Acer :: Extensa 4630Z New Vista Install "No Drives Were Found"

Apr 4, 2010

my friend's laptop was to the point of no return so I wiped the HDD, popped a legit copy of vista in, (no recovery disks available), and proceeded to install it. Unfortunately right after where you enter the product key, the screen entitled "where do you want to install windows?" doesn't have a drive listed. I've tried switching from AHCI to IDE, boot order, etc. Could anyone explain to me how i can just install crappy vista again?

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Acer :: Extensa 4630z

Dec 5, 2008

Why does the fan run so damn much? I know that the bottom of the laptop does not get hot like Compaq and Sony, but it is damn annoying. There seems to be two speeds, one that is low and runs silently, and the high...this is the problem.

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Acer :: Extensa 4630z Driver

Dec 7, 2008

I had to reinstall windows vista on my computer because att communication manager messed my computer up...

Now that i have the new windows vista i dont have the drivers and i cant seem to find them...

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Acer :: Extensa 4630z- Pictures Look Bad

Dec 23, 2008

i got to fix my Acer Extensa 4630z...

I have all the drivers and everything and it was all good for a couple of days

but yesterday everytime i look at an image on the internet it looks really bad resolution... is like all the images turned to low quality.

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Acer :: Extensa 4630z Loses Battle With Soda

Aug 25, 2009

Alright...in a freak accident which I can't even begin to explain, my 5 month old laptop ended up with some soda on the keyboard. I've never had this happen to me before, so I had no idea what to do. It wouldn't shut off, so I unplugged it...but I didn't think to remove the battery.

Long story short...I took the entire thing apart, cleaned every single piece I could find, and put it back together...too late. I get no power, not even in the indicator lights on the front when it's plugged in. We checked the voltage from the PS, and everything was fine there.

Here's my dilemma. I have searched, and Googled, and Ebay'd and I find not ONE mainboard for the 4630z series. The ONLY ones I can find are 4620. How is that possible that no one has these things for sale? I thought maybe there was the possibility that the 4620 would work, but my mainboard is blue, and the 4620 is green...I'm not sure if this signifies a difference or not.

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Acer :: Acer Extensa 4630Z - Wireless Driver

Nov 17, 2008

I just installed XP Pro on my Acer Extensa 4630Z and I installed all the drivers successfully but the wireless driver. I tried all the drivers from acer's support site [url] none of them work. I also tried what worked for Davoucci with same laptop but this driver also doesn't work for me

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Acer :: Replacement Drives >80GB In Extensa 6602WLMi

Aug 17, 2009

My trusty Acer Extensa 6602WLMi is giving a "SMART Failure Predicted" warning at boot so it looks like I'll have to fit a new hard drive

The current drive is a WD800UE 80GB and my BIOS is 3A28.

Does anyone if there are any BIOS limitations stopping me fitting a new 120GB, 160GB or 320GB drive? I'd like to fit a new 320GB drive if possible

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Acer :: Crystal Eye HD Not Found In Vista And XP

Nov 29, 2008

My Acer Aspire 6935 has a buit-in webcam (064e a_117 in device manager) which is perfectly running according to the device manager (no yellow mark), but still can't be found by the Acer Crystal eye software in Vista. Same problem in msn or vlc.

I've installed a multiboot with xp and same problem in xp.

I've tried using the latest driver, but it's a generic windows driver, so it's the latest one.

I've tried using a specific driver, I've found one in the Asus website. It's a driver for the 64e a_117 according to the *.inf file, and now the webcam is recognized as USB 2.0 UVC HD webcam. But still not found in msn or vlc. And still fully working according to the device manager.

yesterday, i've opened the lcd cover to unplug and replug the device physically. But nothing special, it keeps saying that it's not found.

So my question is :
What can i try now to fix this webcam ?

I forgot to say that the webcam was really working two weeks ago, and windows restore didn't help.

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Acer :: Extensa EX760-47 - Cannot Re-install OS After Fdisking The HDD

Feb 20, 2008

I bought an Acer (Extensa EX760-47) laptop in December here in Toronto. It came with Win Vista Home Premium. It gradually started to get very slow. Therefore using the Fdisk, i wiped out everything on the hard drive (HDD). Afterward, i insert its System Recovery DVD that came with it in order to to do a clean installation from the scratch. However, i get an error statement " No Partition found", after i inserted the above-mentioned Recovery DVD.

Now, i don't know what i should do in order to re-install the OS again. I have no phone number for Acer to call for support. And they didn't reply to my email for help, i sent them a few days ago. So, i'm stucked. I don't know what to do. What should i do in order to have my laptop running again?

Do you think i'll succseed installing the OS if i format my Acer laptop using a third-party partition software (such as Partition Magic), and then insert the Recovery DVD?

Or do you think i need to buy a full version of Windows Vista DVD in order to be able to install the Operating System (OS) on this frustrating Acer laptop?

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Acer :: Extensa 4620Z USB Ports Inactive During XP Install

Nov 28, 2007

I have an Acer Extensa 4620Z and I am trying to do a fresh install of XP. I have found all the drivers for XP for this system including the AHCI driver for the serial drive (since the bios will not let me switch to a different mode).

Once I start the XP install, F6 and select the correct driver from the floppy drive connected via USB port all is good. The install sees the hard drive and begins the install. However, once that process starts I am again prompted for the Intel Controller driver and the reason it now does not find it appears to be simply that the USB ports go dead at some point between the initial start of the install and this point.

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Acer :: Calling All SamaritansMy Extensa 4420-5237 Will Not Complete A Vista Home Premium (retail) Installation

Jun 21, 2009

This is a laptop without Recovery Discs, where the original drive partitions were erased and reformatted as 1 big partition. During Vista installation, it always reboots just as Vista is on the verge of "Completing Installation". So near and yet so far. The BIOS shows the hard drive as an IDE drive - even though this is clearly a SATA drive. Is this a driver problem? Do I need to load SATA drivers before having Vista go through the installation?

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Dell :: Can You Install Two Drives On A Studio 14 (1458)?

Apr 21, 2010

just wondering if it was possible. I want to add an SSD to the studio 1458 in place of the optical drive.

I don't use an optical drive very often, but I will have my SSD from my other system laying around.

I know there are brackets, but can someone suggest a good site for them? Also, is it difficult to make such a conversion?

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Dell :: Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Restarted And Now Get No Bootable Device Found [xps M1330]

Oct 15, 2008

I was doing some work on my Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit on the XPS m1330 laptop and when i decided to restart, i got the no bootable device found message.

I ran diagnostics, no errors found.

When i put in the vista ultimate disc and NOT press anything. It will boot into windows.

When I do not have it in. It will tell me no bootable device found.

The hard drive does show in device info in bios.

Im running the chkdsk c: /f /r from command prompt in vista repair thing.

I wonder what message i will get after i complete the chkdsk.

Would reinstalling windows as a whole fix this problem?

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Sony :: Install Aftermarket Solid State Drives In A

Feb 12, 2009

I have a VGN-Z590. Pretty much fully loaded with blu-ray burner.

When I got my laptop I immediately swapped out the drive for a 300GB 7200 RPM drive.

I know they are still not cheap - but for right around $500 you can get 256MB SSD drives.

Has anyone done this? Have you seen any improvement in performance? I have been debating on doing this for several reasons.

1. Speed (is it really faster? I have read were some systems can boot up in 10 seconds)

2. Battery - has anyone seen an increase in battery life?

3. Heat & Sound - I assume the system is nearly silent with an SSD. How about heat - does it run cooler?

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Acer :: : Can't Install Driver Video Under Vista 32 Bit

Jul 7, 2009

I have just received an Acer 5935 and I have already formatted and reinstalled Vista 32 Ultimate SP2.

The laptop has two video cards: a nVidia GT130 1GB and an Intel GM4500.

I downloaded the latest nVidia WHQL notebook driver (186.03) for my graphic card but i can't install it.

The installation stops and I have the following message: "hardware not recognised".

I am obliged to use the older Acer driver and you know they never update it to the latest and most performant release.

Anyway, it's not because of the two graphic cards...

I have had the same problem with a Dell Studio 1555 which has an ATi HD4570 512MB.

I tried the latest modded Catalyst (6.6) and I was obliged to install Dell's driver... but I could install the same driver on another laptop (Dell Studio 1535) with a HD3450.

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Acer :: Windows Vista And Clean Install On 4810TZ

Jul 18, 2009

Friend recently purchased this new laptop, but it's a bit sluggish. i want to do a clean install, but of course there was no Windows Vista DVD provided. How do i create a copy of the Vista installed on this Acer laptop? Does Acer ERecovery spit out a Windows image or does it copy over all the bloat ware as well? Is it hidden in some folder like Lenovos?

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Dell :: Need To Install Vista Sp1 For Software.....can I Install With No Battery Detected?

Feb 25, 2009

I will try to make this short and understandable......

I bought a XPS M1330 iwth Vista Home Premium Bios A07 in January 2008.

April 2008 I tried to install updates and it messed up my Microsoft Office 2007 so I got it back working and did not mess with anymore updates.

Around June 2008 I started having the notorious battery issues. The battery ran down while I was on it and the battery has never worked since. At first it said connected,

but not charging but then it eventually died while I was trying to fix the problem and now it says battery not detected and it says the ac adapter is not recognized (I have the original AC adapter sent with the computer) .....

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Acer :: Vista Clean Install (Anytime Upgrade Disc)

Jan 28, 2009

Has anyone done this on an Acer laptop? I recently bought a 5515 for my parents and after seeing all the bloatware that came on it I figured I'd do a clean OS install. I backed up the CD Key using the ABR utility and backed up all the drivers. I then started the new OS install and get all the way to "completing installation" and it sits there spinning for a good 20-30 mins before it freezes. I tried the 32 bit version first followed by the 64 bit and had no luck either try. I eventually reinstalled the factory settings using the recovery disc.

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Acer :: Win7 Won't Install On Vista Laptop 5630 Black Screen With Cursor

Dec 1, 2009

our laptop keeps throwing a flakey when trying to install Win7 Ultimate over the current crappy Vista OS.

Laptop passed the compatibility checker no probs & has all the updates installed, but every time we try, we get either

1. windows 7 install failure message then black screen with cursor

or

2. straight to black screen with cursor.

This is even after changing to the low res setting that is mentioned so often when googling the issue.

I've looked on the Acer site, but it says if I got it from pc world I should take it up with them?

Anyone here have any advice to get it to work, or should we just smash the laptop off a wall?

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Acer :: Acer 6920 - No Audio Output Device Found

Apr 7, 2010

I had vista installed on my laptop, Acer 6920, (first OS) and it was direct from factory so everything worked fine. I then installed ubuntu and everything still worked fine. I then deinstalled both of those to put on windows 7 RC where all my hardware was working perfectly (minus the fingerprint reader but i honestly couldnt care about that thing) so my computer eventually got pretty bogged down with crap to the point where boot was about 30 minutes. during this whole time my sound seemed to work, but near the end windows stopped finding any internal sound related hardware (the speakers and the mic). For other reasons i did a clean reformat (3 times) and reinstalled 7 Professional 32 bit and when i booted i downloaded all the drivers and everything seemed to install correctly, but when i rebooted the sound still didnt work nor did the mic. the exact error message windows is giving me is "No Audio Output Device found" however when i plug in a headset or a bluetooth adapter + headphones there is audio and it works perfectly. I really need sound to work as some programs crash if they dont detect a sound output and also for monitoring audio recordings.

I have tried installing all of Realtek's drivers. Literally all of them. None of them worked what so ever despite clean installs and deinstalls.

I now am running 64bit and ive almost given up on this problem. I bearly saved this computer and i dont wanna have to buy a new because of sucha stupid issue like this.
More info:

Under the hardware manager in windows there is no tree for sound devices. there was an unknown component which i put forceware on as i thought it was the sound device but no go.

DXDIAG:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 6920
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL6
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1303MB used, 4835MB available
Windows Dir: C:Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

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Acer :: No LAN Network Controller Found

Oct 9, 2008

I have a strange problem on my Acer 7720G notebook (PM965 chipset).

The internal Broadcom 5787 is not detected. When I put a cable in the LAN port, no Leds are lit.

Strange enough, the UUID in the Bios has a value, which means that the Bios recognizes a LAN device.

Is there a keyboard combination that shuts down the internal LAN controller?

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Acer :: Aspire 3610 EPM Module Not Found

Nov 30, 2009

Whenever I try to launch Acer ePowerManagement I receive the following error:

epm

The specified module could not be found.

I have uninstalled the program, deleted the driver and re-installed the program but to no avail.
I can right-click the ePowerManagement icon in the task bar and change cpu speed and Brightness but I can not launch the utility.

I am running Windows XP Home on an Aspire 3610.

Has anyone ever experienced this error and resolved it?

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Acer :: No Network Adapter Found Under Device Manager

Nov 28, 2008

i bought a acer laptop @ bestbuy and it came with preinstall vista home. i used the computer fine and all and the internet connects to my router find and was surfing the internet. i then decided to install a fresh copy of my own vista ultimate because i dont like the preinstall stuff that they did because it just clutters up space. after i finish my install of vista ultimate, my laptop doesn't connect to the internet. i know this is simply but i dont see network adapters under the device manager in the computer management screen. i am worried because if i have to install the driver, then i would see some icons with a yellow exclamation mark, but i dont see NETWORK ADAPTERS AT ALL. i dont know how to solve this? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks all. i've tried to press scan for new hardware changes but still i dont see the network adpaters. i thought if you install vista ultimate, then it will install the wireless drivers for you too.

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Acer :: Acer 5610-4610- ACER Disk Formatter Cannot Find Any Drives

Dec 31, 2009

I have an Acer 5610-4610 system. It was repartitioned to one XP drive for several years. I am finally wanting to put the PQ service partition back on it but none of the folders of the restore CD's have any of the files needed to recreate this partition. I am wanting to put the factory (VISTA Home Premium) system on C. With all the system files and folders from the 3 restore CD's into the PQSERVICE partition. I have no clue how to proceed.

I do remember there was an acer(C) partition and a data (D) partition when I got it. The PQSERVICE partition was there back then.

The first (System) CD has none of the files mbrwrdos.exe or rtmbr.bin
used to create the PQSERVICE system.

I run the ACER Disk Formatter and it cannot find any drives on the laptop.

Weird! From what I've been able to glean my thought was that that the Formatter disk would facilitate creating the correct partitions?

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Dell :: Can't Install Vista

Nov 29, 2007

I received my new Inspiron 1720 on Wednesday, and was having really sluggish performance so I decided to reformat.

I put in my Vista Home Premium reinstallation DVD and rebooted, and formatted the hard drive in the setup menu but the install always gets stuck on either Completing Installation, or it goes past that to a black screen with the mouse cursor still showing. If I try to restart the machine at the black screen, Windows will not boot and it just shows the loading bar infinitely.

I tried re-seating both RAM sticks and re-seating the Hard Drive, also there are no external devices or anything plugged into the machine except the power cable. If anyone could help me I'd greatly appreciate it, this is driving me up the wall and like I said I only got this machine on Wednesday so this is quite upsetting. When Windows was on originally, I had really long load times, a lot of "stutter" in games, no errors or anything like that so I am thinking it's a faulty hard drive possibly.

Also just on the desktop, everything was slow to load up but I thought this was due to the amount of bloatware and such, this is why I decided to reformat in the first place.

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Sony :: Should I Install Vista SP2

Jul 23, 2009

My new FW490 came installed with Windows Vista 64 Home Premium SP1. I've read that Verson SP2 is available from Microsoft, but it does not appear in Windows update or on the Sony Download site. Has anyone upgraded to this version on the FW490?

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Dell :: Re-install Vista On M1530

Sep 17, 2009

Due to technical problems, I'm having my motherboard replaced by a technician tomorrow.

There used to be a topic on this forum about some sort of "special" installation of Vista on the M1530 (one driver was loaded during setup). Does this still apply to the new driver versions?

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Dell :: Lojack After Vista 64 Install

Oct 2, 2008

I did my registration with the original installation and then re-installed it on the 64 bit install. Do you need to re-install the software on the new 64 bit install or is it all done through the bios. I also called Lojack and asked about the bios setting since by default it is set to inactive or whatever and not active and I was told not to touch it. Does anyone know what is up with that.

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Dell :: Install A Fresh Copy Of Vista

Jun 22, 2009

I got a Dell a few weeks ago and I didn't want to be left without all the right drivers etc so I just went with the install they put on it and took out all the bloatware.

Should I create a 2nd partition, and install a 2nd copy of Vista on that and then gradually migrate all the drivers and programs over to that side and then just eventually delete the first side?
Would that improve performance as well?

Then when Win 7 comes out I can just upgrade to that as well.

Anyway of knowing if I would get any conflicts or missing drivers or anything? Any problems you can think of?

Dell Studio 1555

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