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OMG!!! Ok, I have an Acer Aspire 5100. It used to work fine, but now whenever i press the power button, the white screen that says Acer comes on, and it looks like it's turnin on, but then it goes beep beep and this black screen with four errors comes up and you can either press F1 to resume, or F2 for setup. I have no idea what to do in the setup, so I try not to mess with it. But when I press F1 to resume, it makes me enter my Primary Master HDD User Password. That's fine, i know what it is, but it used to not do that. After I enter that it gives me the choices of Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings), and Start Windows Normally, or you can wait for a countdown to finish. I've tried them all, and they all lead to where you see the Windows XP screen and the three blue lines are supposed to scroll across, but the blue lines dont. It's like it's frozen. Then I have to restart, and the process continues. This has been happening for a few months now, and it's driving me CRAZY!!! If there is any solution to this, PLEASE let me know. Answers are appreciated!

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Well the best solution would be to simply yell at the people at Acer or whoever sold it to you to help you at first but if theres probably a fatal error in your hard drive and you need to reinstall windows or take it to a place like the Geek Squad at Best Buy and they'll deal with it and might be able to retrieve some of the stuff on your hard drive. What it comes down to is worst case scenario your hard drive physically is broken in which case you actually need a new one or it's just some bug in windows that needs to be fixed and you can just reinstall it. Either way it'd probably be good to just take it to a professional and have them take a look at it and just get there opinion.

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Do you still have the acer restore disks that came with the laptop? you have to use them to fix the problem, or if you have a windows installation disk you need to reinstall or do a repair install on the windows.

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