I HAVE AN ACER ASPIRE 3003WLCI LAP TOP WITH A 80 GIG HARD DRIVE IN IT. I NEED TO REPLACE THE HARD DRIVE. CAN I PURCHASE A BIGGER HARD DRIVE (120 OR 160 GIG) AND WILL IT WORK IN IT. I KNOW IT IS AN EIDE HARD DRIVE.
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First unplug power and leads including internet, then you will need a screw driver to get the side cover off, make sure to touch a bare metal piece to prevent static discharge. unclip the sata cable and power from the hard drive, unscrew the fixture screws holding the hard drive in place, remove and replace with new hard drive....or of you are adding another for extra storage look for a vacant bay to house the new drive, there should be a spare power lead for the drive but you may need to purchase another sata lead if you dont have one, attatch the sata lead to the motherboard then attatch the other end to the hard drive then the power lead. Close the lid and re-boot, the new drive should be picked up by windows 7 or vista, if you have installed a new drive with no operating system you will need a bootable op disc Cheers
Sounds like your hard drive is close to failure.
If I was you I would transfer all the important files,pictures,etc from the hard drive to a portable hard drive as quickley as possible.
Time to replace the hard drive in your PC, besure you have the restore discs that came with the machine, or that you made when the computer was new as you will need them when you put a new hard drive in your desktop.
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Hi there. Sorry but i have to inform you that your hard drive is failing, the error messages that you are getting relate to this fact and is related to the hard drive having unrecoverable bad sectors or immanent hard drive failure. There is no way you can recover the drive!! Your only option now would be to buy a new drive for the computer or if the machine is still under warranty take advantage of that and send it in for repair, you will no doubt have to purchase a windows installation disk too.
1) purchase the new hard drive 2) look around the base of your laptop to find where the HDD is, if you look at the manual which im sure acer will have on its site it will show you 3) usually 1 or 2 screws are unscrewed and you slide out the hard drive, it will be in a special holder 4) unscrew the old hard drive and insert the new one and secure it in place like the old one. 5) insert, re-do screws up, turn on laptop.
this new hard drive wont have any information on it so you will need to reinstall windows on that drive.