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Acer aspire 5100 won't start

I have an acer aspire 5100 and tried to fix it as it was freezing so i tried to restore it to factory settings!It just switched off instead and went black!now when I switch it on it just stays black has a white underscore in the upper left corner of the screen!

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  • lolsiebones Sep 15, 2008

    can anyone help me pls?

  • sjmcd462 Sep 22, 2008

    My acer 5100 screen went blank while doing research online one day. After turning off and on numerous time I received a pxe-e361 media test failure error. No one seems to know what to do about this. Any ideas??

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I don't what to say about that. I have never come across that problem before. Have you tried pressing F8 as soon as you turn it on? Have you put a windows disc in to see if it will boot from the disc? The only info I could find on PXE is at this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_Execution_Environment Maybe you can get a better idea of what it is and how to fix it if the options above do not work. Good luck.

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