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Acer Aspire 3610 Freezes upon initial powering on

When I hit the power button, the Acer logo screen appears & the loading bar at the bottom would usually last 1-2 seconds before it went to the desktop.  This morning for the 1st time, it locked-up on this screen.  To get around it, I have to press the space bar.  Then, it's followed by a never-ending beep, which you have to press the space bar again to kill the sound & go to the desktop.


I thought my problem was over; however, once I opened a Word document, I noticed that the W and S keys weren't working either.


Any potential solutions/recommendations to follow for this problem that has just popped-up all of a sudden?  Would greatly appreciate any feedback.

Thanks!  Dave Coleman

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Re: Acer Aspire 3610 Freezes upon initial powering on

U have a problem with hdd


Check RAM

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