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My Acer Aspire e500 doesnot detect the HDD while installing both Win7 and XP but i can see the HDD if i connect to other PC

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Try connecting to another PC as you mentioned and format the drive as NTFS.Do a full format, not a quick format, and the drive should be in prime condition to be read by the OS installers.

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for the price, you should call microsoft seller.

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