Question about Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop
I have a Acer Aspire T180 Desktop .. I am trying to install a new harddrive. The old drive (that came with the desktop) is hookup with the smaller cable, the new drive that I want to be the master is being hooked up with the wider (ide?) cable. I got a Boot Disk from Acer, that sets the drive up, also I got the recovery (back up) disk that came with the PC that I am using which is supposed to put the PC back to factory settings. I got through setting it up / installing the disk ... I try to boot PC up, and it says not a system disk. It appears the PC is not reconizing the new hard drive as the boot disk (I did change it in the boot menu).
I have taken the drive out of the pC, and put in another PC, and the computer picks it up, and runs windows Xp with no problem.
Go into your CMOS settings and make sure the DVD/CD drive is set as a bootable device, and that it comes before the Hard Drive in the device boot sequence.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
You need to go the bois settings.... be careful there of you don't know what your doing.
The smaller cable is SATA and the one you are trying use is IDE.. your computer is set to SATA primary drive. You need to go to advanced seeting and change some seeting around to accept the IDE as primary. Please be careful you could end up messing your system if you don't know what you are doing. Please all the changes when you make them.
Please me know if you need telephine support at the time you do these changes.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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