Laptop would turn on for a few seconds, I could hear the fan going but it would turn off. I did reseat the memory modules, now when I try to turn it on atleast I see the acer splash screen, after a few seconds the screen goes black, but comp is still on. I have tried connecting an external monitor but it does the same thing. When I turn it on and enter F2 it will let me into setup and the screen stays on with no problems. Not sure why the screen goes blank when I dont enter F2. Please help with any suggestions, thanks again.
This will recover from most of the hive system failures:
Boot to the command prompt and type:
Press Enter and follow the on-screen prompts to restore to an earlier date/time
if will not boot to commamd prompt then:
Restore from recovery console
boot from the XP CD. Start Windows Setup and press R to access the recovery console. Select your Windows installation, then type the administrator password – press Enter if there isn't one. Now enter the following commands:
CD C:\ CD "system volume information\_resto~1" DIR
You'll see a list of restore point folders with names such as RP1, RP2 and so on. Pick the restore point you wish to use, using the folder date stamps to guide you. Enter the commands:
CD RPx (the restore point you chose) CD SNAPSHOT
This takes you into the folder containing the restore point snapshot files. Copy the Registry backups so that they overwrite the existing Registry files.
Managed to retrieve pics and files from the hard drive using Knoppix. Would definetely recommend this CD!!! After all files were saved on a flash drive, I was able to reinstall windows. I appreciate all the help and suggestions, thank you.
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