I installed Windows 8.1 Professional N. I installed all updates. Then I install drivers from Acer site and nothing happened. Next, I use ...
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Can not access BIOS setup on Acer E1-522 after changing it to legacy

I purchased an Acer E1-522 and the default Linux OS was not working. As I was planning to install Windows 7, I put the DVD in the drive, changed boot preference to the DVD drive and rebooted the ...
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My laptop battery discharged in sleep mode?

My laptop computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583P-6428 touch screen laptop computer. Its specs are as follows: Intel i5-4200u Quad-Core Processor Intel HD 4400 Integrated Graphics 500GB hard ...
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How do I change the boot order on a Acer Aspire 7551-2531?

I'm trying to boot into a USB on my computer, but I cannot find a way to change the boot order to make USBs the top boot priority. Any help would be great.
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Unable to detect device when inserting any USB device

I'm running an Acer Aspire v7 with Windows 8.1 64-bit. My laptop used to work fine with USB sticks and external hard drives but then stopped one day. Device Manager shows up like this when I have a ...
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Acer Aspire E1-430 - Operating System Not Found

I have a laptop Acer Aspire E1-430, but suddenly without me knowing what happened, an operating system not found occured that I can't use it anymore. I've tried a solution from the net to have it in ...
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Playing Blu-Ray discs on an Acer Aspire laptop

I bought this (otherwise very nice) laptop around 3 years ago, but Blu-Ray never worked on it. (Even though it was promoted as Blu-Ray compatible with stickers on it and what not.) ‎ Acer/Windows ...
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How do I install Windows 7 32-bit on a UEFI-based system?

I own Acer M5 recently and it comes with 64-bit Windows 8. I need it to run Windows 7 x86. I changed the BIOS setting to boot under Legacy BOOT instead of UEFI mode. I created my bootable USB using ...