Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
WHEN I TURN IT ON IT QUICKLY FLASHES UP THE USUAL START SCREEN WITH INTEL OR ACER WHATEVER IT IS THEN FLASHES PAST THE WINDOWS XP DISPLAY SCREEN AND THE SWITCHES TO A BLACK AND WHITE SCREEN WITH HEAPS OF WRITING SAYING START COMPUTER NORMALLY PLUS SEVERAL OTHER OPTIONS NONE OF WHICH WORK. THEN AFTER SO MANY UNSUCCESSFUL TRIES IT SWITCHES TO A DIFFERENT SCREEN REQUESTING A PIN NUMBER BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT PIN THEY WANT. I BOUGHT IT OFF A MATE WHO BOUGHT IT NEW ORIGINALLY BUT HAVE SINCE LOST CONTACT WITH HIM. PLEASE HELP ME FIX IT MATE
This is generally the indication that the hard drive has failed and needs replaced. Replace the hard drive, format it, and install a new operating system and you'll be set.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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