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sounds like the Hard drive doesnt have a operating system installed (seller may have wiped or replaced the harddrive), or the hard drive is damaged or missing(removed), - you would need a install dvd for windows or a bootable or installer dvd for linux . and replace the harddrive if it is damaged or missing
the Bootable disk its talking about
is its next attempt at starting a operating system from a cd,dvd or usb source after trying for a harddrive startup- but failing to find an operating system
Inside that LaCie external harddrive's enclosure is a regular SATA harddrive. The kind that fits in a desktop computer (3.5 inches in width), or laptop. (2.5 inches across in width)
Open the external enclosure (Case) of the LaCie, remove the harddrive, and install it into a suitable external enclosure. (Laptop size, or desktop size)
The external enclosure has a USB cable also. Just plug it into any available USB port on your desktop computer.
Do I know for a fact that the harddrive is okay, and this will fix the problem? No sir/maam I do not.
But IMHO this is the first diagnostic method to use.
IF the harddrive is a desktop sized harddrive, it could be installed in your desktop computer as a Slave drive. However the above method is so much easier, and it allows your harddrive to be an external harddrive once more.
Inside the external enclosure of the LaCie external harddrive, is a small circuit board that the Harddrive plugs into. It is this small circuit board that receives the damage in most cases.
If the problem is the Harddrive itself, a professional data recovery shop will;
A) Try a new, or good used harddrive circuit board. Check to see if the harddrive's circuit board received the damage.
B) If the circuit board proves to be good then the next step is to remove the Platters inside. The room used is a Clean Room. A room that is 99.9 percent dust free. (In most cases)
The Platters are installed into the case of a compatible harddrive, that has the Platters removed. Then as much information as possible is copied off.
There are other methods data recovery specialists use also.
[A Harddrive is built in a Clean Room. 99.9 percent dust free. The technicians wear a Clean Suit, that resembles what a doctor would wear in an operating room. They enter the work area after going through a corridor, fitted with air jets at various levels.
If a harddrive is opened up in a room that is not a Clean Room, the harddrive's 'life expectency' drops to a day, or a few hours. The dust 'kills' them ]
The harddrive is not working, or is not connected properly.
Shut the laptop down. Remove the battery. Turn the laptop upside down. Remove the screws in order to remove the harddrive cap. (The acer laptops have small signs on the caps. The cap that has the little circe-cylinder signs on it, should unlock the harddrive) Remove the screws keeping the harddrive in place. Remove the harddrive. Clean the connectors on both the harddrove as the motherboard. Reconnect the harddrive and turn the laptop on.
If it is working, turn it off, and fit all the screws in again.
If it is not working, then you probably have to change the harddrive. You could also connect the harddrive to another computer, to make sure if it is broken.
sounds like something is wrong with the loading sequence. if u have the installer disks that came with the computer. u can run repair with the opperating system install disk. if that doesnt fix it try reinstalling the os .( you'll have to erase everything on the harddrive and will lose everything) and if that dont work then it is probably the harddrive itself and my need to b replaced
you would have to pull parts and replace with known good parts and systematically isolate the problem. Example computer doesnt start find a good power supply pull installed psu and replace with new psu.try to boot. If that works your back in business if not, next i would start with ram and harddrive. etc untill you find the problem. good luck
Method 1: Perform a clean install of Windows XP
clean installation consists of removing all data from your hard disk by
repartitioning and reformatting your hard disk and reinstalling the
operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk. For more
information about important things to consider before you partition and
format you hard disk and how to partition and format your hard disk by
using the Windows XP Setup program, click the following article number
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP
To perform a clean installation of Windows XP, follow these steps:
Back up all important information before you perform a clean
installation of Windows XP. Save the backup to an external location,
such as a CD or external hard disk.
Start your computer from
the Windows XP CD. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD into your CD
drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
Note To boot from your Windows XP CD, the BIOS settings on your computer must be configured to do this.
When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup.
Read the Microsoft Software License Terms, and then press F8.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP Setup.
you have successfully installed Windows XP, you are finished. If these
steps did not help you install Windows XP, go to the "Next Steps"
Here's the link that contains the screen shots as well:
You may be using too much memory, so it doesnt have enough memory to do its functions. Un-install anything you dont use.
If this doesnt work, get the graphics card which is RECOMMENDED, NOT MINIMUM, simply because some games dont work on minimum.
If this still doesnt work, then get it checked out at a nearby Electronic Repair Store, and see what they make of it.