Question about Acer Aspire SA80 (ASA80UC4603) PC Desktop
It's not the OS. This problem occurs before the boot sequence for the OS is loaded. Anyone giving advise should know this!
This is a SATA BIOS problem. The only way to fix problem is to upgrade Bios which has the SATA HDD fix. The bios doc says there is a sata error problem.
1. I tested startup with SATA HDD attached, got error.
2. 1 tested with NO SATA HDD but SATA burner attached, got error.
3. I tested with NO SATA hardware attached, NO errror. Booted until where it said no HDD attached as it normally would.
Acer support doesn't have a fixed bios only RO1-B1.
Aspire SA80 came out with bios RO1-B4 v2.3
Aspire SA80 uses a Elitegroup (ECS) 661GX-M7 mobo. They have a v3.0 bios, i have downloaded it but winflash won't install it. I will try loading thru awardflash on a bootable floopy.
Don't buy pre-build computers. D.I.Y only
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
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