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I had windows vista and tried upgrading to windows 7. the upgrade failed (it was a download from windows) and it tried to resort back to windows vista however that failed. Now the computer wont start vista and I get no boot device availabel error message. do I just need to reinstall the SATA drivers? I have a seagate barracude 7200.10

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There might be a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) compatibility problem with Windows 7 and the Acer T180 Vista Basic DMI. The Acer support Windows 7 eligible systems link shows all the Acer computers that are fully compatible with windows 7. (Acer T180 is NOT in this list !):
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