Re: MY LAPTOP DO NOT TURN ON AFTER BUILDING HARD DISK
Sorry I need a little more information before I can solve your problem. What did you use to format your hard drive? What does the computer do when you press the power button? Do you hear any noise coming from the machine? Can you clarify what you mean by "rebuilding the hardware"?
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If the BIOS cannot detect the hard disk then it is most likely faulty. To get your Acer operating again, replace the hard drive, install Windows on the new hard drive plus the Acer's device drivers and your programs. You candownload the drivers from the Acer WEB site. Make sure you
select the model of your laptop and the XP or Vista version of the drivers you
that require and it matches the Windows version that is installed on your
laptop. Use this link to get to the Acer support: -
Please keep in mind this unit uses IDE hard drive instead of SATA. The default 2300 uses a 30 GB high-capacity Enhanced-IDE hard disk. With latest BIOS upgrade, this unit will be able to have anything installed. 80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, 500GB.
However, I believe that IDE hard drives are slowly but surely becoming obsolete and legacy and they seem to be more expensive as well.
Check in the BIOS to make sure that the HD is present in the system before proceeding..
If not then power off the laptop and then carefully remove and replace the HD from and to its connector.
Then secure it then reboot the laptop.
Check the BIOS settings again to see if the HD is recognised.
If you still can’t see the HD then obtain a USB to IDE / SATA adaptor cable from eBay or your local PC store and remove the HD from the laptop and lay it down on a flat horizontal surface and use the adapter to connect to the laptop’s HD and connect the USB to another PC. This will show if there are any issues with the HD itself and will allow you to format it if necessary.
Then replace it back in the laptop and all should be well.
If not then you can suspect that you have an HD controller issue which is a very costly repair in a laptop.
If the laptop will boot or you have a bootable CD / DVD then change the boot sequence in BIOS to be CD/DVD then Hard Disk.
Reboot the laptop.
Once booted look at the Device Manager to see if there are any errors showing in the Storage Devices and the Hard Disk in particular.
Then go to option 5 or use the bootable CD / DVD to reformat and rebuild the hard drive.
If all the above fails then install a new Hard Drive, format it as required and reinstall the Operating System and applications.
If the laptop keeps on rebooting, the only problem is the hard drive (HD). You need to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the Windows. The reason why this is happening is because Windows is corrupted due to some reason (most likely due to virus).