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The frist time you turn on the laptop the bios does not detect a hard drive turn it off then on and bios detects hard drive and boot windows fine can anyone tell me why

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  • austine411 May 20, 2009

    bios updated sorry but cold will not detect HHD and DVD off on and detects HHD and DVD boots great

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Sounds like a loose hard drive connection, or you need a BIOS update. You should check Acer's website for an updated BIOS. You should also remove the hard drive (usually a 2 minute job with a small screw driver) and re-seat the drive.

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