As normal I left my laptop on when I went to work last Wednesday, when I got back there was a black screen with "System failure" or similar written on it.
Now, when I turn on my computer, after the initial "Acer" boot up screen I get a black screen which has a couple of error messages, something about "test media cable" and ends with "Operating system not found"
I have now been without a home computer for almost a week, and I'm finding life very difficult (lots of online activities I need to do - not least my banking).
Can my operating system be retrieved, or is everything lost?
The laptop is a 3yr old Acer, and is no longer under guarantee.
Thanks for any help you can give me