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Install xp on acer extensa 4220 hard disk not detected

I try to install xp for acer extensa 4220 but hard disk not detected..but with vista hard disc is ok

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  • km_shameel Jun 25, 2008

    i try to install xp for acer extensa 4220 but hard disk not detected..but with vista hard disc is ok

  • barka Jul 14, 2008

    Each time I try installing Windows Xp on my Acer Extensa 4220 I receive an error message "hard disk not detected". However, Windows Vista works fine but I have problem with hardware drivers. Also some software that works on Windows XP are not compatible with Windows Vista. I also notice while installing Windows Vista that there is a button that requires me to load driver which I do not have the disk.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    I have same problem too

    I start the installization of XP,but hard disk not detected =(

  • messinezos_d Aug 08, 2008

    trying to instal xp on acer extensa 4220, i download "f6 intel sata hdd driver floppy util" into fdd usb drive. i start installing, press f6, continue with detected hdd, f8 for xp, instaling xp on hdd and then it asks for "intel matrix storage manager" disk on drive A. i download it but it says that it cannot find iasor.sys file.........help my nerves are gone.....i am going to throw it out the window from third floor.....last hope.....

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    yes

  • swapanit Jan 13, 2009

    I have same problem as acer extensa 4220 hard disk not detected.

  • miguil eliot Feb 19, 2009

    how to install wireless acer exntensa 4220, and please give me the step by step or instruction and the logo for set-up or install, because there are some logo that i cannot unsderstand, please help.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    I SHUT DOWN THE MACHINE THEN ITS GIVING A DUMP CRASH MESSAGE AND ITS FAILING TO START UP

  • shakeelsheik Mar 29, 2009

    install xp on acer extensa 4220 hard disk not detected

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Acer Extensa supports two model of HDD installation 1) AHCI and 2) SATA.

Windows Vista get installs on both but for Windows XP you need to Enable SATA option.

For that go into Bios, Change option of Hard Disk from AHCI to SATA. After that you can install both XP as well as Vista.

Try it, and mail me update: ansari.yasser@gmail.com

i am using Windows XP on Acer Extensa-4220

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Download the appropriate winXP SATA HDD driver for extensa 4220 from acer website. Load the files to a usb floppy drive & press F6 when you are prompted to do so, during the first phase of winxp installation.

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I try to install xp for acer extensa 4220 but hard disk not detected..but with vista hard disc is ok

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Before any installation of os you have to need a usb floppy drive and the bios driver whenever boot process start press F6 key to boot search the hdd driver from floppy. and then select hdd driver from your floppy drive and another process will continue as it's before.
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Well you just right click my computer then click disk management then you will see a chart with partitions one is your C and the other is nameless Right click the nameless and delete it afterwards right click again and create a new drive give it a name
back to my computer double click your new partition it will ask for formatting format it
congrats you got it

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