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Laptop Turns Off Unexpectedly While Accessing BIOS


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#1 mech5501

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 03:26 AM

Acer Aspire 5515 running Windows 7 Home premium.

 

My laptop runs just fine while running Windows, but when I try to access the BIOS or other pre-boot settings (F8 key at startup), I only get about 30 seconds in each section/menu before my laptop just turns off.  Also, I can't restart my laptop without it turning off after a minute or so.  I have to shut it down, wait at least 2 minutes, then start it up again and it runs just fine every single time.  

 

Is there some sort of timer setting somewhere that would cause the machine to shut down like that after a certain amount of time?



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:48 AM

I am not sure it this would help but, try going to Search programs and files by clicking Start and type msconfig. See if the preset options are the same in the image below.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:58 PM

@jhayz:  I checked my msconfig and it looks exactly like your screenshot.  I wasn't aware that I could even access boot items like that.  Even though it didn't solve my problem, I really appreciate the info  :thumbup2:






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