Is the Acer still under warranty? If it is, that's your answer. In the mean time, I'd make sure it was operating on a cooling pad
to help reduce internal temperatures.
If you can get into BIOS Setup, you might try selecting "Default or Safe BIOS settings," save and exit Bios, then reboot. Any change? If not, then test your hard drive.Test the hard drive using the manufacturer's diagnostic utility:
Go to this link and download the Diagnostic Test software for your hard drive:http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/tophddiag.htm
. If you don't know the hard drive manufacturer, try using SeaTools for DOS
- Download the DOS version and install onto a floppy disk or burn the "Iso" image to a CD.
- Can't burn an "Iso" image? Download ImgBurn from here.
- Install the software then start ImgBurn.
- Select "Write Image file to disk" then under "Source" click on the folder icon to the right and select "iso" file location.
Restart your computer with the Diagnostic Disk
. (For how to set CDROM drive to boot first, go here
Run the short test
first and then the extended test.
Any reported errors should make you suspect a failing hard drive.