Acer Aspire desktop freezes on Acer logo

By blendertom
Jul 3, 2011
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  1. I have a Acer aspire desktop and every time I boot it up it freezes on the acer logo. There is no tone, the acer logo just sits there. Pressing delete (to to enter BIOS) or F12 (for boot option) does nothing. But when I restart it, it works fine. I checked if the RAM was loose, which had cause previous problem, but that wasn't the problem, but anyway I took it took it out and swapped them. I have two kingston RAM.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Hi, for a start I would run the manufacturer's diagnostics on the hard drive. Follow this guide.

  3. blendertom

    blendertom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help but I found the problem.
    I was using readyboost, so I had a flash drive plugged in during boot up, that cause the problem.
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    Ah, that problem again, I must remember to ask about that. You'll be glad to know you are not the first person who has made that mistake.
  5. blendertom

    blendertom Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    But the thing is that for a week or so it worked fine...
  6. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    That is odd to say the least, maybe this has been caused by something else. Could just be a case of seeing how it goes as the fault may return if it was not caused by the Flash drive.

    Try plugging the drive back in and see the fault returns.

    During the week it was plugged in had you changed anything that was on it?


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