Acer Aspire T180 with Vista and Hard drive not accessible
Hi, my pc shows the window "System Recovery Options" as soon as it starts with a problem with the hard drive drivers. Is there a way to connect a usb cable and access the hard drive from another pc and transfer all the data?
Re: Acer Aspire T180 with Vista and Hard drive not...
Hi, thanks... so your suggestion is to get the HD out of the present system and plug it into a drive caddy and access the drive from another system to backup all the data. Then plug back the HD into the original system and re-install the original system?
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Most times when you see this message it means your computer can not see you hard drive when booting. I am having same problem and i my case is mo mother board has issues with SATA ports. You can try to replace hard drive cable and also try testing it in another computer. other than mother board this can be also hard drive it self. Test in another pc to determine is it or not. If no other pc by a docking station or hard drive enclosure and use it as usb external drive and see can you access it.you can use any computer even your friends. Hope this helps.
You can do it without disk to but for it should be hiddden partition is installled when your vista is load first time.For that There is one option in bios D2d enable it .then save settings. For enter bios when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key then go to main menu find D2d then enable then save and exit. Then when it restart press ALT +F2 then you see recovery mode follow the procedure and wiped acer. But if there is not any recoverry then you need recovery disk.
Why not use your new hard drive as a storage disc. Reconnect your old hard drive as it was before. Hopefully it will boot the computer again. If it does, shut down the unit. On the primary bus, set your old HD as master & the new HD as slave with jumpers. Boot the unit & hopefully you will now have a "c"&"d" HD showing in My Computer. Remember that your are dealing with Windows & what should happen & what really happens can be two entirely different things.
I wiped out my Acer Aspire T180 , bought the system and recovery disc from Acer but after loading them it starts to load windows vista little bar goes across with the green in it then the vista backround then a box will pop up saying , there was an unexplained error and windows restarted unexpectedly so you need to restart windows now but then get the same box all over again. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!
You can use a hard drive imaging program such as Norton Ghost to create a recovery DVD(s). Norton Ghost is available as part of System Works or as a stand alone program. Power Quest's Drive Image is also an alternative, however it is too old to be compatible with Vista - you could do a Drive Image outside of Windows - booting off the Floppy.
Perform a system recovery: Does not come with recovery cd's - there is a program that allows you to burn the disks or
1. If in Windows - Start - Programs - Acer empowering technology - Acer E-recovery management -
click on Restore at bottom then "Restore to factory default settings"
2. Or click on Burn disks instead of restore
3. if unable to ge into Windows then Alt/F10 during boot right after Acer splash screen on startup End User Technical Support and Service (USA only) For end user technical support, spare parts and service: 1.800.816.2237