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    « on: March 18, 2012, 06:12:11 PM »
    I was brought a laptop that has Windows Vista on it.  Thing is that it was able too boot into Vista at all.  The user wanted to remove the OS an put 7 on it.  Thing is that when I go to install it, it doesnt see the harddrive.  I was able to install a copy of 98 without any issues.  It seems like a SATA Standerad Drive.  Is it possible to connect it with regular SATA connectors to check the drive. 

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    « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 06:23:44 PM »
    Yes, SATA 2.5" and 3.5" are completely interchangeable.

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    Thing is that it was able too boot into Vista at all.

    You were or you weren't?

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      « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 06:28:19 PM »
      sorry, really wasnt able too

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      « Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 03:21:08 AM »
      Sounds like the hard drive has had it. Diagnose and report back.

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      « Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 07:12:08 AM »
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      I was able to install a copy of 98 without any issues.

      This makes zero sense since Win98 doesn't even have SATA drivers...
         
       
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      « Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012, 10:03:57 AM »
      This makes zero sense since Win98 doesn't even have SATA drivers...

      If anyone can get it done, it's squa... Ryuk.

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      « Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 10:06:51 AM »
      This makes zero sense since Win98 doesn't even have SATA drivers...
      Last I checked Windows 98 worked fine with your standard PATA/IDE controllers, and All SATA Controllers typically have an option, -sometimes enabled by default- to emulate a PATA controller.
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      « Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 10:08:47 AM »
      Understood.

      Just curious as to why he even went down that road on a Vista PC...
         
       
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      « Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 10:14:22 AM »
      Understood.

      Just curious as to why he even went down that road on a Vista PC...
      Probably a question better left unanswered...

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      « Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 10:23:03 AM »
      Curious minds want to know...
         
       
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        « Reply #10 on: March 19, 2012, 11:50:31 AM »
        Probably what he could get at the time :/  I just put 98 on it too see if it wouldnt at least install a OS.  Tried Knoppix an XP but, didnt seem too work at all.

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        « Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012, 03:18:35 PM »
        Once again we know less than when we started...
           
         
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          « Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012, 03:41:03 PM »
          Well other then what I do know an had posted.  I did have the model an everything but, I miss placed it.  Not sure if I will get the chance to look at it tommorow or not.  I dont think I tried Hiens yet  :-\

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          « Reply #13 on: March 19, 2012, 03:58:29 PM »
          Where is the Vista CD ? ?
          Where is this Win7 version from they want you to install ? ?

          Not exactly sure how a simple clean install on a laptop can get so arduous...
             
           
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            « Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 11:34:56 AM »
            Its a Acer Aspire 5315-2713

            He didnt give me a Vista disk.

            It was one he made useing a ISO through the College.  I had too use the copy I made cause, he didnt make his right.

            I honestly dont really know.   :-\