I recently inherited an Acer Aspire M1100, running Vista Home Premium. I did the usual clean up, clean disk, registry, defrag etc etc. And was running ok did speed up. Then beginning of last week i switched on and nothing. Disconnected, reconnected, cleared cosmos, took it apart and back together, tried it on it's own no monitor or anything connected. Every other switch on the fans ran so it's not power pack. Have done a lot of googling over the last week and keep coming back to flash Bios now that bits scary. Has anybody got any other idea's i can try first please, before i have to attempt the scary bit.
Thanks in advance.
Back up the current BIOS this way you can roll back.
Using a sub stick you should end up with a ROM file.
This the New Bios.
Flashing the BIOS is easy, there are instructions with the flash utility as you do it. But do not loose power doing this process.
If you can not get to the BIOS then you cant flash the BIOS.
When you flash the BIOS all your settings will be lost and default settings applied. SO save the BIOS as default settings and restart. Then tweak.