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I installed a new hard drive, after reinstalling the operating system it installs up to the point that it has to restart. once it is off it stays off. when i turn it on it says it could not finish because it shut down unexpectedly.

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Hi. I don't know if you solved this problem yet, but I thought I might mention that if you are installing windows from a retail disk, you need to install the sata driver when setup ask if you need to install a third party driver. It has to be downloaded and unzipped to a floppy. I used a USB floppy drive for my wifes Gateway M465E and setup continued flawlessly. Prior to doing that I was about to throw it against the wall. Just thought I would mention this solution.

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Reformat and try all again, sometimes takes a few times...

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How to change the hard drive that contains the operational system in an Acer EasyStore H341 server?


Transfer an Operating System to a New Hard Drive


When replacing an old hard drive, a process known as cloning is the easiest and most thorough method for transferring data between the old and new hard drives.


A cloning utility takes a snapshot of your current hard drive and then re-creates that snapshot on your new hard drive.


The process clones everything, including the operating system, installed applications, settings and personal files.


Create a system restore disk so that you can return your system to its previous condition if an error occurs.


You can use a backup and restore utility provided with your operating system, or find one for free or for purchase on the Internet.


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Restore power and boot up the computer.

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http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy


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http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

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You can use a backup and restore utility provided with your operating system, or find one for free or for purchase on the Internet.


Many cloning utilities can also create system restore disks.


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