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Troubleshooter
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Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

Hi,

I have a Acer Aspire V5-431 which has error after installing Windows 8 Pro, I've tried to update bios, but also got error which ask me to load same bios version (1.xx) currenty (1.16) while the latest version is V2.09. Pls help

Valued Contributor
Posts: 524

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

hello asjay1224, so the V5 shipped with windows 7 HP and you upgraded the unit to windows 8 correct?

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Troubleshooter
Posts: 4

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

Its a Freedos model, when the windows 8 setup has completed, it will restart and says "PC has ran into problem and needed to restart" "IRQL_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

Valued Contributor
Posts: 524

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

ok, so that error generally means there is a software issue at this point. I would recomend reloading the OEM OS and starting over fresh.

“No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri
Troubleshooter
Posts: 4

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

I've tried on 2 new units but encountered the same problem, I fresh installed windows 8 for 5 times already, but still facing same problem, upgrading bios also don't work..

Valued Contributor
Posts: 524

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

hmm do the units come with windows 7 from factory?

“No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri
Overclocked Contributor
Posts: 772

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

From what I've read if it doesn't ship with Windows 8, you're not going to be able to upgrade it to the v2.x BIOS, only the v1.x.

Troubleshooter
Posts: 4

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

It comes with Linpus Linux from factory, I've called acer support and they asked to upgrade the bios of the machine but it seems that this laptop bios can't be upgraded to v2.09. Only can install windows 7..
Valued Contributor
Posts: 524

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

I have not seen an Acer V5 ship with linpus installed. From the factory i Belive it should have windows 7 HP 64bit. Anyways what the last post is try the BIOS version should be 1.X not 2.X

“No one messes around with a nerd’s computer and escapes unscathed.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri
Supercomputer Wrangler
Posts: 1,323

Re: Acer V5-431 Error After Install Windows 8

Hi guys

 

There is a possibility the unit is released with Linux. There are EMEA units, especially in the Middle East that are released with Linpus/Linux. You can only update the bios to 1.x. 2.x is only for UEFI bios only.

 

Regards,

Freeza

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