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Car Crash I bought a Acer Aspire 3000 off a friend. It bounced around in a car role over, and a month later stopped working. He was going to give it to me for free thinking that all it need was a new HD. When i went to pick it up it worked and a gave him some money. My question has less to do with how to fix and more if I should try. The computer loads all the way to the desk top then crashes. The touch pad become unresponsive and jumpy around the time AIM is automatically loading. By the time AIM realizes there is not internet to access it is frozen. NOTHING respond ctrl alt delete or holding the power button does nothing. To get it to shut down I have to pull the bat. This happens about 2\3 to 3\4 of the time. If it dose not freeze it works fine (using it right now). It worked for some time after the crash with no problems. So that made me beleave the HD is starting to die due to his high demand applications he us to do. My theory that it did not get damaged from the crash waned when i found a crack in the joint for the monitor. Now my question is a judgment one. Would it be worth it to try to replace the ram or HD. Because there is the chance that the terminals are bad or there is something else wrong. Or should i just run it till it dies Or Or give it back. At this point the computer is only worth 200 - 300 on ebay so I don't want to wast to much money one it. Considering I gave him 200 with a promise of a complete refund (and I'm on a very tight budget and hate ebay) Advice?

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It wouldn't do you any harm to run CHKDSK (type that word into Windows help for guidance on the various options and how to set it going). It's one of the system management tools that comes as part of Windows..

If you run it in thorough mode, it will give you a good idea if the disk is damaged. If you let it repair errors as it finds them, it might even set you straight.

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