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If original OS try resetting or refreshing and if without original go to the re-seller for troubleshooting.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

If machine not booting it could be a bad cmos, hard drive, mo bo, peripheral, corrupted OS, bad power supply, bad memory,
Remove the hard drive and see if it posts and then gives you message that there no boot drive If that does not happen then machine is not even posting which means something is wrong with the cmos. - not a good thing.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Sep 23, 2017

try : should I remouve it

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Apr 12, 2017

removing the hdd and putting it back some times works,make sure you are turnd off before removing the hdd,if this does not work check all your ram one by one and see if that works.try just one ram on its own and see what happens.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Oct 26, 2016

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Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Jan 14, 2016

Too little RAM, HDD full, Over Heating, Swap File too small ...

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Dec 13, 2015

To get it to stop and see if it is displaying some type of error message try this. Turn the laptop off, then hit the power button to turn it on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Mode options. Scroll down and you will see a option that says Disable Automatic Restart and select it. Let it boot to see if there is an error message that displays.

Surely you have a missing or corrupt boot or system file. Try running the check disk utility.

To run the check disk utility you will need a repair disc or a operating system disc. Put the disc in the cd drive and boot from it. You want to get to the Dos Command Prompt (Black screen with white letters) and type the following command: chkdsk /r
Check disk will run well over an hour or two and you will notice the percentages going from high to low, this is normal. Let it run to completion. Then reboot machine.

If check disk fails to solve your problem you might have to reinstall windows. Try doing a Repair Install that way you don't loose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs.

In windows xp you get to the dos command prompt by selecting R for repair when the options appear.

In Vista and Windows 7 you want to get to the recovery console and look down at the bottom of the window for the Dos Command.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Dec 05, 2015

i think if you pres alt+up arrow should get it back.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Apr 14, 2015

are you on about the mouse you use on the laptop or a mouse you have added?

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Mar 29, 2015

Overheating When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed air to do this.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Jan 15, 2015

This typically indicates a hard drive that is failing or experiencing problems. You will need to have the drive tested. Online Virus Removal Best virus removal online

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Dec 02, 2014


Thank you for using fixya. My name is Carlo.

There are two ways that you can do to turn off/on the touch pad in your acer aspire.

1. Press FN + F7. It will turn off the touchpad and will turn on once you press the same buttons again.

2. If the buttons do not work. You can do this:

1. Go to control panel>hardware and devices>Devices and Printers>Mouse
2. CLick on the last setting on the right.
3. Click on Disable in the Mouse Properties.
5. Click OK.

Just go to the same area when you want to enable your touchpad again.

I hope this helps.

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Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014

Could be the cmos battery low voltage, the processor may be too hot, the video firmware may have errors ... could be all manner of things.
Try updating your drivers after checking the cmos battery.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on May 12, 2014

If your computer is asking for a bootable disk drive on startup, it typically indicates drive failure and your harddrive needs replacement. Sorry for the badnews.

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Jan 14, 2014

Could be almost anything but does it charge the battery? If it does in may be a processor issue if not there is a power supply issue on the main board. Without detailed information, it will not be possible for you to pin point a faulty component as the main board uses DC-DC convertors and one may have stopped oscillating..

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Jan 10, 2014

just check it whether keybord working or not if working just check all key stuckking inside something ofter check once all components are supported are not

Acer Aspire 5742... | Answered on Dec 06, 2013

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