Having problems with your Acer TravelMate 290 Notebook ?

Acer 290 notebook can't boot up and keep restart after detect CDROM and Harddisk. Press F2 or F12 also can't go to bios..Put the Recover disk/boot disk, it boot up halfway and then restart again.


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I have exactly the same problem and that is why i am on fixya looking for an answer ....the problem is when i turn my laptop on ..it shows acer logo during POST and then restarts again ....i tried pressing f2 to go to system settings but system settings does not open and laptop restarts ....and a loop of restarts just begins ..
:( the only way to stop is to take the battery out ...:(.....here i know every thing of my laptop is correct ..the fault is with the hard disk drive ..>>that its read/write head is not on the correct place (boot sector) when i turn on the laptop ....i tried taking the HDD out and then restarting laptop it works and i can reach system settings now by pressing f2.....so actually my laptop runs POST test but does not boot from hard disk as harddisk has malfunctioned ...i tried booting from a usb but of no use ...even when 'usb boot' is selected in boot sequence ....now i want to know how can i get my hard disk to work ..plz help ....any one ..plz ....

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Check the RAM modules ..remove and reinsert ...then check if the problem persists or not ...
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