How to Reboot an Acer Laptop Without a CD

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Boot up your laptop without a CD.

Acer is an computer company that produces a wide range of inexpensive, Windows-based laptop and netbook devices. Many of these computer systems do not have a CD drive installed, so if you are looking to reboot your computer it is impossible to boot from a disc. Due to this, you must reboot the computer through other means.


Step 1

Shut down your computer.

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Step 2

Power on the computer after a few minutes. Once the computer Acer laptop begins to power on press "F8" until the boot-up screen appears.

Step 3

Press the directional arrow keys to select your start-up option. These options vary from "Standard Boot," "Boot in Safe Mode" and "Boot from "CD." Because there is no disc present you may not boot from the CD; however, you may reboot your computer to a standard method or Safe Mode. Safe Mode only runs the minimum required hardware to keep the computer on and it is helpful when attempting to remove files that are lock-protected or not deleting from the hard drive.



Step 4

Push "Enter" after you have selected the reboot format. The computer begins to boot in the method you selected. To return to the standard mode—if you booted up in Safe Mode—shut down the computer, then restart it without pressing "F8."




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