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what is wrong with my acer emachine?

by shazzbroken / April 2, 2013 6:23 PM PDT

when i turn my computer on it says it is starting windows and then nothing happens but a pulsing white light at the bottom of the screen. sometimes it even says there is an error and cant come out of hibernation. please help

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Re: what is wrong
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 6:36 PM PDT

I'd start with booting into the recovery console (that's XP speak, it's called the Command Prompt option of Startup Repair in Windows 7), rename the hibernation file and reboot. That renaming can be done after booting from a Linux disk also.

If the cause is a corrupted hibernation file, it should be solved, because I expect Windows to boot normally now. But there are a lot of other issues that might cause it not to work. It's imaginable, for example, there is some hardware issue causing the recovery console (or equivalent) or a Linux boot disk not to work or the renaming of the hibernation file to fail.

Better be prepared for a clean install of your OS, or replacement of the hard disk or replacement of the motherboard.


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by Willy / April 3, 2013 1:57 AM PDT

Was there any clue prior to developing this problem? Are you saying the problem goes away with a reboot? You lack details, so anything you provide should narrow down the problem. As already stated to you, have you used a "repair disc" or process to see if that helps. If so used, and it doesn't fix it it should at least provide a cluw to what needs attention, when it's done, display a "advanced viewing of error" or similar wording. The error displayed can be then googled to see what it refers to unless you know.

tada -----Willy Happy

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