Looking over the other questions, none are exactly like mine.
I have a Acer 3000 abouot 2 years old. All of a sudden she resuses to load the operating system. I turn it on. I get the Acer logo and after the hd whirs and clicks a while and a SYS test screen is on, it then informs me that it can't find the operating system.
If I boot from the Acer recovery disk it goes to a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner that doesn't respond to the keyboard.
There is no way to get in to the recovery process.
I'm thinking bad hd. Fortunately there's no much on it. But I don't want to buy a new on (hd, that is) if a few key strokes or something else non-hardware will fix the problem.