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Laptop won't boot stuck on black screen with flashing cursor


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I have an acer 5517 I only had it for a year and a half, I have windows 7 installed on it. I've already tried booting up the laptop with the windows 7 boot disk, I've tried safe mode and all other F keys, when I press any key on my laptop it just makes a beeping sound and nothing happens. I just can't get past the black screen with a flashing cursor.

Help will be greatly appreciated.
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:)

Is it a 32 or a 64 bit system?
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It's a 64bit system.
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For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • As an alternate method, you can boot with the installation CD and follow the steps to reach the Recovery options.
  • Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt
[*]Select Command Prompt
[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
[*]In the command window type e:\frst64 and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
[*]The tool will start to run.
[*]When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
[*]Press Scan button.
[*]It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.[/list]
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Thanks for the help, but when I tapped F8 nothing happens. My computer just beeps. I've tried the original Windows 7 disc but nothing pops up, I hear my computer reading the disc, but nothing shows up on the screen. The only thing that shows up is a black screen with the blinking cursor to the top left corner of my computer.

Thanks again for your help
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Are you able to see the BIOS splash logo at startup? -or- The beep just comes up after just turning the computer ON? How many beeps? Are they long or short beeps, or a combination of both? The number of beeps and their lengths do mean something.

Most problems are due to bad memory modules. Check your memory modules. The Acer Aspire 5517 comes with two modules. Open the RAM memory compartment and swap the modules. You can also check one module at a time.
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