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Windows will not start up?


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#1 computerfunguy

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:00 PM

i am working on a buddies acer laptop running windwos 7. When i start the laptop, it shows the acer page where you can press f2 for setup, etc..., but that's it. It shows that then it restarts itself. It will not make it past that? The laptop starts up for a few second and then restarts itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I already tested the memory and that seems to be ok. thanks.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:06 PM

I had that to happen on my acer, found it to be the hard drive

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

i have a few more options to try and then i am gonna re-install windows. If windows does not re-install, than i guess we know its the hard drive. lol Usually when i have had hard drive problems, it usually comes with some sort of error message. They just might have to invest in a new one. lol hope not though. Thanks again.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

Try booting from something else. (Linux Live, Recovery CD) If you can, scan for viruses with this: ===>Virus Scan<===

Post your results, hope I could help!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

thanks for the advice. def. will try it! Keep the ideas coming everyone. I do not want to restore the system. Just a pain! lol especially if i have to do it manually if the f keys do not work.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:24 PM

someone suggested hirens boot cd? Is this effective. First i am gonna try the first rescue cd suggested? But i was just wondering about this one as well?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

Try the virus scan, then Hiren's boot CD.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

well.., bad news so far. tried the rescue disk and the laptop will not even boot to the start up menu, the disk boot menu, or any other F keys? It starts and shows the acer logo and on the bottom, of course, it says press f2 to enter start up menu. Nothing happens. It just restarts itself over and over again, ALTHOUGH, once i did press f2 and it it actually started to load, but stopped and restarted? When i first press the power button on the laptop the laptop fan starts then immediately stops as well? Maybe motherboard? one guy said he had this happen and it turned out to be hid hard drive. Is that a possibility? unable to boot any start disk OR windows 7, xp, etc.. disks?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

Something is definitely wrong, probably with the BIOS. If you can, try resetting it. Also, try swapping hard drives. See if it can boot with a different hard drive, and see if your hard drive can boot in a different computer.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

what do you mean by resetting it? and i dont have any other hard drives on me at the moment? which sux! lol

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:47 PM

This may seem scary, but you have to open the laptop. Posted Image Look for a small lithium-ion battery (like a button cell or watch battery) and remove it. Also take out the laptop battery. Wait a few minutes and put both back in.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

that is def one thing i have never done before. lol how hard is it to access? where about in the laptop would it be located? do you think this will solve the problem?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:50 PM

What is your exact laptop model so I can find a picture of it?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

it is an Acer Aspire 5733Z-4851 laptop. thanks.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

Downloading user guide and pictures to find the correct panel for you to remove, might be a few min.

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