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Old 04-20-2007, 03:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting this error upon booting ,i thought normally this is caused by corrupt boot sectors or damaged harddrive.so I tried to boot using windows cd and it still said the same error. I pluged the hard drive into a external usb dongle and it didnt detect ,so i got a new a hard drive. I'm still having the same problem windows cd wont boot it. The bios cant pick up the new hard drive. This is on a acer aspire 1360 notebook.

any idears? thanks in advance.

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is the CD broken and are the connections loose?


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THe cd works fine, The harddrive is pretty much pluged strait into the motherboard theres no ide on the notebook.
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Ok so i have found the bios isnt showing the cd either . What is the most likely thing that would cause the motherboard to stop detecting both hard drive and cd?. I belive they are on different Ide channels.
it could be a corrupt bios or somthing ,Is reseting the bios the same in a laptop as a pc? i usually just update the firmware to reset the bios but i cant boot .
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I have an Acer Aspire 1362WLC. I formated the hard drive. Then I installed XP and started using the laptop. The fifth time I started I got the warning "Opersting System not found".
With the XP CD in the DVD reader the problem remains.
What can be wrong with my laptop?
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