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Usb problems guys any of u my acer 4050 does not pick up any usb devices, tried formatting, system restor, new hdd, new operating system, forcing a connection, deleted old drivers loaded new ones, loaded service pack2 still not working please help

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    no device that is plugged in to the usb ports will work get message that the device has malfunctioned

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This might because your USB controller is disabled in BIOS try enabling it

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Troubleshooting acer


this either means that their is no OS, the master boot record is corrupt or your HDD has a fault.

so lets start off easily. go into the bios and change boot order to USB or removable disk.

now go online and download Knoppix ISO image and universal USB once you have both you will need a USB if you downloaded the DVD version you will need at least 4gb if you picked the cd then only 1gb.

using the universal USB installer install Knoppix to the USB and then boot to that, if your pc picks it up and takes you to a desktop then we can say that the PC itself is fine.

next thing to check is that the HDD is their so navigate to it and once their copy your files off (if you can) if you cant then it is potentially a dead HDD which means buying a new HDD and a windows install disk or you can use a free OS such as Ubuntu, fedora or even Knoppix (but Knoppix I meant for recovery)

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How to format my acer aspire 1825ptz without cd drive


Hi

hopefully it will be in your programs if you have the original operating system still installed

try this

start
all programs
acer
acer recovery
contents
recovery
and follow on screen instructions
please save anything you want saved onto a usb pendrive or usb spare hard drive
or email to a friend to save for you
because a factory format and fresh install will take it back to when your ist purchased the laptop

if this does not work then please try this

power up key +Alt+F10
this may take you into the factory restore which will format the drive back to when you purchased it
and sometimes in that restore box it sometimes gives you an option to
restore the operating system but keep the user files usefull if its only a tidy up that your require
but if you have several vireses then the full factory restore will be needed

hope this was helpful to you
if it worked for you
please tell us so that we may be able to help others
many thanks

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When I turn on my acer aspire one d250 it says Check cable connection..! PXE-E63: Error while initializing the NIC PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any...


The PXE ROM is part of your system's network interface controller. It is being entered on your system's startup to look for a bootable image on a physical network connection and if found, to boot from that image. If there is no network cable connection to your system or if there is but no bootable device is found on that connection, the result is the error message that you got. As to why your system is entering the PXE ROM can be explained by looking at your system's Setup Utility,,,

Press F2 while powering up to enter the Setup Utility and use the cursor control keys to go to the Boot tab which then shows the Boot priority order. The default order is as follows...
1. IDE0
2. IDE1
3. USB FDD
4. USB HDD
5. Network Boot : LEGACY PCI DEVICE
6. USB CDROM
Your system's internal hard disk drive should be listed beside IDE0 and it will be accessed first to look for a boot record. If the drive fails to boot, the next devices in the list will be accessed accordingly until either a bootable device is found or the last item which is USB CDROM. If a USB CDROM is plugged in on one of the system's USB ports, it will be checked for a bootable record and if not found or no CDROM is plugged in, then the system displays the last part of the message -- insert boot disk and press any key.

Press F12 while powering up enters the Boot Menu which has the Boot Option Menu. This menu should show by default the following...
1. IDE 0: (the name/type information for your system's internal hard disk drive
2. Network Boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE

If there is no hard disk drive information shown beside IDE 0, then the possibilities are that
1. there is no internal hard drive present
2. there is a hard drive but it has failed
If there is hard disk drive information and pressing enter to select it does not result in an operating system startup, then the drive's startup partition has been wiped and so it has no bootable image.

If there seems to be an internal hard drive present but it has no bootable image, you may attempt recovery from the installation images in the hidden partition. The recovery allows restoration of...
1. operating system to factory defaults
2. applications (selectable)
3. drivers (selectable)

Press Alt and F10 keys together while powering up and the Acer logo is showing to enter Acer's eRecovery Management. Follow the instructions to do the recovery which will erase all user data and restore the operating system to its factory default when you purchased the netbook.

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Windows XPpro misidentifies my Adaptec USB cards. How can I force use of the correct drivers? I am using mostly Compaq computers. I am running dated USB card in dated hardware. The purpose is to run 7...


when its trying to install the device ...do not let it install auto...but run the add new hardware wizard ..choose not to connect for drivers search ..but to choose from a list ...and pick the correct driver ...
or ....just get a large hdd and use only one ..or ..if they are from several normal hdd use a rack case to make a large storage (external ) on a faster bus like firewire...

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Acer aspire one 1640Z XP BIOS RECOVERY WON'T READ USB WITH BIOS


if I understood correctly you have the recovery software loaded on a stick flash drive and you want to boot from usb to restore the pc .....There are a few things that you have to know about to do that ...
first you have to go to bios and enable boot from another device ....other than hdd /cd or flopy ... for some elder bios this isnt even a choice ..or ..if it is ,,it will be as a sub options into the hdd...choice ..
another thing that you have to keep in mind ..is that you have to disable the other options to force it boot from this one ...or ....to press f8 on boot and manually choose the usm or the stick name that will appear on boot devices...
the most important thing is that if you already formatted the hdd it does notr have a usb driver loaded and that why willl not see the device ...also the device you are using to boot ...has to be specially formatted to be bootable ....this is made ussualy with a hp format tool ...and it is explained in more than one places on the net ...just look for making a boot-able stick (usb device)
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than things will be easy ...it will ask you to press any key to boot from the usb ...and continue like an installation from the cd ...
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I AM TOTALLY CONFUSED


you need to use a External USB 2,0 Box for your laptop HDD.
Use other pc to restore your files, format the hdd and reinstalls your Operating System on the laptop.

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Due to current (amperage) limits of batteries, most laptops have VERY small current caps on USB ports. Some desktops can have 1-2 amps per USB port, but laptops are often limited to 300 to 500 milliamps. This is sufficient for most memory sticks/pen drives, but many USB devices need much more power than that. For example, external USB-HDD cases for 2.5 inch hard drives will need 100-200 mA ABOVE the rating of the HDD, which is usually 500-750 mA. Few laptops can provide that much current, or will initially provide enough to spin up, but get errors or fail to mount due to lack of power. If your USB device has a secondary power jack, use it with a 5 volt AC power supply with the correct jack polarity and current rating. You can also try a "double harness" USB cable, which plugs into the laptop with TWO USB jacks, and into the USB HDD case with one (the third) jack. This allows TWO USB ports to "double" the available current for the USB device. Best to get the specs on your laptop, see what your USB current limits are, before doing this. If each port is limited to 300 mA and your HDD is 500 mA, you will be OK, but if the HDD is 750 mA, the total of 600 mA is not going to spin up the drive.

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