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Have an acer computer, you turn it on, it goes to the acer screen then a window pops up that says not enough disk space for this app..or something like that. it turns off then goes back on, doing the same thing

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    Bill Speer May 11, 2010

    That's unusual but let's start at the top. Can you boot into Safe Mode? This will load the bare minimum the computer needs to start up. From a powered off state, tap the F8 button repeatedly as it starts up. If that is successful (and I'm not sure either way), the computer display will be in a low resolution so don't worry about the way the display looks.
    Go to My Computer and then your hard drive which is usually C. Right click it and choose Properties and see how much space is left. Blue is used. Magenta is empty. We're hoping to see some magenta color. If there is little to no magenta, look for the Disc Cleanup button. Click it and let the computer do its thing. After it has finished, check all the boxes except Compress blah,blah. This will take a bit of time.
    Let me know your results either way. I'll monitor this thread for awhile.


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The Master Boot Record is corrupted so it cannot boot to operating system. Load your Windows CD and let it run, it will look like it is loading but it will eventually stop and ask if you want to continue or repair. Choose repair. That will fix it and then restart your computer.


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