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I have an acer aspire 4530, which my uncle gave it to me recently, he had took out the hard drive, so everytime i switch on the laptop , it says operating system not found, so i want to buy a new hard disc, but before i do , i need an answer from expert . If i were to insert the new hard disc, will my laptop automatically install the operating system into the new hard disc? And i also don't have any recovery disc.
No, you won't get the OS to automatically install on the new drive. The OS is not stored in the BIOS chip (or a similar permanent location inside the computer). You will need an OS install disc (not an upgrade disc). Windows Vista Home Premium or Basic was the original OS on most of the Acer Aspire 4530 series. Acer appears to have drivers for the system for XP through Windows 7 to get the hardware to work. You will need to have these most of these ready before you install your OS. Put them on a flash drive or optical disc using another computer.
This computer may work with Unix as well. However, driver issues may be a factor. You can try most versions of Unix from a CD (LiveCD) to test it out.
When you get a new hard drive, install it into the laptop. Then put the OS disk in the optical drive bay. Boot to the optical drive. Follow the directions for formatting the hard drive and installing the OS. (Of course you will need a drive that doesn't have a higher capacity than the BIOS supports.) The motherboard needs to recognize the drive.
If you find a member of a Windows User Group, they may have Windows install discs available. The license number on the label of your computer will probably work as your license key. (The key for a computer like this is locked to the CPU and motherboard; unless someone upgraded the OS to Windows 7 or downgraded to XP, this should be the key you need.) Use the information on the label to obtain the correct version of Vista (the Basic install disc may not work for installing Home Premium). You also need to match the 32-bit or 64-bit install disc (and the service pack you need).
I hope this helps.
(An Acer recovery disc wouldn't help you. Most of those are completely locked to the original hardware (including hard drive) and look for the recovery partition that was on that hard drive.)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: new laptop
Open the hard drive bay and make sure the hard drive is properly seated. close bay
reboot and enter bios to see if hard drive is detected in bios, if the hard drive is detected and still will not boot use recovery console to recover the OS.<ALT><F10>
If the bios does not recognize tthe hard drive, replace hard drive.
Posted on May 08, 2008
SOURCE: operating system not found
Hard drives don't come with operating systems on them, you have to reinstall the OS yourself either with your recovery CD or an install disk.
Post back if you need anymore advice.
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Posted on Apr 09, 2009
SOURCE: ibm thinkpad t20 notebook
Bad connection from your hard drive to the laptops motherboard. ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/62p9631.pdf page 63 tells you how to remove the hard drive - I would take it out, clean the connections with rubbing alchohol, and FIRMLY put it back and see if it will come up then.
Posted on Apr 02, 2008
hi..try to remove unplug or plug in the Hard Drive,, if cant work you or nothing happens you need to re-place the hard drive.about files theirs nothing ways to recover the files if the Hard Drive is totally defective..Thanks..and GOOD LUCK...^_^
Posted on May 13, 2009
and home or pro xp will work you should have thexp cd key code on the bottom of the notebook - go to acer .com to download the drivers ..... i can make you a cd for 20 bucks if so email me @ email@example.com and ship it to you in 3 days the sticker on your pc will tell you what it was xp home xp pro or vista :()
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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