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My Aspire V5-171 of two years began to restart on its own every now and then. Then it became a quite frequent reboot loop.
After trying everything to restore its original factory settings (except the restore disks, which I don't have) and the same reboot loop would continue happening, I went into the BIOS and accidentally changed from UEFI to legacy.
Now I can't access the BIOS to correct that nor can I boot from a self-bootable USB drive.
I have been trying to boot from the USB by pressing F2+Esc+Power Button, and although the fan turns full speed and the 2GB bootable USB drive [for flashing the BIOS 2.21] sometimes blinks sporadically as if being accessed, the screen remains black and there is no boot. The same happens with the Windows 7 recovery USB bootable drive.
I haven't been able to create a Windows 8.1 recovery bootable drive as I don't have my Windows Key, which is hidden somewhere within the machine that I can't access. Still, it doesn't seem it will boot from the USB no matter what.
Dear experts, anything else I can try?
Thank you in advance!