When new this laptop used Vista. At 5 years old it developed over-heating problems and was fixed in Thessalonika. They inserted a square of copper on top of the the GPU. I upgraded to Win7 Ultimate and it worked for some time but the Graphics were terribly slow. Upgraded the Nvidia Go 6100 with the latest driver which resulted in the BSOD: nv1ddmkm.Sys I followed as much advice as possible but now have Black Screen. The current state is: Powerup and Win7 blue screen shows normal. I then get a Black Screen but the cursor works. Ctrl+Alt+Del get the option against a normal Win7 blue screen to change User &c. But eventually I am back to BlackScreen. Whether it is overheating I do not know for the System Fan is silent. Removed all chassis screws to be able to prise it open to get visual on the Fan. It is not functioning. Question: Does the Sys. Fan work all the time? or just as required? I applied a 5v. DC external supply to the fan and it works. Is there a switch or a setting in need of attention? I have the Aspire 9300 Series User Guide AND the Service Guide but neither of these give this type of information. HELP!! MichaelJG(UK)
Acer Aspire 9301 BSOD then Black Screen.
NOW! Believe it or not, the Acer has powered up! The only thing I did this morning, following two aborted attempts to start up, was to remove the Ethernet cable which has been plugged in overnight. Remove Ethernet cable, Power up in 'Safe Mode plus Networking', and the screen comes alive as it used to. I therefore took advantage of the situation and ran my free 'Advanced SystemCare' which showed all green ticks except Disk Scan and Vulnerability Fix which both show a red switch Icon (as though they're switched off). Now I have to try opening Win 7 Ultimate from HDD. Fingers crossed! Michael(UK)
later... It seems both these red switch Icons are Windows Update related and will be fixed on re-start. Now I am invoking 'Driver Manager' and it finds the need for an updated nforce driver called: 15.56-nforce-winvista-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe - it is 233771 KB and has just over 4 mins before it finishes. I seem to be alone on this site, but I don't mind talking to myself! Currently the Acer is Downloading 2GB of Windows Updates and is no longer in Safe Mode so I have high hopes of a complete recovery....