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    Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
    « on: October 04, 2011, 01:12:45 AM »
    I have an acer laptop model aspire 4741G with corei3 2.4 ghz processor and 4 gb amount of RAM. I am using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit operating system. Recently I noticed that my laptop doest not boot automatically anymore. It always stops the operation after displaying the press f2 option to enter setup. After that, nothing happens anymore, the display remains black until I have to press any key. Its only then that it continue to boot up and display the OS. I thought it was a software issue so tried to format the hard disk and so I did. After formatting the harddisk, the same problem occurs even if I changed the boot priority to the optical drive still it does not continue booting unless I press any key on the keyboard. Another thing that  I noticed was that the cursor on any application such as ms word or ms excel sometimes runs wild that I couldnt control. The cursor always runs on upward movement even if I am pointing my mouse on the desired direction. Please help me with this problem.

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    Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
    « Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 11:05:36 AM »
    What happens if you unplug your mouse? Have you tried resetting CMOS?
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      Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
      « Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 02:50:30 AM »
      I did tried to remove the mouse and restarted the laptop, unfortunately, the same problem happens. I don't know how to reset the cmos of a laptop please tell me how.

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      Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
      « Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 03:10:49 AM »
      http://www.ehow.com/how_8350968_reset-cmos-aspire-one-a150s.html
      I know its a different model, but the BIOS in your 4741G should be reasonably similar.
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        Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
        « Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 11:28:59 PM »
        where can  find the reset for the bios?

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        Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
        « Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 02:00:54 AM »
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        Power off your laptop if it is on.
        Restart the computer and   repeatedly press "F2" to enter the BIOS menu. Be sure to hit "F2" during   the first few seconds after turning the computer on. If the Windows XP   splash screen appears, restart the computer and  attempt to enter the   BIOS again.
        Press the "F9" keyboard button to load the default configuration. Highlight "Yes" and press enter to confirm. 
        Press the "F10" key to save the BIOS settings and exit. After exiting the BIOS, the computer will boot normally.
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          Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
          « Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 07:50:21 PM »
          Ok I'd tried it and it worked thanks a lot. But I have another problem with the cursor that runs wild. I have discovered the upward navigation arrow is too sensitive that only a very soft touch could effect the movement and if you use it repeatedly, the cursor starts to run wild. Is anything that can be done about it? It works perfectly before but now its annoying me.

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          Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
          « Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 08:55:15 PM »
          Ok I'd tried it and it worked thanks a lot. But I have another problem with the cursor that runs wild. I have discovered the upward navigation arrow is too sensitive that only a very soft touch could effect the movement and if you use it repeatedly, the cursor starts to run wild. Is anything that can be done about it? It works perfectly before but now its annoying me.
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          Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
          « Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 12:47:33 AM »
          Might wanna check on your Mouse Properties - Device Settings. http://www.ehow.com/how_7503880_disable-tap-thinkpad.html

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            Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
            « Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 06:30:17 PM »
            The ehow did not worked-out. Actually it's only the upward navigational arrow that causes the wild movement of the cursor.Every time I press that arrow the cursor goes on upward movement continously it only stops when I press the downward arrow. I have tried to clean the keyboard but still it didn't help. Is there any way or procedure to remove and put back the navigational key so that I can check if there anything that obstract the operation of the key?please help.

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              Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
              « Reply #11 on: October 10, 2011, 08:50:26 PM »
              I'm using Acer Aspire 4741. I'm also have the same problem that it doesn't auto boot unless press any key. I've tried to reset CMOS as above but it does not work in my computer. Could any one suggest me other idea?
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              Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
              « Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 11:17:02 PM »
              It may be a mechanical issue. On some Keyboards you can gently remove a key cap and see if there is something under it. Like a broken fingernail.

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                Re: Laptop Does Not Boot Automatically Unless I Press Any Key
                « Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 01:36:54 AM »
                Is there any procedure or guide that I can refer to if I have to remove that upward navigational arrow of my keyboard and see if there's anything that causes the problem? Im not really sure of what to do Im afraid I might break the keyboard. I have found out that this navigational arrow causes the bios to adjust automatically Im not sure but everytime this navigational arrow doesn't react at all then its also the time when my laptop does not load the windows automatically but when the navigational arrows worked I restarted the laptop and reset the bios to the default setting, then it loaded the windows automatically. The last that's remaining on the problem is the wild movement of the upward navigational arrow everytime I use it. Now I am avoiding to use that navigational arrow because I hate to see the cursor run wild. Instead I use the mouse to point on the desired direction. But of course I want to get this problem solved. Please help.

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