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1: Check in BIOS and make sure the HDD IS detected 2: Make sure the boot order seems OK; make sure the HDD is set to first boot device as a simple check. 3: Make sure no peripherals are plugged in, i.e. printer (to rule out any 3rd booting options)
If everything seems OK, then that's when we'd try a system recovery, stick in the recovery CD / XP CD.
If it boots into the recovery Console then we can do chkdsk /r - If that comes back OK, try and run the complete restore. If it goes through OK and in to Windows then problem sorted just a software issue.
If it goes through OK but then comes up with the same issue, could be a fault with the HDD.
The computer can't see the hard drive for one of many reasons.
1. Hard drive failure
2. Bad connection between hard drive and motherboard.
3. BIOS corrupted
4. Motherboard failure of HDD control.
Press F2 when the ACER splash screen appears and go into BIOS set up.
The first page should show the hard drive name and ID number.
This may be missing or have corrupted characters in it.
Go along to the 'save and exit' and allow a restart. This sometimes kicks it into life.
Replace the hard drive with a known good one and check to see if this is recognised in the BIOS.
Clean the contacts of the hard drive.
ACER fitted both types of hard drive to this model, either PATA (IDE) or SATA.
check the BIOS setup screen, when you get the ACER screen press F2 or F10 or the DEL or END or ESC key one of those will get you into the bIOS SETUP. Once there revise the boot order, make sure the CD is first to boot then HDD. Also review to see if the BIOS recosgnized the HDD. the symptom you are describing may be a bad HDD.
when you boot up next time tap the F8 key. This will bring you to a screen that gives you a bunch of boot up options. Choose the one that says use last known good configuration. this should solve your problem.
in device manager right click your realtek driver and update
then in control panel realtek hd audio open click mixer and
you will see mic volume and stereo mix
click on the dot under mic it will turn yellow
then click on the wrench icon and check both boxes
restart pc and please let me know if this fixed ya
if not then we'll need to check some other settings.
I have the same pc and i have no probs at all
Have you tried starting in the 'Safe Mode?'
If not, either F5 or F8 (right after anything appears on the screen) will bring up a short menu to allow you to choose the boot mode; choose the Safe Mode.
This loads only the most basic windows files and will let you do some fundamental checking of the hard drive and Win installation.
If you can get that far, Click on 'Start,' then 'Run' and enter 'rstrui' and OK.
This should start the Restore routine.
If it does, choose 'Restore to an earlier date.' Hopefully you have had Restore turned on and then you will have a calendar with light and bold dates.
Choose a date a few days in the past and let it run.
This may or may not put you back in operation.
** Note ** When the My Pictures or Pictures folder gets full, camera will not work - Cut and Paste all pictures in that
folder to another folder and restart Orbicam program.
If that does not work then do this:
Start - Programs - look for Acer Empowering Technology then Acer E-Recovery - The look at the bottom and you will
"Backup", "Burn disk" and Restore" choose Restore - choose Apps and Drivers at the bottom of Restore tab (it will say
extracting) - once extracted - click Install or Guides and Manuals if needing Orbicam instructions - click Vista or (XP) on the left - click Drivers - click Camera or CCD - on the
right side of the screen, then look for Bison driver or (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) you have then click a phrase that has something like "Install now", follow on screen instructions. Then repeat steps above and instead of driver choose Bison (or your model which can be found in device manager - control panel - system - device manager - Imaging devices) Utility