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    My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
    « on: April 08, 2013, 02:57:15 PM »
    My internal Hard-drive wont read in my acer aspire netbook "no bootable disk", but when I used a imposure and connected it to a Mac, it read it, But when I connected to a another windows PC its seems to act wierd or not read at all. Is it corrupt and can I fix it on a Mac that read it?

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    Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
    « Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 03:28:48 PM »
    When you boot the computer, the Acer splash screen should come up for a few seconds.

    On that splash screen, it should tell you to press a button to go into Setup. (The key should be F1, F2, F11, Del, etc...)

    Once you get into the BIOS setup, make sure your hard drive is the first primary boot device.

    Save changes and restart the computer.

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      Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
      « Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 03:42:18 PM »
      OK, I went into the BIOS menu, but I don't see my hard drive information under IDE0. Again, with the enclosure (I forgot to say that properly the first time) I can read it off a Mac, but not on windows.

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      Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
      « Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 06:50:43 PM »
      That's really strange.

      Are you sure it's an IDE drive?

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      Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
      « Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 06:58:30 PM »
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      but when I used a imposure and connected it to a Mac, it read it,

      This sticks out like a thumb...did you use and file conversion apps on the drive trying to get the data ? ?
      " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

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      Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
      « Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 07:04:34 PM »
      This sticks out like a thumb...did you use and file conversion apps on the drive trying to get the data ? ?

      Macs can read NTFS. Cannot write.

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      Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
      « Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 07:08:04 PM »
      Gotcha...was not thinking NTFS.
      Still stuck in a FAT frame of mind.... ;D
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        Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
        « Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 09:36:08 PM »
        This sticks out like a thumb...did you use and file conversion apps on the drive trying to get the data ? ?
        No, I just plugged it in a Mac at school and it loaded. Thats how I backed up my data off it. Its just corrupted on a Windows.

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          Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
          « Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 10:21:38 AM »
          Any help?

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          Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
          « Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 10:47:49 AM »
          OK, I went into the BIOS menu, but I don't see my hard drive information under IDE0. Again, with the enclosure (I forgot to say that properly the first time) I can read it off a Mac, but not on windows.
          If Acer laptop cannot see hard drive in BIOS, either hard drive is bad or something is wrong with Acer motherboard.  Even if hard drive is new with nothing on it, BIOS will see it.  If it didn't, you would never be able to install Windows.

          I think you need to try a different hard drive in the Acer, but I suspect a problem with the laptop hardware.

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          Re: My Acer aspire netbook Hard drive crashed, but...
          « Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 02:13:27 PM »
          Also since you were able to have the drive seen on another PC i would burn any important data to DVD/CD's and then DLoad and run the Free diagnostics from the drive manuf. site...
          Run the Long test just to be sure.
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