How to Fix Asus A541U Problem

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Finding out that your Asus laptop suddenly won’t turn on can be nerve-wracking. Imagine turning on your computer, only to be greeted by a blank screen. You don’t even know what you did wrong or what happened. When this happens, don’t panic.

Startup problems happen a lot and can be caused by different issues. The first thing you should do is determine what caused the problem, then find the solution that works. Many Asus users have been encountering problems on startup, and most of them are related to Asus A541U.

According to Arem24, who posted about his Asus problem on startup on CNET:

“Attempted to boot up my Asus laptop this afternoon and it just stays a black screen.

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Three lights in the front are green when it is plugged in, one is a lightbulb, another is a battery, and the last looks like a circular trash can.

Nothing is making any noise so I don’t think the hard drive is engaging.

The laptop sits on a desk so it’s not as though it could have fallen for the screen to break.

Anyone have a clue what could be wrong? I’ve done a bit of troubleshooting, unplugged it etc. but I’m a little lost.”

Another user, Amcwar, also posted about his Asus A541U problem on Reddit.

“Hey, so I was restoring my laptop (formatting and installing Windows) and IDK what happened but now my PC when I turn it on, it shows the Asus logo and a loading circle bellow, after a brief time both Asus logo and the circle disappear and it just stays black. I’ve tried installing Windows again, I even took out the battery, unplug from charging and pressed power button for one minute and still nothing. Help would be appreciated.”

Another user, Vcaleb, also posted on Tom’s Guide about his Asus problem:

“I have an Asus i5 and when I start it up it gives me the screen saying “Asus in search of incredible” I tried leaving it alone but nothing seems to happen can someone. Help me please, Thank you.”

This Asus A541U issue has become a common problem with Windows updates and installations as of late. But this is not limited to Asus A541U users. Other brands have also experienced bootup problems.

Here are some ways you can try to fix your Asus A541U problem.

  1. Remove the battery.

This is one of the most common fixes for startup issues for laptops with a removable battery. However, you need to make sure that your laptop has been charged before proceeding with the fix.

  • Unplug your charger.
  • Remove your laptop’s battery.
  • Press and hold your device’s Power key for 30 seconds. Check to see if your device will turn on.
  • Plug back in the charger cord and put back your battery.

If your laptop did not turn on, try to check if the power cord is good by testing it on another device or trying a different cord on your laptop. If your cord is good, check your battery if it needs replacing.

  1. Automatic Repair.

If your problem happened after installing an update, you can try the built-in Automatic Repair feature of Windows. Make sure your device is not connected to the internet when you carry out the instructions below.

  • Turn off your laptop.
  • Turn it on again.
  • Once the laptop is loading or you see the rotating circle, press and hold the Power key until your laptop shuts down again.
  • Repeat this process for a few times until the ‘Preparing Automatic Repair’ screen appears.
  • Once the ’Automatic Repair’ screen appears, click Advanced Options, then choose Troubleshoot.
  • Click Refresh your PC if you want to retain your data.
  • If you want to erase all your data and restore your system with a fresh configuration, click Reset your PC
  • Follow the on-screen instructions until the recovery process is completed.

Note that clicking the Refresh your PC option will keep all data intact, but all your installed programs will be deleted. Do not click Reset if you have no backup of all your files because it will delete everything on your laptop.

  1. Remove any external drives connected to your laptop.

If there’s nothing wrong with your power supply and screen, there’s a possibility that your computer could be getting stuck before Windows loads. And the main reason for this is a USB drive or a memory card that has been left inserted in your laptop. Sometimes you’ll see the ‘Operating System not found’ message on the screen. Don’t panic. This just means that your BIOS is set to boot from a removable storage drive instead of your internal hard drive. Just remove your USB drive or memory card, then turn on your laptop once again. If your laptop has a DVD or Blu-ray drive, check them as well and remove anything in there.

  1. Try to boot into Safe Mode.

Even if your Asus laptop suddenly won’t turn on, you might still be able to get into safe mode.

If your Asus A541U is running on Windows 7, 8.1 or other older versions of Windows, booting into Safe Mode is as easy as pressing the F8 button during startup. With Windows 10/11 however, getting into Safe Mode when your laptop won’t turn is a bit complicated but possible.

Follow these steps to try to get back the Safe Mode option in Windows 10/11:

  • Create a Windows 10/11 bootable USB drive.
  • Boot from your USB drive.
  • Click through the initial language screen until you get to the ‘Repair your computer’ screen.
  • Choose Troubleshoot, then click on Advanced Options.
  • Select Command Prompt from the list.
  • Once Command Prompt is launched, type c:, then hit Enter. This will let you switch from the drive you are currently using to the drive where Windows is installed. If you’re using a different drive for your Windows OS, type that letter instead.
  • Type in the following command:

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

  • Press Enter.
  • Type exit, then hit Enter to quit the Command Prompt.
  • Remove your USB drive and shut down your laptop.
  • Turn on your laptop again and press F8 to get to the Advanced Boot Options, where you can choose to boot into Safe Mode.

If you’re able to boot into Safe Mode, you might be able to undo any change that have caused your Asus A541U not to boot normally. You can roll back updates that you have installed, uninstall a program you installed before the problem appeared, or uninstall a drive that you recently updated.


When your Asus laptop suddenly won’t turn on, don’t panic. Try the solutions listed above to see if one would work.

Here’s a tip: To prevent issues like this bootup problem from cropping up, it is important to keep your laptop or desktop running smoothly and efficiently all the time. You can use an app such as Outbyte PC Repair to resolve issues before they happen and delete corrupted files that may cause problems in the future.

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2 years ago

I’m trying to turn on my asus all in one pc model no AR5B125.
I have it plugged in with all cords. I’ve tried unplugging it and plugging it back in. I’ve tried holding the power button down for 5 seconds. It won’t power on

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