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not sure what you want to install whether an operating system or a hard drive
Restart your computer During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys navigate to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
on a desktop computer wear an antistatic earth strap remove the power lead from the power in put on the computer remove the side panels on on our computer you will see 4 screws 2 either side unscrew these then remove the electrical lead and the sata lead remembering where these are located slide the hard drive out then put your new sata hard drive in placing the leads back to there original position then tighten the screws (do not overtighten)
Depending on the hard drive, it may need to be 'initialized' before the computer can recognize it. This is best done by putting the hard drive in a working computer and going to, if using Windows, right-click My Computer, select Manage and clicking Disc Management where you will see the uninitialized drive. You will need to create a partition and format it. Then your Acer should see it. If you don't have a second computer then you will need to insert an operating installation disc in the drive and have that operating system's software format the disc.
Is this an external 1TB Hard Drive? Maybe it's to big for your computer. If it's an external drive try it on another computer and see if it works. There is also the possibility that the external 1TB drive is bad.
If it's not an external hard drive then try the steps below.
Click Start/My Computer and see if your hard drive is listed as a device. If not, turn the computer off, remove the battery, remove the cover that houses the hard drive on the bottom of the laptop then remove the hard drive from the bay. Wait 30 seconds and put the hard drive back into the bay and reboot. Now see if the hard drive is shown under My Computer. If not, the drive might be bad.
try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use asoftech data recovery program to recover your files. http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
Do you now have both hard drives plugged in? You must have the Master hard drive in the IDE1 slot and the second hard drive jumpered to cable select and put on the IDE2 slot. As you are looking at the cable from the open side of the computer, the IDE cable connected to the hard drive should have the red stripe towards you. The end of the ribbon cable should be plugged into the primary hard drive, with the second hard drive plugged into the second plug on the ribbon cable. On the hard drive there should be a diagram for how to jumper each hard drive for primary or cable select.
NOTE: You cannot put a hard drive into the computer and expect it to boot, even if it has an operating system on it. The OS must be installed onto the hard drive after being installed into the system.
1) The Hard Drive has come unseated - Disconnect the Power and REMOVE all connections, Close the Screen & Turn your Laptop Upside Down and Remove the Battery, Locate the Hard Drive Access Panel and Remove the Screws from the Panel, Remove the Panel, Remove the Hard Drive. Carefully Replace the Hard Drive, Replace the Panel and Reconnect the Battery & Power Supply. See if the Computer will Start
2) The Operating System is Damaged OR the Hard Drive is Dead - You will need to slave Your Hard Dive into a Second Computer and Backup ALL you Personal Data OR RISK loosing it. If the Second Computer can NOT read the Drive, the Hard Drive is Dead (A Computer Repair Company may be Able to Help)
Once your Data is Safe, you can try to Repair the OS by Booting your Computer with the Drive in it. Begin pressing F12 or F10 at bootup (Once a Second). You will be presented with an Options Page for:
System Restore (FIX WINDOWS)
System Recovery (Wipes your Computer and Retores the Factory Software)
If the POST screen is coming up, showing the the correct amount of memory in the system, and then telling your hard disk failure or something similar, your hard drive has failed. Put a new hard drive in the system, reload your operating system and all drivers, and attempt to use the old hard drive as a second drive long enough to get any files you need from it.
Try first to scan the ahrd drive using a good anti virus like Avast and a anti malware software like Malwarebytes , this tow are good in cleaning your computer for some harmful worm, virusess and malware that can also cause this problem..those tow software are free so you can just download thme and use on your system....
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