My Hard Drive decided to die on me so I went out a purchased a large size driver.
I installed the driver and when I went to reinstall the drivers I accidently
used my sons CD for Windows NT for a laptop instead of the PC
Now it wont let me remove the laptop version and my internet will not load
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Re: Re-installing Hard Drive CD's
All you have to do is insert the right CD and reinstall windows. When you put the CD that came with your PC into the cd-rom, it well ask if you want to format the drive and reinstall windows. Click yes, and your off to the races.
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If the new hard disk is a SATA hard disl then the problem is that XPinstallation CD does not have a SATA driver, unless you have a SATA drive on adisk etc. and can install the driver when XP asks for a hard drive driver then,XP cannot detect the hard disk and therefore won't install XP.The FIX.Go into the BIOS anddisable the SATA drive (enable IDE emulation), this will make XP think it is aIDE/PATA hard disk. Then you can install XP normally. When Windows hasbeen installed then install all the device drivers (including the SATA driver),then shut down and boot up and got into the BIOS and enable the SATA drive.http://www.fixya.com/support/r4335035-installing_windows_xp_sata_hard_drive
There is possibly either a non initialised drive in the bay, the drive is not set as master and other problems. Does the BIOS see the drive and does it know what its size is? If it does, then the PC will load the required drivers and OS to format the hard drive and place a system on it. Try again
Use a computer that is connected to the Internet, download the drivers and copy them to a USB memory stick and then copy them to your laptop and install them from your hard drive or just install them from the USB memory stick. I suggest you burn these drivers onto a CD so you have these device drives when you need to re-build your hard disk again.
You'll have to purchase the XP software, set your computer to boot from cd (in the cmos settings), put the disk in the cd and restart you computer. When the screen comes up to "...hit any key to boot from cd" hit any key. The system will boot to the XP cd and will allow you to delete the old partition, reformat your drive, and install XP. Next go to www.acer.com and download your drivers. Finally install your programs and data on to your hard drive. Have fun!
NOTE: Make absolutely sure that you backup the programs and data that you want to keep before starting the XP install!
Try uninstalling Roxio and the Sonic drives and run Fixit. Then reboot and install Roxio first then the Sonic driver.
If this doesn't work uninstall again as previously, install Roxio and check the CD/DVD if necessary run Fixit then install Sonic driver.
try this. reboot your cpu, then press the CMOS setup key (del), then select load default setting, then go to hard disk detection settings, select the LBA setup. I believe you know how to manipulate the CMOS setup configuration. if still doesn't work out, bring it to the service center near you and ask for assistance, Im sure they would love to help you. Have a nice day!
you may not need one.. onless your os is 98... do you get an error when you try to connect it?. is it asking you for a device driver??.. if you're using win xp or vista.. connecting an externa hard drive is pretty much the same as connecting a flash/thumb drive.. you just plug it in to an unused usb port and off you go.
Its simple just take any XP or Vista Boot cd.
Then insert it into your CD/DVD drive then restart your PC and let your CD boot then
all the drivers and files will get load from the CD automatically then
you have to select which drive you have to format it is very easy all the things are written over there
and then you have decide the partition size as your wish in MB and select the drive in which you want to install and finally press ENTER. Its OVER.
All the files will get installed on your Hard drive and finally your PC will be formatted and also been installed.
XP SP 2 supposedly has no limitations on hard drive size so if you selected it to use the maximum available space during setup it "should" have picked up the entire drive. The only other thing I can think of is to make sure you are running the latest BIOS on your system, so you may want to check into that if you haven't already. I hate to say this but you may have to rerun the XP setup from your CD and make absolutely sure that the maximum partition size is selected and that it matches the size you expect it should.
Good luck and let me know how it goes. I'll continue to research and will let you know if I find anything of any help.