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Old 05-10-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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I would appreciate any help here...
almost every time i try to boot my acer aspire 5100 it shows the acer boot screen (where you hit f2 for BIOS) and then instead of windows loading, it shows a white cursor flashing in the top left corner and this single white line flashing at random intervals. the line shows up about an inch and a half up from the bottom of the screen. it like pulses but has no pattern to it.

The computer BSODs me sometimes too

or something like that i cant remember...

my system specs are:

(I dont know when i got XP PRO last i knew it was XP MCE...)

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Acer
System Model Aspire 5100
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1595 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 72 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1595 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Acer V1.40, 6/10/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 73.37 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.03 GB

Let me know if you need more

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Problem Booting up

Have a read through these:

Support - Microsoft KB 315266

Support - Microsoft KB 228753

Another thing to try is replacing the hard drive cable with a new one. It sounds kinda silly, but bad cables have been known to cause similar problems.

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