Acer laptop not working, Cant enter safe mode and Startup Repair fails
Acer 1830t will not boot
I usually use my laptop before bed, close it on battery, then use it the next day without issue for a year or more now. I assume it goes into sleep mode.
However I woke up to what seemed to be a dead battery the other morning. So I plugged in, however when I powered on the laptop would not get to the Windows 7 screen:
- It would go to the first screen with the white Acer logo
- Then a line would flash a few times on the very top left of the screen
- Then the screen goes black
- Touching the power button here kills it instantly.
A quick Google brought up a number of things to try, the most legitimate seemed to be booting in safe mode and to try repair from the Windows 7 disk.* Booting in safe mode, which I was told is F8, did nothing, brought me to the same blinking curser than blank screen. The repair failed and told me: [LINK]
So where do I go from here? Obviously I want to get this unit running again, if nothing else, get what's on the hard drive off.
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I don't care about saving documents anymore, I just want my computer to work like when it came out of the box.
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It now seems to be completely broken. It has switched on occasionally but just cuts out. I have managed to get the startup repair screen up a few times but it just cuts out and never finishes.
The majority of the time, I switch it on and I get the Acer screen come up and then it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor and nothing.
I should say that I know nothing about computers and I'm going to need an idiots guide. I don't have any discs between.
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I have tried booting into safe mode, but that gives me the BSOD too. I also tried putting in my Win 7 DVD thinking maybe I could repair from it, but I got BSOD after it loaded the setup files.
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Problem Event Name – Startup repair offline
Problem Signature 01 – 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02 – 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03 – unknown
Problem Signature 04 – 21200706
Problem Signature 05 – AutoFailOver
Problem Signature 06 – 9
Problem Signature 07 – CorruptFile
OC Version – 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1 | Local ID – 1033
Start Repair cannot determine cause.
Ran System Restore three times with different dates and saw “An unexpected errpr (0X8000f).
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I've asked Windows to produce a dump file in the event of a BSOD, but none have been created. I've gone through all driver updates I can think of, HP siteupdates, reinstalled the OS twice, etc.
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