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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Re: acer 5720-4353 will not boot past sign in window
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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you possibly have a virus in your boot sector. fi you have access to a different computer with internet you can get a free virus tool from avast to create a boot time scanning disk(dvd) to check and remove. another way is to create a windows 7 recovery disk(dvd/cd) to boot to it and recover your boot sector and rewrite it so the correct boot code. this is done simply by following the startup when booting to the dvd/cd and repair your computer option. another source of your problem could very well be a bad hard drive or loss of data on your drive. i would be able to assist you further with a telephone call if you like you can email me at email@example.com. hope this helps.
I had the same problem a few months ago, but if it is what think, and not a hardware problem, you should be able to fix it with some virus tools.
I suspect it is the virus called ravmon, it did exactly the same with me, but every couple of tries to start the computer it actually stayed on long enough to install a aplication called combofix, it completely deletes ravmon from computer registry and it works 100%. If the computer does not stay on long enough to install combofix, you must take out your hard driver and put it in another computer as a slave device which has a good antivirus(Bitdefender) and combofix installed on it. Once you have done this, scan your HD. Once cleaned up, put it back and it should work if it is a virus.
Otherwise it can be your CPU which is overheating, where some new thermal paste on CPU will do the trick.
Just google combofix, it is very small and free to download.
Really hope this can help you. Also remeber to please rate sollution
Most likely the boot sector is corrupt.Try to boot by starting the Computer and hitting F8, or F12 you need to get to your start windows splash screen.Then try Start Windows from Last Known Good Configuration.If that don't work try Safe Mode.If none work you will need to recreate your .boot file, or try recovery fron CD.It gets complicated explaining how to rebuild your boot sector,If you have access to internet search "how to rebuild boot sector Windows XP".There are programs you can download and then load/run to rebuild boot.This has happened to me or someone I know and it is a pain to fix.You need some knowledge of how boot loads and how to repair.Try to get someone you know to help you.The problem was caused by the shut down.I think you ment XP can't Boot.Good Luck
You may have a boot sector virus. At my bench I would remove your hard drive and install it on one of my towers and run a virus scan on your hard drive. Recovery from a boot sector virus is very difficult using tools found in Hiren's Boot disc, a cdrom that contain various programs to recover a hard drive.
Lastly, you may simply have lost the boot strap loader (even though this doesn't make any sense if you have used your recovery CD and recovery partition with success. If you boot and hear a beep, press F8 repeatedly immediately after the beep and you'll receive the recovery bootup option screen, choose Safe Mode first and see if that works, if not choose last know good configuration and otherwise if offerred choose use System Restore.
If all this fails you as a user you need service from a professional.
ya its probably a virus infection.
If possible run online scans... or install new antivirus software and scan your sys.
If nothing of this is possible or if they are not working..
its safer to reinstall Vista