The power button does not work (hold 10 sec). Pulling the plug and leaving off for several minutes, then plug it in leads to disk activity and but not boot sequence and access to BIOS
Is there a way to reset
Acer Aspire AST136-us331h
By searching online I did find the answer - remove and replace the CMOS battery. I could then restore the defaults and I could then turn off and on the computer.
The puter still reboots itself. Before doing so the CPU fan goes fast so I replaced the thermal compound on the CPU cooler. The reboots still occur but at a more predictable time.
When starting XP it goes well until the desktop should appear.
I pulled the HD and put in another machine and ran tests and it is okay.
It reboots on every bootable disk I have XP, Hirens, Kapinski,
Could it have anything to do with video?