It is an Acer 5570-2609 with vista and it fell pretty hard and now it will go to the Acer screen then thats it nothing else i hit F2 it says please wait but nothing. i hit ESC and it shows some stuff but that's it what do i do im on the verge of getting a new hardrive and if i need one what should i get
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Re: Won't run after it fell
Youre actually on the ball, if that laptop fell most likely it damaged the hard drive since its platters and a needle on the it. By Hitting the Escape its giving you the Boot options right?. I would suggest you go and get a new Hard drive or call Acer if you're within the 1 year warranty and tell them your hard drive is bad. If you want you can also run a program called DFT, you can google it and burn it to a cd and boot off of it. That program will run and test your hard drive and from there you can see if its damaged or not. Another fix if you havent tried yet is the hard drive could of moved when it fell so open up the panel and re seat the hard drive meaning take it out and put it back in it could have came loose off the controller. Regarding the Hard Drive I think yours is a 80GB EIDE ( PATA) HDD, dont fully quote me on that it could of also been the SATA model at that time if you have trouble identifying it I can tell you the differences tooI hope this helps your question.
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I'm repairing laptops for eight years and this problem has something to do either with the HDD or your RAM. If you have two modules of RAM try either of the two if it will pose the same problem. If not definitely the culprit is your HDD. It doesn't matter if it is brand new that it will work perfectly. They are transported and we don't know how they were handled.
You need to install sound driver in order to get it worked with your new operating system. Installing MSUAA before installing sound driver may help (try using Win Vista sound driver). Go to this link to download:
other way before Vista starts up is to tap ALT + F10 (at the same time
repeatedly) when the computer is first switched on.. The window of
opportunity is very small, so this may take a few attempts
Once you have tapped both the ALT and F10 repeatedly, you may see a screen showing:
“Edit Boot options for Microsoft Windows Vista”
If you see this, unfortunately, you have missed the window of opportunity, and you need to restart, and try again.
If you see this: “Edit Boot options for Windows Setup” OR “Edit Boot options for Acer eRecovery”
it indicates that you have tapped the ALT + F10 correctly, and all you
now need to do is press “Enter” and the Recovery program should load on
your screen after a short pause..
In some cases, you may need to remove the battery (for notebooks only) and run the machine directly from the mains.
The Disk2Disk recovery feature allows you to recover the system without recovery CDs. This will return your system to factory settings and will delete everything stored on the machine. If possible we strongly advise backing up anything important on your machine before starting the recovery process.
ok, sounds like its got a few major dramas going on but hopefully we can get things going. if its completely failing to post it can only be a bios, ram or CPU failure. if it is posting but not loading windows there can be a few probles. usually if your switching and installed OS from one to another the HAL (hardware application layer) needs to be re-installed to cope with changes in APTI and single/multicore processors. this can be sorted by using the repair console from the windows installation. the serial number comes up with the registration page automatically put onto the OS when installed from the ACER backup partition. this can be accessed via alt+f10 on posting, as if you were going f8 for safemode.
You may be correct about the hard drive failure.
But to make sure that it is the hard drive and not Vista, I would try to run the recovery cd that came with the unit. When the cd boots up, select "repair" and let it attempt to fix the problem. If the recovery fails, I would call the warranty Company for service.
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Pretty simple. You'll just need to determine whether the system uses SATA or IDE for the hard drive interface. Many machines manufactured in the past couple of years use SATA, but any 2.5" drive will be compatible providing you have the correct interface. ATA drives for laptops are generally called PATA and if it's such an interface any ATA-6 drive will be compatible.
You might need a SATA driver for the Vista installation, so bear that in mind. You'd specify additional drivers during the setup process.