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Acer 5050 crash problem.

Now i have a acer aspire 5050. Every time i try to use the laptop, sometimes i can get 20 seconds out of it, sometimes boot in windows, Sometimes play around on it for a bit. Then the screen will just go black, all lights will stay if they were light up, light up if not they wont. I try to make the computer make a noise from when you have to many keys held down at once and it wont. So this tells me that this is a hard crash. I tired with battery in, Just plugged into the wall with out the battery, plunged in with the battery with the same results..I`m hoping someone on here can give me something to check here or maybe knows what wrong. I`m using vista and ubuntu and its does the same in both operating systems. Thanks a lot for your time, hopefully someone can help me out.

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Re: Acer 5050 crash problem.

I believe that it is the hard drive loading. I will plug the monitor into it tonight when i get home..

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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Re: Acer 5050 crash problem.

It is highly unlikely its a crash......two operating systems cannot....CANNOT crash similtaneously. Its impossible! unless the hard drive you run both on is faulty BUT you wouldnt get Windows to load. Not even for a say all lights will stay if they were lit up but they some how dont stay on.........I think thats what you mean.........then you say you checked again and there were rectangles that look like a book that stopped blinking yet the power lite stayed on....Im at a lost But I dont think its a crash......only software crash it might be a hardware pronlem....

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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