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OK The only thing I can access is on the screen that first comes up and that's the acer screen. At the bottom left has press F2 enter setup. I press F2. Information, Main, Security, Boot, and Exit appear. I can look through them. When I press F5 at the acer startup screen, it gives me an option to choose my OS or do a memory check. I can do a memory check. When I click on OS it does not enter safe mode. It shuts off and on over and over. I Can't use the dvd drive either. I was told my hard drive may be corrupt or failed. I don't understand how. It was working fine yesterday and a blue window popped up saying windows has shut down to prevent system damage. Also, a computer check revealed my OS is not found. Anymore advice as what is going on and how to fix it. I can fix a desktop inside out, but not a laptop. Thanks.

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  • Millie Corkerin Miller Feb 21, 2009

    I have windows vista. I can put a cd in the drive, it just want pull up or start up and I have no way to command it to start.

  • Millie Corkerin Miller Feb 21, 2009

    I fooled around in setup and was able to do as you said and I'm having sucess. I hope it works. Thanks very much.

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Yep, sounds like a crashed / crashing hard drive. Why can't you use the cd / dvd drive? Does it not work? You're gonna need some kind of boot up cd to start troubleshooting that laptop. XP is usually my choice.

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    RescueTechLA Feb 21, 2009

    Great! Let me know if you need any more help.


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