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Acer Laptop keeps restarting even before entering password to log in


Sean Tan

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Hi everyone,

I have an Acer laptop which has developed a problem:

Laptop spec: Acer Aspire 4930G Windows 7 Ultimate 4gb ram 250 hdd Bought in 2008 but it's treating me as good as a new laptop.

The problem: When I turn it on it goes through the start up process but when it get to the bit before I need to enter the password to log in, a blue screen with white text flashes on and then laptop restarts itself. The same process is going on and on without able to reach to the desktop screen.

I have tried and no success on the below: F8 on start up (Tried to repair and use last known good configuration) Put in Windoes 7 installer CD to repair (nothing comes up after I click repair, screen is on but waited ages and nothing happen).

I really dont want format my laptop as I have not back up all my files and documents and pictures (sadly I saved them in both C drive and D drive, which left me with no disk to format, else I would be happy to format it).

Some people suggest that it is the problem of graphic card, and some suggests it's cause by ram.

This problem is not just happen in windows 7, it happened on windows xp to some user back in 2008, which you can see from the below link. So I think this problem is not OS-specific.

I appreciate your suggestion and I am urgently need help because my exam is coming soon and I need to use my laptop T.T.

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Sean Tan

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Well, I managed to get to the desktop via Ubuntu. I have saved all my important files on D drive. Now I am wondering how to run check disk on Ubuntu?

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buteman

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This from google but don't know if it works.

http://www.ehow.com/how6801552run-chkdsk-ubuntu.html

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buteman

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Nope did not work.Just type run chkdsk on ubuntu into google and see what it comes up with.No doubt you already tried it.

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Sean Tan

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Ok now, just want to confirm that there isn't anything like chkdsk in Ubuntu OS? I tried to type Run chkdsk /C as suggested on ehow but not valid.

All I'm going to do is to fix the OS fault on my windows 7. I can access to the desktop thought booting from Ubuntu, so I can basically save everything I want and to reformat my laptop. But this will be the last thing I am going to try.

Now, if I buy the "Hard drive case" would I be able to run chkdsk to check this drive and fix it?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Now, if I buy the "Hard drive case" would I be able to run chkdsk to check this drive and fix it?

Yes

Just use Computer - select the drive -properties - disk tools.

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Sean Tan

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Thanks. I will go ahead and order one =)

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