Acer :: Post Disk Formatter CD ISO Image

Dec 10, 2009

I'm trying to install Vista on a new hard drive for a Acer Aspire 5100. From what I researched, I believe I need to create the PQSERVICE partition. I'm trying to retrieve the 'Post Acer Disk Formatter CD ISO Image'. I believe it is a file named 'Diskformatdt_v1-1d.iso'. I read some of the threads on this website about how to retrieve the file from Acer's website,......................



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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 :: Changing The POST Boot Image On An M1530

Jan 29, 2009

I found this (http://www.blogsdna.com/805/how-to-c...ell-laptop.htm) and i was wondering if there was some way to do this on an m1530 or if that technique works on a 1530..

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Acer Aspire 5742 :: Recovery Disk - Could Not Find Image To Restore

Dec 13, 2014

Acer aspire 5742. HDD crashed. I nstalled WD HDD. Booted with recovery disk. 1st screen US english next. second screen no OS in box. tried restore with image you have created earlier. could not find image. tried other recovery tool, Recovery Management. will not let me click on completely restore system to factory defaults. If I go back and click install drivers the disk has many applications and drivers. Put the old HDD back in and booted from disk. It allowed me to click on restore to default but when finished and restarted nothing. restarted wit f2 and with old drive in shows no HDD  

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Dell Inspiron 1545 :: Restoring Back To Factory Settings - No Image Or Disk

Mar 30, 2013

I need to restore my computer back to factory settings, and I don't have an image, nor do I have a disk....

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Lenovo T400 / T500 :: T530 - Restoring Hd0 Disk Image After Replacing Motherboard

Jan 24, 2013

A service case resulted in the motherboard being replaced in my T530 running Windows7 Pro. I specified that the disk not be reimaged. Upon return, when I attempted to boot the system, I ended in Startup Repair, which tried to automatically fix the problem and failed to do so. The result report indicated that all hardware tests passed without error and that the one cause was likely "Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.".

One tech at Lenovo Support said that a new motherboard requires a reimaging of hd0 and offered ways to reimage back to factory defaults.  Another tech suggested I should be able to restore the disk by reimaging with an image I made prior to sending the T530 to the service depot.

My disk image, made with Terabyte's Image for Windows, was of the entire hard drive. I reimaged the drive using a bootable Terabyte 'Image for DOS' with no errors. I have successfully used this procedure in the past to reimage a WinXP system.  When I attempt to boot the reimaged T530, I get the same failure as described in the first paragraph above.

I suspect that the failure of the reimaged system might be a Microsoft Windows mechanism to prevent pirating of Windows, but I would have expected the system to boot and then tell me that my copy of Windows was not genuine.

Surely there must be a way to replace a motherboard without reimaging back to a factory image.

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Apple :: Disk Image From Macbook Onto Macbook Pro Hdd

Jul 6, 2009

If I make an image of my hdd from my white macbook with disk utility onto a hard drive I take out of a unibody macbook pro will it work and boot properly?

I will do this by taking the 250gb hdd out of the unibody macbook pro and putting it into a sata external usb hdd enclosure, then making an image of my current 120gb white macbook and writing the image onto the 250gb. After, I plan to put the 250gb hdd back into the macbook pro and boot it up normally as if everything from my white macbook was just copied onto the macbook pro.

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Acer :: 5920g Won't Post

May 17, 2009

I thought I hibernated or maybe something triggered it back on... i don't know! But my laptop has been sitting inside a drawer while it was running! And I don't remember when the last time I used my laptop and stuck it in there! I opened it up and I saw was BSOD!

So I just turned it off and turned it back on. Nothing posts on the screen and the hard drive light will blink for a second and then stop. Sometimes the fan will just turn off and it will constantly reboot itself. When that happens it only stays on for a few seconds but nothing shows up on the montior.

Man I think I screwed it up. I opened it up and I don't see any physical damage. I even took the heat sinks off and the chips look normal. I don't know what to do now. I have already tried running without a hard drive, only 1 ram stick in either slot. Nothing.

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Acer :: 5610 Will Not Post/boot

Mar 30, 2009

I am working on my brothers laptop.

Its an Acer 5610 that came with Vista.

He had a broken screen and a virus. I repaired his screen and he then took it to a "buddy" who partitioned the HD to save the pictures ect on it and put XP on the other partition.

My brother was updating drivers when he rebooted it and it just wouldn't restart.

This is a description of the problem:
"I hit the power button , lights come on (no HD light though). and the Fan spins for about 30 seconds and stops. After about 1 minute the fan starts back up and stays on.
Power light , battery charger light stay on but nothing happens."

I pulled the covers off the back and everything seems seated and where it belongs.

Recovery disks have been ordered (before I knew the full extent of the problem) and will be here in a week or so but I don't think they will do any good on a system that wont boot.

I have repaired a few desktops but this is my 1st laptop repair.

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Acer :: 5315 Won't Post/boot

Dec 31, 2009

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 (Vista) that will not start. When you push the power button the power light comes on for 9 or 10 seconds then goes off. I've tried with/out the battery installed. I have held down the power button for 60 seconds without any power connected/installed. I have reseated the RAM. Tried a different AC Adapter, nothing.
Does the CMOS battery need changing?

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Acer :: 5920G Not Getting Past POST

Jun 17, 2009

My 5920G Acer Notebook freezes, mainly in the first half hour after boot, completely in Windows. I'm not sure what it causes since it happens at most random moment (not in idle though).

It is just completely stuck and nothing responds anymore, causing me to have to reset it using the power button although it should 'automatically restart on freeze'.

When it then starts up again, it 4 of the 5 cases it shows a black screen, not even a BIOS post. There's just nothing. The computer turns itself off again and does it over again.

Sometimes it gets a little further (at windows boot) but then freezes at that point. Or sometimes it freezes at the Acer POST screen.

It also seems to reset the BIOS every time this happens, since I turned the ACER screen off but it keeps coming back.

I first believed it had something to do with heat, although the temperatures at which the computer freezed (I had speedfan running once when it crashed) were around 60 degrees for CPU and GPU and 50 for HDD (which is acceptable right).

What I believe is that it has something to do with the GPU. Sometimes it also shows artifacts at random places on the screen before killing itself and this would also explain why it wouldn't show up anything when I turn it on.

I'm still planning to run memtest86 to test the memory.

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Acer :: 1350 Starts Up But Won't POST

Oct 28, 2009

I have an Acer 1350, when I press the power button the CPU fan comes on for five seconds or so, but the screen doesn't come on, and the hard drive doesn't seek. If I leave it on, after a few minutes the CPU fan comes on again, so obviously part of it is working, but it just won't boot up.

The screen is definitely working fine because I've tested it on another Acer 1350, the hard drive is fine as well, also tested on another Acer 1350, the memory is fine, ditto.

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Acer Aspire V3-571 :: Won't Boot Past POST With HDD Installed

Sep 18, 2014

I have been working on computers for almost 20 years and this has me completely confused. My Aspire V3-571-6643 laptop was working fine until just recently. The system will power on and show the Acer screen and then immediately reboots. It will stay in this reboot loop until manually stopped.
 
I cleaned and reseated the RAM module and also tried it in both slots with no change. I was able to access BIOS and determined the drives and all settings are correct and even reset to factory defaults with no change. I then pulled the HDD to use in a docking station to determine if the drive was salvagable. Everything reads fine and passed both short and long tests via SeaTools. With the HDD installed the system won't try to boot to CD/USB but after removing it the system will boot to CD just fine. I then ran a full scan using Eurosoft Pc-Check and everything is fine. I reinstalled the HDD and immediately get the reboot loop again.
 
At this point the mainboard and HDD both test fine independently but will not work together. My only guess is that the mainboard is no longer supplying enough power for all of the components and crashing when the HDD tries to spin up on boot. That, or the SATA controller is malfunctioning and only working for the ODD.

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Acer :: Aspire V3-571 Won't Boot Past POST With HDD Installed

Sep 19, 2014

I'm a PC repair technician and have been working on computers for almost 20 years and this has me completely confused. My Aspire V3-571-6643 laptop was working fine until just recently. The system will power on and show the Acer screen and then immediately reboots. It will stay in this reboot loop until manually stopped.
 
I cleaned and reseated the RAM module and also tried it in both slots with no change. I was able to access BIOS and determined the drives and all settings are correct and even reset to factory defaults with no change. I then pulled the HDD to use in a docking station to determine if the drive was salvagable. Everything reads fine and passed both short and long tests via SeaTools. With the HDD installed the system won't try to boot to CD/USB but after removing it the system will boot to CD just fine. I then ran a full scan using Eurosoft Pc-Check and everything is fine. I reinstalled the HDD and immediately get the reboot loop again.
 
At this point the mainboard and HDD both test fine independently but will not work together. My only guess is that the mainboard is no longer supplying enough power for all of the components and crashing when the HDD tries to spin up on boot. That, or the SATA controller is malfunctioning and only working for the ODD.

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Acer Aspire V3-772G :: No POST / Black Display

Oct 18, 2014

I purchased an Acer Aspire V3-772G-9822 laptop in August 2013.I had the original unit exchanged by the retailer due to a faulty screen (green line running down the display).
 
I also had the mainboard replaced near the end of the warranty period due to an internal fault with the power supply [case #3414447U].
 
I am now just outside the warranty period, with (ostensibly) a new mainboard, and the unit will not boot .
 
I have tried the remove-battery-and-power-supply-and-press-button exercise (resetting the power management IC, I presume) - no success. I have checked / re-seated / removed any / all / each internal SATA drives - no success. I have removed the memory (unit off) to see if I'd get a POST beep error message - no success ...

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Acer Aspire V5 571 :: Does Not Get To POST - Keyboard Flashes And Fan Starts Then Nothing

Oct 31, 2014

I have a two year old V5 571, a week ago it stopped booting up when I pressed the power button. There are no beeps and the laptop doesn't boot as far as the POST screen.

 I've tried with battery and without and taken out the CMOS battery to reset it but still have the same problem.
 
 As it's only two years old I would hope the motherboard hasn't gone.

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Acer :: Aspire 5110 Post Error Prior To Booting

Mar 20, 2009

On Cold Boot I receive the following message and beep after Post prior to booting XP.

System BIOS Version V3.10A
Bus:06, Device:02, Function:00
ERROR
Resource Conflict - PCI in slot 03
Bus:06, Device:04, Function:00
Resource Conflict - PCI in slot 03
Bus:06, Device:04, Function 01
Resource ......
Bus....... ,Function 02
..........
....... , Function 03

Press F! to continue or F2 to enter BIOS

If I press F1 it boots up normal, if I reboot it it starts up fine.

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Acer Aspire 5738G :: Windows 7 Reinstall Post HD Replacement - Setup Could Not Configure OS

Jan 1, 2015

My original hard drive of Acer aspire 5738G crashed and I bought a new 1 TB WD hard drive. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 from recovery disk. All data copy and system restoration (from 3 restoration disks) completed successfully. But after the auto reboot, during “Setup is applying system settings” stage I encountered error message “Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run this computer’s hardware”. I tried reinstalling the OS multiple times but every time I am getting the same error. Before replacing my hard drive, I was using Windows 7 Home Premium OEM version and now I was trying to restore the same in my system.

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Acer Aspire E1-571 :: Hangs On Boot Post Windows Update - Appears To Be Corrupt Driver

Feb 19, 2015

My daughter's Acer is 2.5 years old and it's running Windows 7.  She recently rebooted it last week for a Windows Update and since then it starts up but hangs, with the hard drive light blinking slowly.  I ran it in Safe Mode and it gets through CLASSPNP.SYS then hangs.  According to articles this is usually a hardware problem.  The only option I have with this OS is to bring up the Command Prompt.  I've tried System File Checker - no go.  System Repair comes back with unknown error and what looks like a bad Driver.
 
I was able to build a new partition (100+GB) and do a clean install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate w/ SP1.  This went through fine, though I would have to load the Acer drivers for the network card, etc. to finalize it.  The point here is that this shows that the hard drive isn't the issue.
 
My fear is that Windows installed either some sort of driver or other update that has now caused the current OS on her laptop to be unusable.  I went to do a System Restore and the only restore point it had was the Critical Update that she rebooted to on 2/13.  Trying to roll back to that Restore Point didn't work.

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Acer :: Upside Down Webcam Image

Aug 16, 2007

My acer orbicam worked fine, until I installed Ubuntu as dual boot. Now both on Ubuntu and on Windows XP the webcam image is upside down...and I cannot find any controls to flip the image...

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Acer Aspire V15 :: HDMI Out - Image Displayed Is Zoomed In

Jan 26, 2015

I have a Acer Aspire V15. When I plug my laptop to my 42" Panasonic the image displayed is zoomed in so I cannot see all the icons and toolbar on my TV.

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Acer Aspire V15 :: Display HDMI Out - Image Displayed Is Zoomed In

Jan 25, 2015

I have a Acer Aspire V15. When I plug my laptop to my 42" Panasonic the image displayed is zoomed in so I cannot see all the icons and toolbar on my TV.

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Acer Aspire V15 V3-572G-51DR :: New Turns On But No Image On Screen?

Mar 10, 2015

Just got this Lpatop, popped battery in, plugged it in. I turn it on, keyboard backlight comes on, the fans spin up, nothing comes on the screen. Nothing is coming out of the HDMI port, really frustrated at this point as this is the second Acer laptop i bought that had issues (granted first one was used so I gave Acer a pass). 

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Acer Aspire V15 V3-572G-51DR :: Turns On But No Image On Screen?

Mar 10, 2015

Just got this Laptop, popped battery in, plugged it in. I turn it on, keyboard backlight comes on, the fans spin up, nothing comes on the screen. Nothing is coming out of the HDMI port, really frustrated at this point as this is the second Acer laptop I bought that had issues (granted first one was used so I gave Acer a pass). 
 
Anything I can do to fix this or is it just dead and send it back?

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Acer :: BIOS - They Don't Post Most Recent BIOS Versions Online

Sep 26, 2009

I got my laptop back from repair and the papers that came with it said that they not only replaced the LCD screen, but also updated the BIOS to the lates version--1.24

I was messing around with my laptop and the various thermal monitoring programs it has while searching the net why the hell my by-core temps always gets stuck at startup. I kept reading on BIOS, BIOS, BIOS. So I went to acer.com.sg for hopes that a newer 1.25 or so BIOS would be available for my Ciel Noir.

Surprise surprise, they have only the 1.16 (came with my laptop when it was new) and the 1.23 BIOS (mine was presently 1.24, and they don't have it). I downloaded it anyway, and checked the readme. I noticed that the flash utility .exe was named JALA0123.exe and then I noticed through HWMonitor 1.14 that my motherboard was marked JALA0 so hmm...this prompted me to flash the BIOS.

Booted up, got into Windows, fired up HWMonitor and what do you know, now it's working!! HWMonitor reads a different TJMax though, so I adjusted it to be the same as CoreTemp's and Everest, and now it's showing (I hope) correct temps.

Now my question is this: Why does the BIOS that comes from Acer directly i.e. after purchase or repair makes the sensors not work? And why are these BIOSes not available online? Is it possible that they use BIOSes that are for different laptop models, hence rendering the addresses for the thermal monitors different from the actual ones? (I read up that thermal sensors depended on the correct addresses, too.)

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Acer Aspire V3-772G :: Cannot Create Recovery Drive - Windows RE Image Can't Be Found

Oct 20, 2014

I have an Aspire V3-772G. I can't create a recovery drive anymore. I ran reagentc.exe in command-prompt and it's pointing to the correct recovery location, but Windows RE is disabled and for some reason I can't reenable it.
 
Here are some screenshots to describe the problem :

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Make Partition For Hard Disk Without Formatting Disk

Feb 15, 2013

can i make the partition for hard disk without formatting the disk . Laptop model is dell Inspiron N5110.

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HP/Compaq :: Non-system Disk Or Disk Error8530w Elitebook

May 24, 2010

I just borrowed my laptop to a friend and he said when he tried to boot it up he go this message.

The message I get when restarting is non-system disk or disk error, press a key to continue over and over.

When I click f10 before boot up there is a harddisk test option, where it says Hard Disk test failed, no disk installed.

So is it either the harddisk or the motherboard thats a problem? AFAIK nothing new was installed leading up to this. The computer is no longer under warranty.

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HP/Compaq :: HP- Non System Disk Or Disk Error

Sep 18, 2009

I just bought the Probook 4710s 5 days ago, and some times when I try to start the computer, it just wrights on the screen Non system disk or disk error, please replace and press any key... I don't have any CD or DVD in CD/DVD unit or any USB keys... when I try to scan the hard disk it reports to me No hard disk found. Every now and than it starts Windows normaly, but it keeps repeating frequently the same boot problem and not beeing able to start my comp.

Does it mean that the hard disk is bad or broken, or it will be soon...or what? Should I return the laptop and ask for replacement?

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HP 620 Recovery :: Non-System Disk Or Disk Error

Sep 8, 2012

i have a hp 620 notebook, and it is given me an error message "non-system disk or disk error" after i turned it on. it had worked find in the morning and now it is displaying this error message and i cannot log into my notebook. i tried to recover it with hp recovery but it said "data is not valid.

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Acer :: Backup/Factory Recovery Make Your Own Factory Image?

Jan 12, 2009

I have been given an Acer 6930G by a family member to setup. After realising there's 0 discs included with the laptop, the Acer pop up message tells me I have to make my own factory default image. I have successfully made it on 2 DVDs, my question is now in the manual there is nothing about how to use it, I was wondering if anyone can share any insight to me as to how it works.

Basically I know it is probably a bootable DVD as the root of the DVD suggests (several "BOOT" files) I was wondering how it actually looks like? I haven't tested it yet as the user was extremely desperate to get it running so I had to give it up the moment the DVDs were made.

If I put the DVD in and select to boot from it at start up (before getting into windows) does it take me to some sort of custom screen where I can SELECT that I want to reformat and restore the laptop? I want to know what options I am given and I can only assume that it's the same for most laptops.

And I can only assume again, that if I factory restore it, it will come back with Vista activated and all the initial bloatware again, along with all the drivers for it (so I don't need to go track them down).

This is all I need to know, I wish I can test it but I can't even get the laptop back now (until it breaks ...)

If someone can post their experiences with it I will be grateful, this is just more for reassurance than anything, and confirm my assumptions? Many thanks in advance!

EDIT: I have discovered that I can launch that recovery app by pushing ALT+F10, I have managed to wrangle the laptop temporarily to test and have discovered that I can choose from 2 back up options, but I dare not go any further, can someone tell me the next steps? One says factory default, and the other is user's backup.

I can guess that if I choose the first option, factory default, it'll ask for the DVDs I have created? And the 2nd option will restore a backup I made selecting the user option on the recovery app.

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Acer :: Win 7 Upgrade Only 32 Bit On Disk

Dec 24, 2009

I received my free Acer upgrade disk from 32 Bit Vista HP to 32 Bit Win 7 HP. The disk says: The Disk Contains 32-bit Software Only

I understood from reading various forum sites that the upgrade disk contained BOTH 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Win 7, and by electing to do a "custom" clean install I could install the 64-bit version.

How come Acer only includes the 32-bit on the free upgrade disk?

Is there a way to install a "free" version of the 64-bit HP rather than the 32-bit version?

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Acer :: 8930g Restore Disk

Jan 6, 2009

I bought two of these nice big shiny laptops and I as soon as I have started Vista they both want to create restore disks. No prob, I went and bought fresh DVD-R discs!

However, during the process I noticed the time getting longer and longer resulting in over 5hrs to burn a single disc!

I left them overnight as I thought it was a little odd and got the resulting burn error message then all hell broke loose! Both laptops no longer recongised their Blue ray drives! . The only way I could get them to shut down and restart fresh was too pull the power and remove the batteries....

I tried to burn normal files using the same type of discs and they worked fine, so why doesnt the eBackup programme like them?

Their must be a simple solution to this! I can't believe both laptops are faulty with the same issue!

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Acer :: Hard Disk Overheating

Apr 25, 2010

i own an acer aspire 5630, which i bought in 2007. never had a problem with it, apart from cleaning the fan and heat sink from dust which i've done two or three times.

in the last week i've had a new overheating problem, which is that my hard disk has started getting extremely hot. now the fan is defiitely working, because i can hear it.

so i'm a bit confused about what to do. i thought perhaps the fan maybe isn't working as well as it has in the past, and that maybe i should just buy a new fan for it.

why the hard disk would be getting so hot all of a sudden,

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Acer :: Getting Recovery Disk To Work

Sep 18, 2008

Bought 5530 in August but already need to run recovery disks as the photo gallery constantly crashes and using restore to an earlier date does not work. I burnt two DVD's when I got it and they looked OK. However after changing start up in BIOS to dvd drive then restarting holding down f8, when pressing the complete restore tab nothing happens except a message saying no restore dvd or HD can be found. Cannot think what to try as the disks and dvd drive appear fine. I wish they included the disks with machine like sony do then you would be 100% sure it is not the disks at fault. Anyone else encounter this? I am sure the problem with the photo gallery is not a virus as I do not use the machine on the internet

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Acer :: Hard Disk Replacement

Apr 7, 2010

I have Aspire 5112WLMi (conf. in the signature) for 4 years now, and my HDD is almost done!

I want to buy a new one with much biger capacity (thinking about WD 320GB), how can I know will my system support this HDD?

Has anybody installed this big HDD on 5112WLMi?

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Acer :: 3004 Max Disk Size

Nov 18, 2008

We are trying to upgrade a 3004wlci to 250GB and having great problems.

The bios is 3A32 which is later than the website ate 3A27. The m/c does not seem to like 250GB. On initial install it formatted at 128GB, but I could not find the missing GB.

Acronis can format it to 232GB on my HP laptop, but the 3004 only sees 128GB if I try ACT on it.

Tried formatting FAT32 and 232GB and then using install disks and now get "system disk not found".

Basically I'm asking "does anyone know if a 3004 will take a 250GB single partition".?

Laptop is out of warranty and after waiting 35mins on billable line got disconnected

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Acer :: 6920 Disk Drive

Nov 13, 2008

my disc drive has stopped working! any disc i put in there (dvd, bluray, cd-rom), nothing works. i dont know what to do?

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Dell :: Post Your S-XPS 13 Temperatures

Mar 7, 2009

Alright boys 'n girls!

Considering all the debate going on about the ventilation on this system, I figured it would be best to see the sort of temperatures people are getting.

Post your HWmonitor screenies or the temps alone! Also, make sure you post what power mode you're in! Don't forget to mention whether you have the 9500 or the 9400!

Let's see those screenies!

I think after we get some temperature readings, we will be able to conclude just how bad the ventilation issue is.. if at all.

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Sony :: Can Someone Post A Pic Of Their FW With FullHD

Feb 10, 2009

Been searching for pics and can't find any. I want to see how big the text/icons are on a fullHD screen.

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