acer aspire ax3810

January 1, 2011 at 08:59:02
Specs: Windows XP
hi my desk top will not boot up just get a blank screen with cursor flashing top left corner is this a dead hard drive

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January 1, 2011 at 09:26:29
Could be. Try booting in Safe Mode and see if it loads. Also so if it's recognized in the bios.

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January 1, 2011 at 09:42:03
Did this same hard drive load the same Windows installation on the same computer previously ?

If you're trying to boot from a hard drive that had Windows installed on it when it was connected to a different mboard, if the hardware of the two mboards is more than a little different , Windows will often NOT load properly - that's a normal situation. That can be fixed easily without you losing your personal data on the Windows partition, if you have a Windows CD that's the same version, Home or Pro, as that of the Windows installation, and a proper Product Key.

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