Acer laptop third light flashes and not turn on

Saga Lout

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It's probably best to remove the hard disk and slave it to another PC so you can rescue your personal files. Reinstalling Windows will be easy enough and it will activate when it completes.

Microsoft's website has ISO downloads for Windows 8 and 8.1. It might be necessary to replace that hard disk if it shows any signs of faults when you remove your data and when you format it before putting back in the laptop.
 

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I removed the battery in order to get it to restart and only thing plugged in was the power cord. It tries to start then goes to screen saying cannot restart with 3 options to return to windows ( which didn't work) advanced settings which asks me to save files or not and shut down it was windows 8 but have moved and cannot located discs and shut down.
 

Saga Lout

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It's probably best to remove the hard disk and slave it to another PC so you can rescue your personal files. Reinstalling Windows will be easy enough and it will activate when it completes.

Microsoft's website has ISO downloads for Windows 8 and 8.1. It might be necessary to replace that hard disk if it shows any signs of faults when you remove your data and when you format it before putting back in the laptop.
 

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Think that is what we are going to do. The person helping my is a technology person for a local company and a former student. Thanks!
 
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