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Aspire 5710 downgrade to XP problems

Dear all,

I have an Acer Aspire 5710 and have recently downgraded (although the performance is upgraded) to Windows XPx64 from Vista. I believe I have installed all of the original drivers (they weren't particularly easy to find I might add and if it wasn't for web blogs, I would be in a pickle) Everything is fine except for two things:

1) My resolution is stuck on basic and Acer's (incompetant) technical support team say that they can't help. I have tried to download the correct driver for my 15.4" WXGA Acer CrystalBrite LCD but windows will not let me install it.

2) My DVD RW drive can read and play DVD's and CD's but I can't burn anything to disk.

Please can someone help me on this, it's causing me much stress.

Many thanks.


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  • thedirector Mar 07, 2008


    Thankyou for your posting. I have, however, already done this before I posted my problems.

    Also, I get this error message when I try and unzip the Acer Aspire Chipset Drivers V8. 3.0.1013:

    "Some data in your zip file is damaged - CRC check failed"





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Dear ,
Please download the drivers for your Acer Notebook from this link:

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