Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook ?

No system found ...and tells check cable

\015 I cant turn on the computer it tells\015\012no system found ...and tells check cable\015\012\015

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I assume this is XP.

Can you see the drive in the bios? if not:

try removing the hard drive and reinstall. maybe the hard drive contacts are not all connected properly. If you still can't see the drive in the bios, connect it to another PC via a usb adapter.
If the drive is not detected when connected to another pc via usb, the\015\012hard drive may be dead. If the\015\012drive is detected, put it back in the laptop and check the bios: if drive not seen then laptop drive controller is ng.
If you see the drive in the bios:

Boot from a windows xp cd, click install - go to recovery console and type: chkdsk c: /r at the command prompt. This will check the hard drive for bad sectors and check the file system.....if it is detected.

If it is detected but this does not fix it, boot to a windows xp cd, click install and next. Setup will look for an existing XP install. If it sees one, you will have the option to repair windows by pressing "r". If setup does not see an existing XP install, Contact a service shop for data recovery if you have important files you can't lose. If you don't need files, restore pc to factory settings:

alt+F10 at boot to trigger restore. If no good then restore with original discs you got with it. Or contact Acer and purchase a set (free if in warranty)

Hope this helps!

Can you enter the CMOS and veryfy that is boothing from the hard disk? you have to remove any cd, dvd, usb drive too. Enter the BIOS/CMOS by pressing F2 xor DEL when booting. Look for BOOT sequence, and set the hard disk as firt boot device. If after that doesnt boot, reinstall OS and if after that doesnt boot, you need a new HD.
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