If you have windows xp, here is what you can do→
This is called a "system recovery"
My windows XP, was already loaded on my computer, when I bought it. These instructions, will clean everything off of your hard drive, so you must back up anything that you want to save. I have done this three times, and I got these instructions, from a computer tech. When starting your computer, tap the F-10 key. click on next-yes-and follow the instructions, that come up on your screen. When you are finished, your computer, will look just like it did, when you first bought it. Do these steps, in order, when finished.
1. set up windows firewall
2. windows update (click express)
3. install your anti-virus program (update)
4. install anti-spyware (update)
5. Install service pack 2...Good Luck..
You should've received a backup or reboot disk upon purchasing the laptop. Insert the disk / CD and shutdown your computer. Boot it back up and do exactly what it says on the instructions (usually on the front or back if it's a cd). If you don't have any, you could try calling a customer support for Acers.
1 Ensure all Data is backed up, all data will be deleted.
2 Please also ensure that all USB storage devices are removed before starting the recovery process
3 Restart machine
4 When your unit switches back on, wait for the ACER screen then hold down alt & tap f10 repeatedly..
5 Please wait a moment until prompted, -How would you like to restore?-
6 Please select –Restore system to factory default-
7 Enter your defined password or enter six zeros ‘000000’
8 Click ok
9 Please wait until process completed, this will take 45min – 1hour
ALL personal information on the C: Drive I.E photos, programs, music and documents will be wiped when the above steps are taken. Files located on the D: Drive will be safe from the procedure.
If you reset to factory you will loose ALL and ANY data you have on the laptop at this moment.
Try entering into *safe mode* then check to see if the graphics card has the correct driver and then see what the video settings are at (reading video is how you have your screen set to show) if you have a very bright screen and very pale theme then it could be almost impossible to see. change it all back to default.
If your graphics card had gone then resetting to factory will be no good as the card will only give the same picture it is at the moment .