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Acer Aspire 5050 Won't Boot.

I turn on the computer and windows vista loads but wont go to the login screen. It just sits at a black screen with only the mouse pointer visible. I don't have a vista cd just an upgrade cd that acer gave me to upgrade from xp to vista.

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  • renaud989 Mar 20, 2008

    I just turned it on 1 day and it started doing this. i also dont have an xp disk because it came installed on the computer. it goes to the acer screen then asks if i want safe mode etc, and no matter which option i pick it goes to a black screen and nothing happens.

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Also make sure no usb devices are attached, vista always wants to control and the get permission to do what need to be done.

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Your only problem is VISTA, go back to xp vista has no benefits at all for normal uses... at least for now. Besides that problem could be caused by too many things and the information you provided is very incomplete...

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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    Carpenocte Carpediem Mar 21, 2008

    I know no windows cd comes with laptops... but what do comes is a restore cd, there is windows and you can restore your system to factory point using that cd. Just follow the instructions on the little manual and if you lost it, just go acer.com there you will find how to, by looking your laptops model.

    if after doing that you still have problems, you surely have hardware problems of some kind and evidently you will have to take your notebook to a technician. good luck

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