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- Video Coferencing

Jun 20, 2009

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?

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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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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: Can't Install Windows 7 - No Drives Were Found On T540p

Jan 17, 2015

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.

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Lenovo U410 U/S Series :: OS Install No Drives Were Found SATA Controller Driver Does Not Work?

Jan 31, 2014

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.

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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 Extensa 5620 :: When To Factory Reset It Says No Operating System Not Found

Dec 11, 2014

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.

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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 4420 :: Upgrading Vista To Windows 7

Oct 4, 2014

I'm having trouble upgrading from Vista to windows 7. I have purchased a legal copy of 32 bit windows 7 home premium, same version a Vista.
 
I tried the update instal to preserve my programs & settings. I got an error and system reverted back to Vista.
 
I then tried a boot, fresh install. The windows disk loaded , but I ended up with Blue Screen of Death.
 
I have downloaded all the latest drivers for the the Extensa 4420 from Acer's site. Is there a special version required for the 4420?

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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 Extensa 4420 :: Unable To Restore Old Vista OS - Installing Win 7 32bit

Oct 12, 2014

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.

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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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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 :: Install Vista From Recovery Partition

May 6, 2009

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?

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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 :: Where Are The Vista Install/setup Files

Nov 10, 2007

Where has Acer put the install/setup files for Vista Home Basic on my Aspire 5315 laptop?

They must be on the hard drive *somewhere* or it'd be asking for the Vista disc when I plug things in or install software.

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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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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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Dell :: Making An OEM Vista Install Virtually A Clean Install

Jun 23, 2009

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?

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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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Dell :: Clean Install But Wireless Adapter Nowhere To Be Found...

Mar 30, 2010

I'm sure there's an obvious answer to this, but I just did a clean install of my new 1647 and the wireless adapter seems to be misisng

(at least the enable button). I'm on the dell driver site, and I can't for the life of me choose which driver/application will reintegrate it.

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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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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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HP H0W28EA OS/Software :: Trying To Install Windows 7 - No Device Drivers Were Found

Dec 19, 2013

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.

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