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#1 benny269

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:02 AM

Hi

I've had an Acer 6920G for a couple years and about 6 months ago it had a pretty major virus/malware infection and/or bad sectors on the HDD. While I was trying to clean it, removing files made it worse, laptop eventually locked up more and more. Eventually I tried to restore it without success and then I tried to run the repair utility from the boot screen - it froze midway through the process. After that, turning the laptop on and off never gets me past the screen with the blinking cursor.

I have a Windows 7 boot CD which I have checked runs on others but does not work on my laptop. I'm pretty sure the boot order was correctly set to boot from CD first but I can't get into the BIOS. I get the Acer screen when I turn it on but it has no instructions to access the BIOS. Acer's usually use F2 but I've tried as many as I can, nothing works. Aside from buying a new laptop, what can I do?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

Update:

I managed to remove the HDD from the laptop, use an IDE to SATA converter to hook it up to my desktop. From there I could format the drive and reinstall Windows 7.

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