My os is vista home premium in hardware management the disc says working properly as i,m using this disc externally as amedia drive i cannot see why it does not work as when i place internallly instead of my cd playe it is recognized and works perfectly i have other usb,firewire external hard dives and they all work giving no problems ,i need o find a solution as the drive is brand new and has never been used before .can you help
Make sure your using your jumper correctly if your using ide. however if your using a sata drive go into the control panel and click on the device manager check under disk drives and if it is recognized then you most likely need to add the drivers.if it still dose not want to work contact the support line for the manufacture and or windows but i do beleave that my advice should fix or help find the problum.
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No, you won't get the OS to automatically install on the new drive. The OS is not stored in the BIOS chip (or a similar permanent location inside the computer). You will need an OS install disc (not an upgrade disc). Windows Vista Home Premium or Basic was the original OS on most of the Acer Aspire 4530 series. Acer appears to have drivers for the system for XP through Windows 7 to get the hardware to work. You will need to have these most of these ready before you install your OS. Put them on a flash drive or optical disc using another computer.
This computer may work with Unix as well. However, driver issues may be a factor. You can try most versions of Unix from a CD (LiveCD) to test it out.
When you get a new hard drive, install it into the laptop. Then put the OS disk in the optical drive bay. Boot to the optical drive. Follow the directions for formatting the hard drive and installing the OS. (Of course you will need a drive that doesn't have a higher capacity than the BIOS supports.) The motherboard needs to recognize the drive.
If you find a member of a Windows User Group, they may have Windows install discs available. The license number on the label of your computer will probably work as your license key. (The key for a computer like this is locked to the CPU and motherboard; unless someone upgraded the OS to Windows 7 or downgraded to XP, this should be the key you need.) Use the information on the label to obtain the correct version of Vista (the Basic install disc may not work for installing Home Premium). You also need to match the 32-bit or 64-bit install disc (and the service pack you need).
I hope this helps.
Cindy Wells (An Acer recovery disc wouldn't help you. Most of those are completely locked to the original hardware (including hard drive) and look for the recovery partition that was on that hard drive.)
As for using it internally, you would connect it with the same ribbon cable that is connected to your current hard drive. Then the new drive you would have to set to slave, there will be a jumper on the end of the drive where you plug it in. It should tell you where to move the jumper to to set it as slave.
go to your device manager under xp its right lcick my computer-properties-devicemanger. check on the bottom your usb settings if there is a red or yellow marking you may need to re-install your chipset drivers. or download generic usb generic drivers. let me know if this helps
Ok Go into your hardware device manager and uninstall your Universal Serial Bus Controllers and if there is mass storage device also uninstall it. Click on action -> scan for hardware changes, then it should automatically install the drivers back now it should detect.
Hi i think you need to change the jumper settings on the back of the hd to tell your comp that this isnt the main hd if you have allready done this then the only sollution is to trace down the software that came with that hd. You might be able to get it off the net i will also look for you and check to see if the jumper setting are causing you problems i will post back as soon as i find anything out ok let me know how you get pn
I'm not saying this will solve all problems, but it solved it for me. I am running Vista and got this to work following someone's instructions from another forum.
The slot in the enclosure that you plug the hard drive into has one set of holes fewer than the hard drive has pins. This means you can plug the hard drive in two ways "left" and "right" if you will. I had to plug my hard drive in so that the unused pins were farthest from the power cable that plugs into the hard drive.
Incidentally this made the screw holes line up better, too.