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Won't Boot I have an Acer Aspire 5050 running Vista and it has decided not to boot anymore. It will try to boot and then I get the black screen. The fan will run for a minute or so and then it will quit. It will then try to boot again going through the same process over and over. I went to the BIOS and set the default values and it still doesn't work. I do know that it does not have anitvirus protection. My guess is that it has a virus but not really sure. Any suggestions?

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It appears your hard drive's MBR is wrecked.

Buy another hard drive.
Buy an external hard drive enclosure.
Replace the current bad hard drive with the new hard drive
Use your restore CD to reinstall your OS.
Put the bad hard drive in the external hard drive enclosure and acces it after your have installed the new OS.
Hopefully the MBR on your old drive is bad but you can access the data. It may also be that the hard drive is dead and you would have to send it to a data recovery service to recover it.

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