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Acer 7720 will not boot

My acer 7720 will not boot.
Bios seems ok, can change settings.
If I click startup repair,screen goes blank then shuts down.
Will not start in safe mode, file start to load then it freezes.
Downloaded recovery disk,-- "Loading windows files", bar goes right across screen then blank screen, disk drive runs a few seconds more then stops.
Is it dead or repairable?.

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  • gwyn237 Jan 31, 2009

    Thank`s for the tip & link, I am willing to try anything. I have heard of something similar before but can`t remember where, it sounds like very good advice. Will give it a go and let you know how it goes, but don`t expect a reply immediatly as I`m a bit busy for a few days.

    Thank`s again

    Gwyn

  • gwyn237 Jan 31, 2009

    Found time, ubuntu runs live to a point, some apps freeze thought it may be because it was running live so tried to install. Install app begins but then freezes, I think I have a big problem, maybe HDD.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    It can be ran in safe mode and does not cut off

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Do you want to try and see if a 'Linux LiveCD' boots? This is the way I test if the computer works. You burn this CD to a disk, and then boot off of it when you're computer starts. I will not modify anything on your computer as long as you go to 'Try Ubuntu with out installing'

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Don't worry, I'm not trying to get you to install anything, just see if it boots into the 'live environment' (means you are running it off of the cd) If this works, that means that it is only your windows installation is messed up, and a reinstallation of windows should work fine with a Windows install CD NOT the recovery cd.

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  • Eddie Guarraro Jan 31, 2009

    It definately could be the harddrive. If there is a computer shop nearby, you can pay a little money and get them to put in a new harddrive. It shouldn't be more then 100, and if it fixes your issue, you computer will be alot faster then before! But before you pay for it, have them run diagnostics and see if there's something else wrong.


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