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  • jenlove81 Apr 21, 2009

    My brand new acer desktop crashed, and someone told me it was called the "blue screen of death". I took it in to have it scanned by geek squad and they said that it was a software problem with Vista. How do I go about getting the software myself and is it covered through acer since the computer was only purchased in February and crashed in march.

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Boot from original cd's, then choose repair, that way you wont lose your documents, if you do a re-install you will be prompted to format harddrive and will lose every thing.

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I turn on the Gateway and the words Gateway come on screen, then it goes black. The keyboard is on then off then comes on again, Screen remains black.


You have a problem with the operating system. It has crashed. You will need to reinstall the operating system in your computer. Before you do that you need to back up your file in your hard drive.To do that you need a 2nd computer get a hard-drive closure external take out the hard drive of your gateway. and plug it in to the external closure and plug it in the computer and explorer and move the files you need to the other computer. After that put the hard drive back into the gate

Your computer came with a recovery disc. Use that to reinstall your computer and software. That will help your problem. Update your computer to make sure it doesn't fail again.

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How can i fix my computer it crashed


Hi,
To fix back your computer you should have operating system cd by which you have to boot your system and have to reinstall or repair depends upon your choice???

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The power failure has made the operating system (windows)to crash . if you can do some installation on your pc yourself, you can repair the operating system or better still reinstall a new operating system.

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The computer comes on and will not go past the compaq screen where you have the options to go into the boot menu


odds are that the operating system has crashed and become corrupted if you have the disc that came with the computer go ahead and reinstall the operating system but note IT WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR FILES ON THE HARD DRIVE.

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Crashed hard drive on emachines T5026


Pardon me, but NO! The statement, "two things are responsible for booting up computer RAM and Hard Drive" is simply not true.

A hard drive crash COULD cause the symptoms you describe, but that is more indicative of a virus infection. When you say the XP reinstallation disk would not start it exactly how did you use that disk? Attempt to use the repair console? Boot directly from the disk? Attempt reinstallation of the whole operating system? If you attempted reinstallation, do you also have the specific drivers for all of the components E-Machines used when they built your computer (you will need at least some of them.)

Post again with some more details about how you used the reinstallation disk.

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My computer is shutting off by itself and it is not set up to do this.


if it is shutting off while it is trying to load wondows OS then it keeps restarting windows is crashed then you will have to reinstall your operating system.

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you dont need to crash your windows all you need to do is to reformat your hard disk and reload the operating system .

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