My computer is non responsive.


Jan 2, 2010
This started a few days ago, my computer just froze, nothing was responding, mouse didnt move, everything was just frozen, Only way I could stop it was to turn off then turn back on, then it was fine, then next day it does the same and etc. Please tell me how I can fix this??
Post your full system specs, and make sure to list any hardware or software changes you made in the few days prior to this issue occuring.

Run memtest for a few passes to check for memory errors, use prime 95 to check and make sure your CPU is still fine. Those should tell us if its a hardware issue.


Jan 2, 2010
Feature Specification
Operating System1 Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-/64-bit2)(Service Pack 1)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic (Service Pack 1)
Linpus™ Linux® X-Windows version
Processor1 Intel® Core™2 Quad processor (up to 95 W)
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
Intel® Pentium® processor
Intel® Celeron® processor
Chipset1 Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Memory1 Up to 8 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM (dual-channel support on four DIMMs)
Intel® G43 on-die graphics solution, featuring:

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (Intel® GMA) X4500
Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (Intel® DVMT 5.0) support
Microsoft® DirectX® 10 support
Enhanced 3D and Intel® Clear Video Technology support
PCI Express® 2.0 x16 graphics card support (low-profile)
TV-tuner card3 Hybrid analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) and digital (DVB-T or ATSC format) TV-tuner card, supporting hardware or software MPEG-2 stream encoding
Optimized 3rd Generation Dolby Home Theater®4 audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Inverse Filtering, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® High Frequency Enhancer, Dolby® Natural Bass, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Sound Space Expander, and Dolby® Digital Live technologies5
Embedded high-definition audio with 5.1-channel surround sound support
S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) support

Hard Drive1 Serial ATA hard disk up to 1 TB
Card Reader1
Media card reader supporting:

CompactFlash® (Type I and II)
CF+™ Microdrive
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC)
Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
xD-Picture Card™
Memory Stick™
Memory Stick PRO™
Expansion bays
One 5.25" drive bay
One internal 3.5" drive bay

Optical Drive1
BD & SuperMulti burner
BD reader & SuperMulti burner
SuperMulti with Labelflash™ technology

I/O Ports
Multi-in-1 card reader1
Five USB 2.0 ports
High-definition headphone
Microphone-in jack
IEEE 1394 port (4-pin)
Four USB 2.0 ports
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
Five audio ports
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
D-sub VGA port
HDMI™ port
eSATA port
Optical S/PDIF port
I/O expansion: PCI Express® 2.0 x16 slot
PCI Express® 2.0 x1 slot
Networking Gigabit Ethernet
WLAN3: IEEE 802.11 b/g/Draft-N
56K modem1

AMI PnP BIOS compatible with SMBIOS 2.4

Power Supply
220 W

(W × D × H) 265 (H) x 352 (D) x 100 (W) mm (with bezel)
Software Acer Recovery Management
Acer Arcade™ Deluxe6
Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial with Microsoft® Works1
McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2009 (60-day trial)
Adobe® Reader®
Windows Live™ Essentials
CyberLink® PowerDirector™4 DE
CyberLink® MediaShow™ DEX
NTI Media Maker™
Google Toolbar™ and Desktop Search™
System compliance

System compliance PC 2001
Certification FCC, CE, BSMI, CCC, VCCI, CB, Bauart, MET
Optional accessories Acer wireless, USB, or PS/2 keyboard and mouse
Acer LCD monitor

Have replaced intergrated graphics card with a pny 8400 gs, Haven't made any hardware/software changes recently, that I can remember.