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?
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.
I have a Acer Extensa 4630Z. One of the features I have is a built in microphone and crystal eye web cam. I tried to set up what they call video conferencing and kept hitting a wall.how I can use this feature?
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.
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
I have lenovo ThinkPad T540p. With Intel Core I7, 8gb RAM and 500gb HDD. I think my HDD is Toshiba. There was Windows 7 on it but it won't boot on it anymore. When I start Windows it shows 5 second black screen and then it shows Boot Menu. Well, I tried to reinstall Windows but when I have to select on which drive to install Windows I've got an error: "No drives were found". And the list with drives is empty, so I can't reinstall Windows. I updated BIOS but it didn't work. Finally, I formated my HDD and created two partitions on it. It worked, but not for a long time. I installed Windows 7. Everything was fine until I restarted my computer. And then I've got the same problem: "Can't boot from HDD" and it shows Boot Menu. Then I started Windows installation and I've got the same error: "No drives were found".
I don't understand what's going on with my HDD and what's destroying it's partitions.And I don't think that my HDD is broken.
Okay so my system blue screened and so I am attempting to reinstall windoes 7 tho In bios it appears there is no HDD only my small 32 gig sdd appears. When I try to search for the device driver ill also mention that it says drive C is not formatted, Anyways, how do I install device driver to reformat harddrive so that I may reinstall windows7? Have I gotten some kind of virus? I use avast and did not notice any trouble until blue screen.
I have an Acer Extensa 5620. I have a black screen that says no operating system found. I have tried F2 but I do not know the password and niether does the person I got it from. I do have all the discas that came with it but I can't get the recovery disc to work.
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.
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?
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.
Have Extensa 4420. Been unable to restore old Vista OS so decided to move up to Win 7 32 bit. Started the install from DVD but got error message that I could not install on the system partition as it was "reserved" by Acer. This is half of the HDD.
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?
I'm having some trouble with vista running some components are missing. I was just wondering is there a way to access the vista portion on the recovery partition and run it to upgrade/repair vista? or is it only accessible for a clean install?
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?
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.
I got my laptop but did not do a clean install. I just removed all the bloatware I could think of. Is there a guide to do just that though, get rid of all the stuff that shouldn't be there so that you essentially have a clean install without all the bloat or footprints of it?
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) .....
Actually i have on my HP notebook ( H0W28EA ) SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. But i want install Windows 7. I put pendrive to my notebook, boot, and... error : No device driver were found. I don't have DVD/CD with drivers with my notebook.. I don't understand which drivers i must download.