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Sounds like the hard drive has an issue. Do you hear a very faint clicking sound when it tries to boot up? put your ear near the front of the laptop, bottom of keyboard area and listen for a clicking sound. if you hear a click click click click sound repeating continuously, its a failing hard drive. If you hear ths sound, you will need to buy a replacement hard drive. Replacing it is easy. Turn your laptop upside down and look for the small door that houses your hd. Unscrew the door and take hard drive out. Now you take this hard drive to Staples and ask them for a replacement. Once you know what you need, whether Sata or IDE hard drive, you can buy a replacement cheaply on eBay or buy it from any computer store. pop the hard drive back in and then you should be able to install a new operating system on the laptop. If you do not hear a clicking sound, then you may have a corrupted windows boot. Have you tried booting in safe mode? as you turn the power on, hold down the f8 button. You will get a screen asking if you want to boot in safe mode. Select, safe mode with networking. If it boots normally in safe mode, you can then put in your windows cd and do a repair. If you cannot boot into safe mode, and you have tried replacing hard drive, but cd/dvd is still not working, then you may need o take it in or diagnostics. You can buy very cheaply on eBay, a connector that will allow you to connect your hard drive to another computer via USB. This will allow you to test the hard drive and also possibly get data of of it, provided the hard drive is not too badly damaged. I hope this helps.. Please ask any questions you might have.
Posted on Oct 22, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it's in the bios, hit F2 when it's booting, and go to drives, and set it from there..you will see them..you may need to turn them off, and then restart, then F2 again, and then turn them back on.
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Posted on Mar 13, 2008
This happens sometimes due to faulty memory or faulty software that causes errors in filesystem. You need to obtain a Windows XP with the correct edition that is installed and boot into it. Then go into Recovery Console and wait for the c: prompt asking which windows you want to log into. Select 1 for C: windows. Then it will ask you for the administrator password. Enter it or press enter if there is no password. Type chkdsk c: /r at the c:\windows prompt and leave to run. It will take about 15 -30 mins. When finished, type exit and press enter. Press ctrl+alt+del to restart computer.
If problem is fixed, computer should start up fine now.
If you still have the problem, let me know so we can try something else.
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
SOURCE: wont boot to start up windows
1. Disconnect the AC adapter from the laptop.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds then release it. (You will not see anything happen)
4. Connect the AC Adapter to the laptop. Make sure the AC Adapter is plugged in.
5. Turn the computer on as normal.
6. Once Windows boots, insert the battery.
If the notebook still does not power on, we recommend the notebook be serviced by our authorized repair depot. You can set this up for service yourself by going to www.acerpanam.com; click on the link for Depot Repair. If you are out of warranty, or you would rather do this via phone, please contact Acer Technical Support at 1-800-816-2237, Mon-Fri 7am-9pm CST and Sat-Sun 8am-5pm CST excluding holidays
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
Remove battery and power
Remove memory in lower socket, the one on the system board and try reboot with just power cord. May have bad socket
Posted on May 20, 2010
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