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That means your hard disk is not being detected. PXE is a network boot, which is typically used in business environments. Check your BIOS settings and ensure your hard disk is being detected. If it is, make sure your boot order is set correctly. Network boot (PXE) should be set to the last item in the sequence. If the hard disk is properly being detected and an OS is present, you should never see PXE.
If your hard disk is not showing up, power your PC down (unplug the power) and check the cables to make sure they are seated.
If the BIOS does not detect the hard disk and Windows XP cannot detect the hard disk to install Windows, then the hard disk is faulty. To get your Acer working agai, you need to replace this hard disk with a new one.
If the BIOS cannot detect the hard disk then it is most likely faulty. To get your Acer operating again, replace the hard drive, install Windows on the new hard drive plus the Acer's device drivers and your programs. You candownload the drivers from the Acer WEB site. Make sure you
select the model of your laptop and the XP or Vista version of the drivers you
that require and it matches the Windows version that is installed on your
laptop. Use this link to get to the Acer support: -
you cannot usually switch installed operating systems from computer to computer like that and still expect windows to boot, but with windows 98 it *might* work.
to install windows 98 on the usb drive, insert and boot from the windows 98 disk like you were to install it on that computer , and then, it should, before it formats any drives, give you a choice of what drive to format.
Note: the recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original
software content that is installed when you purchase your notebook.
You can try ALT+F10 or CTRL+F10 during the initial boot cycle. This should prompt
the laptop to access the recovery partition on the hard drive.
If it doesn't work :
Activate BIOS Setup Utility, press <F2> during POST.
Check the BIOS settings.
a Check to see if "Acer disc-to-disc" function is enabled or not. b Make sure the [Acer D2D Recovery] setting in [Main] is [Enabled]. c Exit the BIOS Setup Utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
When you bootup and the power LED is on and the hard disk is spinning and the hard disk LED is flashing, then the hard disk is most likely OK.
Check the BIOS setting to see if the hard disk is detected.
Reseat the RAM moduled and the hard disk and see if this solves your problem.
Do you see any error messages on the screen?
If so please give me the details and I can advise what actions to take next.
If the laptop cannot detect the hard drive. This can be caused by a faulty disk controller, or a faulty disk drive.
1st. Reseat the hard drive and see if the laptop boots up.
2nd. Go into the BIOS configuration and see if the BIOS detects the hard drive.
3rd. If the BIOS can't detect the hard disk, the remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port. If this computer detects this drive as an external disk drive and you can see the contents of the hard drive, then the hard drive is OK and the fault is in the laptop.
4th. If the hard drive cannot be detected then the hard drive is faulty, you need to replace the faulty hard drive in your laptop and install Windows to get an operating laptop again.
Your hard drive has died or the had disk controller has failed.
Go into the BIOS and see if it has detected the hard disk.
You can also test the hard disk in another laptop or connect the hard drive to a USB drive adapter and plug it into the USB of a working computer. If the hard drive is OK the computer will see it as an external drive and you can see and open the files on the hard disk.
XP install is not detecting any hard disk.
No jumpers are required for laptops, can only have one hard drive in a laptop.
Check the BIOS for the hard disk configuration, make sure that it is set on Auto (detect).
You may have a faulty hard disk, you can check it by booting up with a floppy DOS boot disk, run fdisk to see if it detects the hard disk, OR connect this hard drive to a USB hard disk adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port and if it detects it as an external drive the it is OK.