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Can't get XP to boot after format


I can't get my Acer laptop to boot after an attempted reformat of the HDD. All I can do is access the bios. After the Acer splash page loads and conitumes to boot all I get are a few characters in the left corner and a blinking cursor. If try to type anything the computer beeps and nothing happends on the screen. I've tried to boot with the windows recovery disc that came with the computer with the same result. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Looks grim.

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Since XP and recovery CDs fail to boot or install the machine looks to have failed hard disk or other issues. Can you tell us why you needed to format?

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Vista upgrade

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During the upgrade to Vista it told me that the installation could not complete since the HDD was in the FAT32 format and not the NTFS format.

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I think I found the problem . . .

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I came to find that the recovery disc that came with my laptop wasn't working. Found another one and put that in and now the computer is reformating and reinstalling. Happy

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