Question about Acer Aspire One D260 Netbook
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.
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
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Posted on May 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
No, you need to go into your computer's BIOS and set the ahcp mode to IDE. Then windows xp will see it just fine.
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Posted on Feb 06, 2009
SOURCE: acer aspire 4720
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..
I AM HAPPY TO TELL YOU MY FRIENDS, that i am typing this on my lil baby
Heres what you do....
* you need usb disk drive
* a second computer with internet access (can be work cafe friends place)
* a file you can download from acer or search yourself called ZGIA32.zip
Format your drive in fat (*note i tried fat as directed in a number of manuals though then tried fat32 and it worked then though suggest you try fat first *shrug)
open zip file and copy 3309.fd and the fla.exe to the usb stick
rename 3309.fd to ZGIA32.fd
Turn off your laptop making sure that both battery and power supply is plugged in and attach the usb stik/drive.
hold down FN and ESC keys and press the power button, continue to fold FN and ESC keys for 7-10 secs then release - at this point the power light should be blinking and you should still have the black screen of death.
press the power button once while its blinking - this will initiate a bios update * DO NOT PUSH ANYTHING AFTER THIS
After 2 mins the aspire should reboot itself , wait for about 7mins if it dosent before rebooting manually
Took me three attempts as i just wasent doing something right though TA DA!!!!!
and i still have my files. yeah team take this and run, hope you havent spent money yet
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
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.
I have done this several times, but it is not the easiest thing when you have never done it. Good luck!
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
SOURCE: Acer 6930 recovery problem
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,
and install your disk-drive.
Run the Restore Disks on that computer,
which will restore to _YOUR_ disk-drive.
When complete, remove the disk-drive, and reinstall it in your computer.
It should boot, and run properly.
Could it be your CD-ROM drive that is intermittently failing?
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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:
Posted on May 04, 2010
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