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Old 04-28-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
mrcheesypants
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Resetting CMOS on acer Aspire 3610 series


This question was posted on the general forums because it involves problems with my windows partition on my laptop. At the end of the discussion, a guy told me that this forum was better suited for my problem and said that it was probably a problem with CMOS and that I should restart it. So here is my problem to see if anyone here agrees with him.

My problem began when I was in a rush to shutdown my laptop while windows was booting. I foolishly took my laptop battery out for a quick shutdown. For about 2 weeks whenever I booted up my computer 3 things would happen 1) It would freeze and I would have to remove the laptop battery to shut it down. After that it would restart normally 2) It would boot up by be VERY slow in the bootup or 3) Would boot up perfectly. Recently, my BIOS setting was reset to default and when I was on my window partition to play games they would run very slowly (estimated 10 fps at max).

Now my question is if I have to restart the CMOS how do I go about doing it? I was told to remove the MB battery for a minute but I don't know how to do that with a laptop.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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No battery to remove.... no need to either. Most Acer Aspire laptop use the F2 key to get into the BIOS (what you are calling the CMOS). One of the options is to reset the BIOS to factory defaults, which you said has already been done. If not sure then use the F2 key and set the factory default.

Now the Windows problem is a Windows problem not a Linux problem, you may get a better answer at some Windows forum, which I do suggest you do. But to help you out (hopefully), boot the laptop into the Windows safe mode by pressing the F8 key when Windows first starts to load (the blavk Windows screen).

You might want to re-flash your BIOS also, here's a link to get the latest for your laptop; http://www.acer.com/us
 
  


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