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According to the detailed specs on that model, it came with a 60GB
ATA-5 EIDI hard drive. therefore, you can use any ATA compatible
(ATA-5, ATA-6 or ATA-100) EIDE/IDE drive that has jumpers enabling you
to configure the drive as "Master". Western Digital Blue Scorpio and
Seagate Momentus lines both have models that will fit the bill. You
can find those drives at your neighborhood BestBuy or Staples pretty
easily. I don't know if the A25 BIOS supports 48-bit
logical block addressing (LBA), in spite of what toshiba says, If it only supports 24-bit LBA the
maximum drive size is 137GB. If it supports 48-bit LBA then you can go
as high as you can find drives available; usually 500GB. I suspect that
it supports 48-bit LBA because various online vendors list up to 250GB
drives for that model. The most important thing about the drive,
though, is that it MUST be jumperable as 'master'. A cable select only
drive won't work. Both the Western Digital and Seagate EIDE models have
jumpers. hope this helps but if you need anything else just ask:)
According to my troubleshooting manual of Acer Aspire 4520-Z3 about
BIOS Flash Utility:
The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions: New versions of system programs New features or options Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted.
Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM. NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility. Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash. Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash utility. If the battery pack does not contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not completely loaded.
Follow the steps below to run the Phlash. 1. Prepare a bootable diskette. 2. Copy the flash utilities to the bootable diskette. 3. Then boot the system from the bootable diskette.
The flash utility has auto-execution function. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You need to prepare a bootable Flashdisk into dos mode then you should search for the above mentioned crisis recovery diskett and transfer its content to the flashdisk.
I read from another forum that for recovery of Aspire 4520 problem can be done through pressing of the keys combination as follows: press FN + ESC and hold them, then just hit the power on button and release it, after awhile "the power button" should blink red, release the keys FN+ESC and don't touch anything.
After successful of recover the bios it should restart normally. That happen after 20-30 minutes. If it doesn't restart just repeat the process.
Find your newly installed disk and see if there is any unpartitioned space on it. If there is, just create a new partition, or delete the previous one so you can create the partition which will consume full size of the disk.
It depends what you want to use the laptop for but Windows XP SP2 (Disk needs Service Pack integrated), Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PC's and Windows Vista and Windows 7 will correctly address a hard drive within a machine that has the 137gb 48bit LBA problem.
The last Bios update for your board was 06/18/2002. With XP editions you should not have a problem seeing the whole drive.
Your bios is not a issue with win XP & drive size.
By going to your Hd's Mfg's site you can download either bootable disks or creat a bootable CD & set your drive up in dos like mode. Your able to pick your FAT type & cluster size, drive size & preform a quick format. If you want the NTFS file system with its 4kb cluster size skip the Mfg's drive utilities & just let windows do its thing.
The link below is your board.: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/others/p4x266_pe11_l.jsp