I cannot reboot my acer notebook 800 series with xp pro.
Problem: I press the power button to turn the machine on. STATE 1 - The machine powers on for about 4 seconds - Cdrom clicks, fans and lights turn on. Blank screen. No POST. STATE 2 - Machine powers off. STATE 3 - Machine automatically powers on after 5 seconds. Cdrom clicks, fans and lights turn on. After 10 seconds cd rom spins up and continues for about 20 seconds (though sometimes for only 5 seconds). Blank screen. Power remains on until disconnected or power button is held down. This sequence reoccurs each time the computer is restarted. If power is disconnected during initial power-up (STATE 1), the computer restarts in STATE 3. Then after that in STATE 1, shutting down after 5 seconds, powering up and so on.
Factors leading up to problem: Notebook was put into hibernation mode. Possible factor: cd in cd drive.
Extra info: No combination of pressing buttons during any state brings computer back to a useable state. I’ve tried pulling the battery out (which is completely dead anyway) and disconnecting the power as well.
Previous solutions: This happened twice before. The only commonalities were that there was a cd in the cd drive and that the computer was put into hibernation mode. The first time the computer was able to be restarted, I put in the system boot cd and the computer restarted saying that windows had been shut down incorrectly. (No boot from the cd as I think this option is not selected in CMOS.) The second time this happened, I tried switching cds again, but after 6 or so restarts the computer randomly restarted normally, coming out of hibernation mode to my original windows as though nothing had happened. This fatal third time, nothing seems to work.
I don`t know if it could be the display, but I read somewhere about “permanent hibernation” after the GPU died.
I saw a couple other posts with similar problems, but haven't found any solutions as of yet.
Any ideas? Thanks a bunch.