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My acer lap top keeps shuting down so i tryed to run the recovery disks and it shut down in the middle of the recovery now it doesent show windows xp it just sayes fault protection can you help me and try to get it from shuting down even if i just turn it on after a few minutes it shuts down it was doing this before and i sent it to the manufacture and they said they replaced the mother board and worked fine for 3 months but now this i dont know if it is a bug or software problems can you help ? if i can get it to stop shutting down i can run the recovery disks please help?????

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Try getting into your bios setup and changing your boot device from the HDD to DVD or Flash drive. On most Acer's you should be able to get into the bios settings by pressing the f2 key several times at power on stage.

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Test your harddrive and make sure you don't have any bad sectors.You can do this through the bios on some machines.

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