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Acer Aspire SA85


My machine can't boot although the hard disk can boot from other machines

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  • Seporo Lentsoane
    Seporo Lentsoane Feb 20, 2008

    Hey there

    I've tried that but it still can't boot, Ive even tried disconnecting other booting devices but to no avail, it says update is successful and then shows a blue screen then restarts again

  • Seporo Lentsoane
    Seporo Lentsoane Feb 20, 2008


    Ive tried doing that but still can't boot, it says update success there after shows a blue screen and then kicks me out

  • Gland Mar 25, 2008

    my acer sa 20 wont boot up when i turn it on .the lites come on and it tries to read the cd drive and shuts down.i moved the hd to another computer and it works fine as a slave i was able to backup my files. but would like to have my acer working.this system came from tiger direct and they allready replaced the motherboard last year.i hope this is not the problem.

    this time.

    G Andrews

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    i tried to change it to boot from will boot up as far as the desktop.i get all mt icons.but if i move the mouse or press any key's it shut's down.

    now it wont boot at all.the lights don't even come on the key board now.




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Go into the BIOS, usually by pressing the F9 Key, and change the boot order so that the hard drive is the first thin g on the list.

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    Alexander Selby Feb 20, 2008

    An ha, so you have the blue screen of death. Heres what to do, google "Bart PE" run the program, don't worry about adding any plugins you won't need them, and put it onto a cd. now boot from this CD. Then you should get a generic looking desktop. click on go, and select command prompt. Now at the command prompt type this without the parenthesis ( CHKDSK C:/r ) including the space. let this thing run until it is finished, then reboot, and take out the cd, and you should have your laptop back.



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