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My Acer Aspire 5100 wont start up correctly

When i start the laptop, the monitor shows the acer logo and the blue startupbar, then the screen has a flashing underscore in the top left corner and after a few seconds, goes blank, as in the blank selection for a screensaver. I tried restarting and hoding down f8, but i just get a loud beeping noise. I tried another key and it made the same noise. I restarted and pressed f2 at the logo screen and everything there works fine, i have all the options for setting the startup password, turning off the startup logo, ect. but it still goes to the blank screen no matter what i do. Please help, I am very worried, i ran regular full scans using spyware doctor before this so i dont think it is a virus, again, please help.

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    when i turn on the labtop it immediately shuts off.

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Acer is the cheapest brand on the market to date.If you have about 5-700 dollars you can pick up a HP Compaq. Oneof the best brands.They are a part of HP

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Please email me for more info on problem, meanness628@aim.com

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I had the same problem after running an update to my Norton anti-virus software. When booting the laptop, press F2 to go to the setup menu. One of the options allows you to change the order that is searched when booting up. I moved the boot from hard drive to the last option, allowing it to boot from a network first (which it doesn't find), then from a portable device second (which it doesn't find), and finally from the hard drive. When I boot up, after it doesn't find the first two options, it boots from the hard drive with no problem.

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I had this problem recently with my Acer Extensa 5620. I backed up all my data to a portable hard drive, then reinstalled Windows. I hooked up the portable HD with the intention of running a virus scan before transferring everything back over, only to find that the screen was still blank even with the Windows reinstall -- yet I was able to get the boot screens like you've been. After trying a few different things I ended up shipping my laptop to Acer in Texas and they found that the hard drive had gone bad and gave me a new one (thankfully I was still within my 1-year warranty period so it only cost me the shipping to Texas -- they paid the return shipping).

Your problem sounds identical to mine and the new hard drive fixed me right up. I recommend talking to Acer and either shipping your laptop to them for diagnostics or they can probably hook you up with a local service center (they offered me the option of taking mine to Best Buy for service, but I don't trust them). If you're within warranty it should only cost you shipping; if you're not there will likely be a fee but it sounds like the hard drive is the problem.

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It seems your hard drive has corupted.
This sucks, all you have to do is push ALT F10 and then go through the reseting menu, you will loose everything on there though except the original data.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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