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Unable to recognize usb to install drivers after format

I recently got an Acer Aspire One that came with Windows XP Home. I formatted the hard drive to install XP Professional. Now it doesn't recognize my usb drive and I am unable to reinstall the drivers (to include the usb driver).

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Maybe you didn't install windows xp professional properly

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Good day. I bought this Netbook with Windows 7 installed. I need to format and reload Windows XP as I have software that I need to use that only works with XP, I have an external "USB CD Drive"...


Hi neil720...

Installing the external CD Player...
You will go and start up and install Windows XP by doing he following:
Plug in your external CD drive, and let windows install it into the system...
Once the CD is ready to go, shut down the computer.
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You will first need to format your hard drive, I will give you instructions on how to do that.

1...To format your hard drive and install XP:
To set you computer back to factory fresh settings you will need to format the hard drive and install the XP operating system and the drivers.

1.Format the hard drive:
You do this by double left clicking on "My Computer",then double left click the main drive (normally C drive).
When the window pops open, you will choose "Format"
Keep in mind that once you format your hard drive you will loose all your files,programs,pictures,etc that you installed since the computer was new.
So make your back up on a portable hard drive,thumb drive,etc.
2. Once the formatting of the hard drive is complete you will need to install the XP operating system along with the drivers.
You will now insert the CD's into your external CD player starting with #1 first and continuing until all has been installed.
After all has been installed, shut your computer off and restart.
That will bring your computer back to Windows XP factory new condition as far as operating is concerned.
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Sep 15, 2011 | Acer Aspire One D255-2670

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Acer Aspire 4315 when i formatted the it is shown hard disk drivers not detected quit or restated the system.


If you are formatting this model Acer usinf the Windows XP installation CD then Windows cannot detect the hard disk because this Acer uses a SATA hard disk and Windows XP cannot detect a SATA hard disk. The Windows XP installation CD does not include a SATA driver in this CD.
To format and install Windows XP on your Acer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive

May 01, 2011 | PC Laptops

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How to format my acer 5620 without cd ?


Unless you have a cd for that version of windows in OEM style for xp and any for vista you will be out of luck. If you have another computer with the same OS and have its operating system installation cd, you can use this if it is the same version.

Windows XP needs to be exactly the same thing. Windows XP pro, home and media center are all different. So are Retail, Upgrade and OEM cds. For vista or 7 any disc will work that matches the version type, it will determine the version by the COA.

If you do not have access to any cd/dvds then you can contact Acer for a replacement. www.acer.com

Mar 02, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

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I have aspire 4520 acer laptop.after formatting c drive and installing xp sp-2 ,audio device is missing,kindly advice the solution?


You need to install the support programs for your laptop motherboard. These are also called your "laptop driver software" which is usually shipped or packaged with your laptop. In this CD or DVD Installer, all hardware devices must be well supported by their compatible software drivers.

Now look for the CD/DVD Installer and install the drivers.

Jun 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4520-5141 Notebook

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Unable to install XP.


Unfortunately the only way to downgrade is to reformat your drive and install from the cd/dvd.

Lou

Sep 13, 2009 | Acer Aspire 4730-4947 Notebook

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Have to download the acer aspire 5520G driver software and instal


Go to the Acer WEB site to download the drivers you need, make sure it is Windows XP or Vista version for your particular MODEL laptop.

Use this link :-
http://global.acer.com/support/download.htm

Apr 29, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5520-5156 Laptop

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How to format acer aspire 4710 with xp


actually there is no need to touch anything in hardware please do not touch ur hardware without any reason i know what eactly is the solution is now follow this :

Problem : When Windows XP was made there was no concept of SATA drives now ur drive is SATA and ur installation disc does not contain drivers for ur Hard disk thats why it is unable to find ur hard disk as it doesnt recognize it u need sata raid drivers on ur windows inst cd

Solution:

this specific model Aspire 4710 was shipped with vista OS and drivers now u are downgrading it to XP it depends on the installation disc if it is new one like SP3 included then u would have never faced this issue in ur case u should get a RAID driver from www.intel.com and then include them in ur copy of windows XP cd to load them at the startup of installation , so u need them in the first place to carry out installation, u have to do some job here download RAID DRIVERS from www.intel.com select ur board and chipset Mobile Intel® 945GM Express download SATA RAID DRIVERS and then download nlite a software used to integrate these drivers to ur inst disk , u can also include SP3 thru this software in ur current win xp cd

http://www.nliteos.com/

just download sata drivers from intel and nlite from the link and install the software integrate these drivers and burn ur cd incl them and then install normally as u were installing them earlier now it will recognize ur drive simple for more info how to do check this out

important tutorial links

http://www.zimbio.com/Laptop+Reviews/articles/10840/How+Integrate+Floppy+SATA+RAID+Driver+Windows

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

pls let me know if i can help u more

Feb 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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How to install windows vista at acer aspire 4330 LAPTOP


HELLO I AM RAVICHANDRAN FROM iRELAND, I BOUGHT THE EEE PC 900 SERIES WINXP, I GB RAM CELERON 900 PROCESSOR. NOW WIDOWS XP IS CORRPTED, WHAT CAN I DO . I HAVE A USB DVD DRIVE. HOW IS BOOT THE BOOTABLE CD. PLEASE DETAILY EXPLAIN ME STEP BY STEP

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SD Card Reader Not Working on Acer Aspire 5600 Laptop


i changed my hard drive .. and my computer has an SD slot .. but it wont read my card when i insert it .. odes it have to do with the new hard drive .. what can i do ..

Dec 06, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Original boot discs


I'm afraid, you can't install XP home over XP Pro; it could be done the other way around. you'll have to  backup your important files then format your drive and restart from scratch.

if you have 2 partitionon in your HD e.g C: and D:
you can copy all your important files in the D:\ drive and just format and install XP home in the C:\ drive. 

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