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I have an Acer Aspire 5532. The night before it began to have problems i just shut the lid for sleep mode. The next day i go to turn it on, and the black Acer screen comes up but it freezes there. I can sometimes manage to press F2 but it just says please wait and freezes. Can i get a solution?

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Try and unplug the laptop from the power cord, then remove the battery. Leave it out for a few minutes, put it back and see what happens.

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Can you boot off a windows setup disk and run startup repair?

You can try resetting the CMOS too, although it may be harder to do so in a laptop. See if you can run Memtest to test your RAM.

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The Acer screen indicates it freezes in the POST... So no, I don't think he'll be able to boot from a disk... – BloodPhilia Aug 28 '10 at 23:01
I see, my mistake. – Vervious Aug 28 '10 at 23:26

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