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Acer 5720-4353 will not boot past sign in window

Had HD scanned for viruses, none found. Possible sector error he says. Any way to work around, or get a restore disk- I had not run the program to create it yet as I only bought it a few months ago. Appreciate anything you could advise.
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Your harddrive is corrupt..restore the machine your missing sectors...acer erecovery will get u going again turn off machine and as soon as it starts hit alt-f10 itll bring you to th erecovery and restore your acer to factory conditions ..it works very well you must have the erecovery though..steve

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