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Long time to boot acer 3680

I am running windows vista. when I turn it on it states "windows is resuming" but it never resumes. after 5 to 10 minutes it turns off again. any more help you can offer. thank you much for your assistance.

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  • pwelcome Dec 18, 2008

    Thank you. It is turning on and off great now.

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Hmm... It sounds like you may need to do go into safe mode and do a chkdsk /r at a command prompt. You could try a System Restore Point if nothing else works... If you need to backup any data and reinstall this is a great OS to do it with: http://www.ubuntu.com
It will allow you to boot off the CD, get online, and even explore your Vista NTFS Partition.

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