Posted 08 October 2012 - 01:02 AM
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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