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Operating system not found media test failure will not reboot aspire 3680

When i start will not boot gives me the black screen says the above mentioned problems operating system not found media test failure will not reboot bios cannot find hard drive. if i install recovery disk will i loose all data.

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  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    when i start will not boot gives me the black screen says the above mentioned problems operating system not found media test failure will not reboot bios cannot find hard drive. if i install recovery disk will i loose all data.

  • naitu83 Dec 05, 2008

    I have an HP dv9000 laptop. Ocassionally it starts up with a few beeps and a blank screen saying (operating system not found). I have two hard drives, I doubt either of my hard drives are fried. Both works perfectly. Any one with this problem? any help is appreciated.

  • bobs1450 Dec 08, 2008

    my acer will not boot up and all i have is a black screen.will not do anything.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Just got a new hard drive for my Acer 3680. I popped in the Windows XP disk and it just shows a black screen on startup. Can't install windows. HELP!!!

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Hi..try to remove unplug or plug in the Hard Drive,, if cant work you or nothing happens you need to re-place the hard drive.about files theirs nothing ways to recover the files if the Hard Drive is totally defective..Thanks..and GOOD LUCK...^_^

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I was told by pc world and acer that is most probs the hard drive has failed. However they said it could be a lose cable withing the laptop.!
i have the same prob. sounds like a few hundred pound to repair.!

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If you use recovery disk, yes you may lose all your data however it sounds like the hard drive has crashed anyways and you'll need a new hard drive.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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You need to replace your hard drive, as the other one is toast, I doubt very much its the controller, or a software issue, try a new hard drive and your problem will go away.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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