Cant get f8 key or boot to cd

i cant boot to cd i cant get f8 just get the file header checksum does not match the computed checksum, have tried new hdd different ram and tried using a usb external drive
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  1. more detail would help us trouble shoot your problem, such as ur notebook brand and specs.. your definition of F8 is when you boot up your windows?
  2. Amika said:
    more detail would help us trouble shoot your problem, such as ur notebook brand and specs.. your definition of F8 is when you boot up your windows?

    Acer extensa 5220, cant get f8 to go to safe mode wont boot into windows vista os if you put a cd in drive to try to load os to a new hdd just get hyperglithics if put in cd with existing hd get press key to boot to cd but it hangs and eventually brings up another error if you press alt f10 to try to go to recovery partition the computer reboots
  3. oldboiler said:
    Acer extensa 5220, cant get f8 to go to safe mode wont boot into windows vista os if you put a cd in drive to try to load os to a new hdd just get hyperglithics if put in cd with existing hd get press key to boot to cd but it hangs and eventually brings up another error if you press alt f10 to try to go to recovery partition the computer reboots


    Please use sentences. Trying to read something like this is a pain.

    Anyway, I would test your memory and hard disk with the Ultimate Boot CD.
    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
  4. Amika said:
    more detail would help us trouble shoot your problem, such as ur notebook brand and specs.. your definition of F8 is when you boot up your windows?



    as stated it is an acer extensa 5220, and the option of hitting f8 to get other start up problems does nothing
  5. memory and hdd are fine you can read the hdd in another computer
  6. oldboiler said:
    memory and hdd are fine you can read the hdd in another computer


    You ran the tests and they were all green? Just because they work for a bit in another computer doesn't meant they're good parts.
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