I have an Acer 5332 laptop running Windows 7. When I switch it on nothing happens. There doesn't even appear to be any Hard Drive movement.
I've took the drive out and connected it to my other laptop and all the files are accessible.
I've used Chkdsk on the normal and 'System Reserved' partitions and its come out ok.
I've tried using a W7 boot disc and that reads for a while then nothing. I even tried connecting the laptop to a monitor via the lead in case it was just the screen but still nothing.
Does this hint at a hardware failure past the hard drive and RAM. I would try a new hard drive but I don't want to throw good money after bad if the laptop has had it.
Also, is there a way to extract the Windows 7 key from the data on the hard drive? I was just thinking if it is a new drive I need I could use it to install a new copy. It's a legit copy and the sticker on the case has long worn off.
Any help much appreciated.