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08-Jun-2012, 06:37 PM #1
Post Acer Aspire 5100 won't boot
Several months ago, i was using my acer aspire 5100 laptop when the mouse suddenly stopped moving and the computer became unresponsive. When i restarted it it worked for about 30 seconds and the same thing happened. I've removed the operating system and initially, i was able to re-install it, only to find the same problem. I then wiped the hard drive using a boot CD and now it won't even boot from disk. Also, it froze when installing windows xp (I think this was the same issue as when it initially broke), and for a while it came up with a PXE-61 error which now no longer appears.
The laptop managed to run linux ubuntu for about a week no problem until the same error occurred.
any tips would be great

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09-Jun-2012, 05:32 AM #2
My guess would be test the memory.
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09-Jun-2012, 07:39 AM #3
"Wiping" the drive may have made it unusable. Quite a few people have lost perfectly good drives that way. Why would someone do that to a drive they want to keep?
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