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Acer 5050 freezes after being turned on. Mouse pad unresponsive

I attempted to log onto a secured network with the wi -fi to test a wi-fi antennae I installed. The screen scrambled. After restarting ,the screen froze. The mouse pad would not work. I reloaded the software. It worked for a day then stopped. It has Vista software. I am far from being a tech guy. Laptop is hardly used.

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  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    this does not work, nor restart, nor updates, nor uninstall

    ajk

  • Gevurah Mar 06, 2009

    i reformated my acer 5050 too, and tried vista and xp, and same thing happens to me, exept mine didnt work for even a day... someone please help :(

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You might need to repair your os but you'll be needing a vista cd

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