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How to get into Acer BIOS menu?

by iconico789 / June 28, 2010 8:24 AM PDT

I have an Acer 5736G running a version of Windows 7 Ultimate that i upgraded it to from the preloaded version of Vista that Acer put on there. I didn't really upgrade it, but i wiped my hard drive and put Win7 on there. So recently I have been having issues with mu computer randomly shutting off! My freind says it's because of the Bios not being compatible with Windows 7 and that its messed up cause i got rid of vista for windows 7. And i do agree that it seems a little like its been running slightly hotter, but maybe that just me noticing it. It never shut off when vista was on there. but i recently got fallout 3 and its shut down twice within that game from what i believe to be overheating. And i want to check what the Bios have in them and i want to know what i can change in them (if i can) to help this at all.

btw, i also downloaded speedfan, which doesn't really do anything for me. just tells me the temps really. it doesnt detect my fan, or any rpms, voltages, practically 85% of what should show up is not for me.

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system info
by iconico789 / June 28, 2010 8:27 AM PDT

My computer is an Acer 5736G-6132:
Intel core 2 duo 2.1Ghz
nVidia geforce 130m w/ 1 gig of vram
4 gigs of ram
one fan (i dont really know anything about it other than its a horizontally mounted fan)
250 gig hdd
Windows 7 Ultimate

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BIOS not compatible with Windows 7...
by Papa Echo / June 28, 2010 8:37 AM PDT
In reply to: system info

...unlikely. To get into that menu, watch the bottom of the monitor screen while the computer is booting up...it tells you... but I do not think there is anything you can do there, so if you are not sure of what you are doing, it could make things worse, not that things can be undone.

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how are bios incompatible with windows 7?
by iconico789 / June 28, 2010 8:44 AM PDT

dont the bios work separately or something? why would they work with vista but not windows 7?

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Linux works too....
by Papa Echo / June 28, 2010 9:33 AM PDT

... one issue is drivers- with Windows 7, you need Windows 7 drivers. You have not installed the Windows 7 drivers ? You can download a "drivers seker" or google for them. Put in "ACERmodel drivers" . Try with and without quotes.

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BIOS MENU
by Thriller70 / July 5, 2010 5:23 PM PDT

As soon as you turn on your pc keep pushing F12.Don't stop untill you see bios menu,you may have turn pc off and back on again if don't work first time.Hope this helps

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