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Acer Aspire 5100

By Laska
Sep 1, 2009
  1. hi
    I have a friends acer aspire 5100 that was getting stuck on the windows login screen.
    So I used GPARTED and saw there were 3 partitions.
    two were 50+ gigs and the 3rd was 4.11 gigs.
    So I used GPPARTED to make one partition.
    So I tried to format it but wouldn't see the drive. So I used GPARTED again and saaw that it wasn't allocated.
    SoI then booted with GPARTED again and now have a bigger problem.
    Now it boots with beeps,, one long and two short so is a vid prob now as the screen is black.

    any suggestions on how/what program to use to get the drivers to install so I can see the screen?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. Seftak

    Seftak TS Rookie

    You may have caused a little video probleme but your main probleme is that you completely screwed your boot partition.

    Using partitionning tool like Partition Magic or Gparted to modify partition that have boot sector on it is not a great thing to do, you may damage some systeme file and crash your systeme.

    The only solution i see is to try to back-up your file with another computer and reinstall Windows.
     
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