Hi my name is Diamond and I'm a PC Technician, I have a problem I can't solve right now. I have an Acer 5600 Notebook. Recently my notebook doesn't boot, it freezes on the first screen (the one that's written Acer..Intel Centrino inside blah..blah..blah) but when I remove the hard disk from the system at least I get the no bootable media error message. When the hard disk is on the system, the system freezes. I have even bought a new 80GB Seagate hard disk but the problem doesn't go away. What might be the problem, please help.
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Re: Problem with the Booting/Hard Disk
If the IDE connection for the laptop is faulty, you'll need to obtain a replacement from the manufacterer (assuming it's user replaceable - unfortunately not all of them are).
If you are comfortable going inside of the laptop itself, then you should be able to determine whether;
1. It's not simply come loose
2. It is indeed user replaceable and not fixed to the motherboard
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If it fell down, you changed hard disk and still get message "Herd Disk Not Found", probably you've got a problem in your Motherboard.. Take it ro a repair technician Hope you still have old hard disk. Check it as external disk on some other computer, maybe it's good!.
the hard disk LED flashes, then the laptop may by booting up but you cannot view
anything on the LCD screen. This most likely a back light problem and could be
caused by a faulty inverter or a faulty CCFL lamp. Please click on this link to
determine the fault and fix :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3598095-faulty_laptop_lcd_screen
Check there is no bootable CD/DVD in the drive, if not then there is probably an issue with the laptop's hard disk that needs to be replaced by a technician. You could try booting into Safe Mode to see does that work by pressing F8 just before the Windows logo appears but it sounds like a dying or dead hard disk.
The hard disk password is setup using the BIOS configuration, this password is stored on the hard disk and there are no backdoor passwords you can use except the password you created and if you know this password then you can remove it permanently using the BIOS configuration. Moving this hard drive into another laptop will not work either, it won't allow access to this hard disk.
Your only option is to purchase a new hard drive to replace the one with the password.
If you also created a BIOS password, you need this password to get into the BIOS configuration.
All these passwords are created by users to prevent unauthorized access into the laptop and hard disk.
Have you tried running a virus scan, an adware scan and defragmented your drives? These things should help speed it up. If its still too slow after doing these things, try disabling programs from booting with windows (such as things in the system tray like yahoo messenger, msn, aol, etc)