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I have a Pesario 900 was working fine..

Out of nowhere it literally started to close down, then froze. I had to take out the battery and unplug the system. when I turned it back on and tried to reboot it, it read: a disc read error occured. I have no idea why. I know I have no viruses, I scan daily. I clear all hisory on and offline and cookies daily. It showed no signs of problems....what could have happened?

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Re: I have a Pesario 900 was working fine..

Download webroot spyware program and scan for spyware in system then download registery fixer and cleaner tools as the registery gets damaged and clogged with unwanted keys then reboot if you have a exturnal hard drive save all files out and if you have got a restore dvd or cds restore back to manufacture default only if the above programs dont work as your files have been currupted in windows folder once you have done restore factory defaults and set backup all needed files and programs again then install above programs to keep things at bay. hope you can resolve this without re-installing to factury defaults.

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With the AC adapter and battery installed and it will not power up remove the adapter and the battery. Then plug in the
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Under the right hand hinge, the plastic hinge cover has cut into one or more wires

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that ok mate?

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