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When I turned on my laptop a screen popped up telling me to do a start-up test. When I clicked to do the test, a black screen came up with "Start-up test" failed. Hard disk not exist. Now I cannot turn off the computer or get out of the black screen. Could someone please help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i have had the samething happen recently it seems if you disconnect from internet prior to logging off take out the battery after shutdown leave it out till nexttime you need the com itll start i tried this the last couple days after a month of it not starting right or not at all tried all the solutions posted this has worked for me i took out the little battery that keeps the clock set at right date and time so when i do get it started i just click on the clock and reset the date and time i dont know if pulling the battery is necessary but i actually snapped mine by mistake but atleast i can get it too start so far everytime thank god for little miricales acers ok but not ths model for sure themodel is ace 5050 aspire
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
The black screen with flashing cursor can be caused by the files needed to boot being located in sectors of the hard drive that can no longer be read.
You can try booting to the XP CD, and go to recovery console and RUN CHKDSK /F See if that fixes the file structure and allows the system to boot. If that fails, you can try a repair installation of Windows. If that fails, the most likely resolution is replacing the HDD and reloading Windows and the drivers.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Ok, so I have a Dell Inspiron 2650 with the same problem. Screen randomly turns off (or rather the backlight of the screen turns off, and if you look closely enough the screen itself is still on). Using the function key mentioned above, or closing/opening the lid brings the screen back for a while, but the problem repeats randomly every few seconds.
Now, this just started happening a couple of hours ago, and after stripping my computer, found that there is a fan at the back of the machine (roughly in the middle) that blows directly onto the graphics card heat-sink. This fan seems to not be working at all.
I have currently got a normal upright fan blowing directly onto the back of my computer, and this seems to reduce how often the screen turns off substantially.
Still experimenting, but will keep you posted.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
there is some problem in your Hard disk.
You can defragment all drives.
if the problem still there, you can try to format your disk.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
SOURCE: Hi!My laptop (HP G7000)can not
Your hard disk has indeed failed, this is not an indication of a spyware problem. Your best bet, if the laptop is under warranty, is to contact HP for a replacement hard drive.
If, however, your are out of warranty or would prefer to do it yourself, it appears your laptop has a 2.5" SATA hard drive. You don't need a huge one, your failed hard drive was probably between 80-160GB. Do not get a hard drive with a PATA/IDE interface, or a 3.5" hard drive, as these will neither work nor fit in your computer.
There are several screws on the bottom of your laptop. You will not likely need to remove the entire laptop case, and many times the bottom of the laptop is labeled with icons or a description of the component beneath the panel in question. When you replace the hard drive, pay attention to the orientation of the old hard drive, as well as where any different size screws were placed.
Finally, you will need to restore your computer with a set of disks. As you will be replacing your hard drive, any restore partition that was previously on your computer will have been lost.
Please let me know if you have any other questions related to this issue. Thanks!
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
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