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    Default aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    Hello,
    I just got an acer aspire timeline 5810tz, which came with vista, so i was in the process of reformatting it to have XP, which i've done several times on my previous laptops. When i changed the bios to IDE, which is what i read was the correct setting (perhaps this is where my problem is?), i found that i could no longer boot the computer or access setup, bios or the boot menu. When i attempt to do any of these things, the computer just sits on the logo screen.
    HELP!
    i'm getting fairly desperate at this point, having tried a large variety of solutions, key combos, removing the battery, etc.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    If you changed from SATA to EIDE Vista will crash when booting as it is tying to boot with sata drivers, you need to re-enable SATA mode.

    But i cannot see why you cannot get into the bios, have you tried to flash the bios and had a failure?
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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    i haven't tried to flash the bios yet -- is the risk involved in that minimal or not would you say?

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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    Have you tried removing the bios battery to clear reset it, it is under the big panel on the bottom just behind and to the left of the SD card slot.
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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    thanks for the suggestion!
    is it the part that's to the right of the big squarish silver and black thing? it's smallish and round?

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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    I have circled it in red, just carefully unplug the white connector.

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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    aah! thank you so much, i'll definitely try this!

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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    and it works again! thank you so much for your help!

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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    No problems glad to be of help
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    Default Re: aspire timeline 5810tz won't boot, can't access setup or bios

    I think im having the same problem where it keeps asking for a CURRENT password..

    How long do I need to leave it unhooked? Do I need to remove the laptop battery as well? If so, is that hard? ;x


    Thanks so much

 

 
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