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Do I need a new hard drive for my acer d260?

I put a new stix of RAM in and took out the windows os to put in ubuntu 13.04. It went fine but still not loading back up once I shut the computer down. The computer was bought in 2010. I took all the files on the hard drive and put them into an online drive I have, prior to doing everything.

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It sounds more like you haven't installed ubuntu correctly. Why do you think the drive is faulty, was it giving drive errors before you loaded ubuntu? Does the bios have s.m.a.r.t. disk checking enabled?

If you can get back into ubuntu perhaps by booting off an ubuntu disk you can check the disk - here's how How to run checkdisk
If not take the drive out get a sata to usb converter and run a disk checking utility on a friends machine
for example chkdsk space diskletter colon space / f
chkdsk e: /f
Microsoft Corporation Smartmontools Community Help Wiki

Posted on May 13, 2014

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    Kysmee1 May 13, 2014

    I have done all that. It's definitely installed correctly. I have two desktops and a laptop that I have refurbished succesfully it's just this netbook that's giving the problem. I have read from others that this specific netbook has a problem with the hard drive crapping out after some years. I did beat it with use right from the start so maybe. I just wanted to see if I could try one more thing before I buy another hard drive for it. I do like it and want to keep it for when I'm not at home and need to get my school wrk done. Oh and yes it was giving drive errors before I put the ubuntu in. I've been using both windows and linux for at least 15 years (I'm 34) and I'm pretty good at fixing almost anything that can go wrong with either. Idk?

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OMG ... i was completley distraught. i bought my ACER ASPIRE LAPTOP 6 months ago when i was trveling in italy ,im in austarlia. I use it to run my online game ; » www.themafiawarz.eu - and has all my files.

When i got the black screen o death i first am here to the boards finding nothing i was further distraught..

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Ok, this will be a little tricky. First, you need to download device drivers for Windows XP for your Acer laptop. Do this on another machine, and burn them to a CD because you will need them later. You can do this on a friend's PC, and it will not harm their PC at all. Now for the hard part.

  1. You will have to download the "32-bit Floppy Configuration Utility" from Intel's website.
  2. Run that program, and create a floppy disk. You will obviously need to do this on a PC that has a floppy drive.
  3. You will also need a USB floppy drive for the Acer laptop. You can find one here. Be sure to connect USB floppy drive to the Acer laptop, put the floppy disk you created in the USB floppy drive, and then turn on the laptop.
  4. Now, boot from the Windows XP CD just like you have previously.
  5. Once you do this, it will show a blue screen and writing at the bottom of the screen will say "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...." Make sure you press F6 here, and tap it a few times just for good measure. It will initially look like your pressing F6 did nothing, but do not worry about that.
  6. You will soon see a screen asking if you want to "To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives..." Press the "S" key at this point. Windows will search the floppy disk for the drivers. It may give you several choices.
  7. Choose the AHCI ICH7-M option and press enter, (you navigate with the arrow keys on your keyboard), and press enter.
  8. The setup should proceed normally and you'll enter your Windows XP product key (you did purchase one, right? Your Windows Vista product key on the bottom of your laptop WILL NOT WORK).
  9. At the very end of the installation, you'll get to the desktop. This is when you need to insert the CD you created earlier and begin installing the drivers. Once that is complete, you should be all set.

I have done this several times, but it is not the easiest thing when you have never done it. Good luck!

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About the only thing to try is to find another person with the same PC.

Remove the disk-drive from your computer.
Remove the disk-drive from the other computer,
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Run the Restore Disks on that computer,
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When complete, remove the disk-drive, and reinstall it in your computer.
It should boot, and run properly.

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You need to install sound driver in order to get it worked with your new operating system. Installing MSUAA before installing sound driver may help (try using Win Vista sound driver). Go to this link to download:

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_4730.html


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