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When I push the power button I get the Acer logo for a couple seconds then black screen with upper left blinking cursor only. The only thing I can do in the very start of puter is push F2 for setup. Nothing else.

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Put in windows disc. Make sure computer boots from disc drive. Do a startup repair in vista/7. In XP let the disc load then select REPAIR COMPUTER. It will go into recovery console. Type your password, select your drive, then type CHKDSK /R. Let it scan. Restart.

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