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Acer inspire V3 BSOD

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#1 LxJ


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hi Guys 


Sorry if this has already been covered and please link me to the destination if so but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.


I have an old Acer inspire V3 that won't boot. It will either go to the BSOD (Picture attached), after 5-10 mins load screen or just completely restart. I have managed to get it into the bios a couple of times but far from every attempt. 


Now I'm not overly bothered about this laptop as I have my desktop and will be buying a new upgraded laptop in the near future but I would like to build my knowledge of computers and networking primarily. So my main query is how would people go about troubleshooting this? eventually, I'm hoping to know how to troubleshoot my issues and not just follow directions but understand the methodology. I'm willing to spend some money on getting this back up and running as I want to use it as a test laptop so I can continue to break and fix it as I learn  


I managed to find a couple of basic flowcharts online but nothing that really goes into the detail that I'm looking for, so I was hoping the forum might be a better fountain of knowledge. Also having my first post might link me to some good people in the community. 


Look forward to making my own contributions as I learn. 



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Edited by britechguy, 10 August 2018 - 11:00 AM.
Moved to BSOD forum since this is, after all, about a BSOD

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#2 dmccoyks


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:38 PM

Did you do anything prior to this happening or is this what is happening the first time you tried booting this laptop?


Step 1:

First we need to check that your hard drive is being recognized and setup as the first boot device in the bios. Go into the bios and look under the boot section and verify that your hard drive is shown and listed as the first boot device.


Step 2:

If you verify the hard drive is working in step 1, then you need to create a Windows 10 disk as follows.


How to make a bootable DVD or USB via the media creation tool



Step 3:

Boot with the Windows 10 media you created

At the second Windows Setup screen, choose 'Repair your computer' option

Then select Troubleshoot > Advanced options and Start-up Repair.


Let me know if this fixes your issue or not. If not, we will try other options. Let me know if you have any questions.

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