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I have a puzzle for you ,I will describe the fault, and you leave me any information you can gather. The hard drive on Acer (xp) is 40gb, split into c&d drives The disc would not defrag as only 15% was free on drive C due to D being kept for data. Nick in work gave a disk with partition magic I made C nearly the complete size of the hard drive. This worked fine. I then defragmented the drive three times as instructed oops the computer stopped working When I turn on the computer the fan stays on ,The screen stays blank and the hard drive light stays off nothing comes up on the screen not even the Acer logo so I cannot us the recovery disk Adam thinks it is just a coincidence and that processor or motherboard has failed anything spring to mind

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It is worth knowing the hard drive is up behind the battery
on the 1520 acer laptop.so no need to take the laptop to bits
anyhooo it did not solve the problem and the price
of parts makes it unviable to invest in the machine.
many thanks for trying.

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There is nothing that changing the partition or volume information on the Hard drive would do to cause this issue. My first suggestion would be to unplug the Hard Drive and then try turning the PC on. If you get the Acer logo up then the Hard drive has failed. Otherwise there is something wrong with the Motherboard or RAM.

I would suggest taking it in for Warranty service if it is still under warrnaty, otherwise try what I have suggested. Good luck.

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