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Acer Load Error

I get a Load Error, Press any key to continue on my Acer Aspire 5020. (approx 3 yrs old,,Acer have looked at it but not been able to fix..I have run the recovery and setup disk, looks ok but then same error,,not recognising any disks in drive and have set to boot from both cd and hdd...same result each time. Help!

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Re: Acer Load Error

Detect the Harddisk in the BIOS setup & if it is detected then also it displays in the same manner then do one thing replace the BIOS.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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I have the same problem, could it be a loose wire???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????//

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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It only says "Load Error! Press a key to reboot..."

It will not boot in Safe Mode because it won't get to menu, just stuck in loop.

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Re: Acer Load Error

What exactly does the load error say? Usually a load error is very specific and can be corrected in BIOS. Let me know what the error states and I'll be happy to assist you.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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