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Cannot install Windows XP Professional on Acer Aspire 4720Z Laptop

I have an Acer Aspire 4720Z laptop that came with Windows Vista. I do not want Vista and have succeeded in removing it from the system. But I cannot install Windows XP on it. The installer comes up with the message that it is unable to detect a hard drive on the system.

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  • Ayaku May 05, 2008

    How do I down load the Sata Driver for Windows XP ? Any known site where I can download the driver quickly ?

  • vishnusahu21 May 27, 2008

    I have an Acer Aspire 4720Z laptop that came with Windows Vista. I do not want Vista and have succeeded in removing it from the system. But I cannot install Windows XP on it. The installer comes up with the message that it is unable to detect a hard drive on the system.



    And i read your solution but its too complicated, please give me solution which i can install windows XP professional with a windows disc.

    Or give the full detailed process which you suggest earlier.

    Thanks.

    Deven Sahu

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    i have the same problem, want to install win xp professional.
    make it quick.


  • supercool200 Dec 13, 2008

    i cut my broadband with virgin and now they have done somthing to my acer there is no window on my acer?

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Yu need to go to the the bios before you start the installation and change the Sata hard disk mode to IDE.then it will detect the hard disk.

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Go to this weblink

http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/ex_4620.html

under MS windows XP

Download the
F6 Intel SATA HDD Driver Floppy Utility Driver

Save it on your desktop, " Keep in mind you are going to need a usb Floppy Drive to do so "

It has a step-by-step how to do it.

I use it and it worked just fine i could not stand VISTA and this is the only way i did it and i'm running xp just fine on my acer extensa 4620Z

XP installation SOP:

1. Put the WinXP SP2 CD disc to DVD-ROM.
2. Plug in USB Floppy with AHCI driver disk to system USB port. (*a)
3. Power on system and press “F2” key to enter BIOS.
5. System starts installation.
4. Set boot priority 1:CD/DVD 2:IDE0 3:USB FDD then restart.
6. Please press “F6 key” for several times while you see the “Press F6 if you…….” is displayed below the screen.
7. After about 3~4 minute, the system appear “Windows Setup”screen.
8. Press “S key” , then select “Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller(Mobile ICH8M-E/M)”.
9. The system will load AHCI driver through the USB floppy disc, then press “Enter key”.
10. The system can identify the SATA HDD and start installation successfully, check the system without appear bluescreen.

*a AHCI creation SOP
1. Copy the f6flpy32.exe file to your PC.
2. Plug in USB Floppy with empty disc to your PC USB port.
3. Execute the f6flpy32.exe file to generate the AHCI driver disc.

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Hello Ayaku

Since your laptop uses a S-ata hard drive it wont be detected by xp unless you use a Floppy disk with the correct s-ata drivers from acer website.

Only option is to use a floppy disk, to my knowledge you cant use a usb memory or anything else, I suppose modifying the xp installation disk and adding the drivers there might do it but That's too complex, as your laptop most likely doesn't have a floppy drive the best choice would be to install xp into the hard drive from another pc. Just to the part where the files are copied to the hard drive and its ready to Begin the installation with the visual interface (where you can use mouse and set a few settings etc)

I would say its going to be hard and painfull to get it done.

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Posted on May 05, 2008

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Yaar mujhe laptop ki window karni hai to us me cd room nahi hai to me usb se karaha hoon per usb se bi nahi ho raha hai

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Hello,

Is there any sites where i can get the system drivers of Acer aspire 4720z for windows xp operating system.i haave the drivers but it not compatible with xp os but vista only.if any body has done it kindly provide me the link & mail me the same on mudasir@live.in.


with regards

mudasir hussain

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Cannot install Windows XP Professional on Acer Aspire 4720Z Laptop

Press F2 ... go to main menu option .. change the drive mode from SATA to IDE ... THEN INSTALL IT WORKS WELL... bcoz i too had the same problem ....

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SOURCE: Cannot install Windows XP Professional on Acer Aspire 4720Z Laptop

You have to integrate the SATA AHCI driver to your windows XP CD. By doing this you will be able to install the OS. The process of integration is given in the link below:
http://techrena.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-install-your-own-wndows-xp-in-hp.html
They have given a detailed description in the site.Hope this will work.

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