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Acer 5720 Travelmate and XP repeated blue screen so removed HDD to replace with 500 GB WD Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit: same prob

Acer 5720 Travelmate and XP repeated blue screen so I removed the HDD to replace with 500 GB Western Digital and installed Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit: same problem would not install beyond writing the Registry and searching for Drivers
Thinking the Blue Screen problem was likely to be caused by Device drivers, I heard of a tip to enter Device Manager in the uncompleted installation by using shift F10 to bring up the DOS PROMPT and typing <COMPMGMTLAUNCHER> This only worked after the blue screen appeared then closed very rapidly, then waiting for Windows to start up again and produce an error notice. At that moment I had to get the promt up and carry out all the foregoing, then I disabled 8 or more devices with warning triangles. However the screen continued to appear. So after two days of many similar attempts and also completely failing to install fresh drivers, I decided I would instead do a new installation of XP Pro so I did a low level format of the disk with Hirens Boot CD then wrote a new partition and formatted that but Win XP Pro now rejects the Disk. Could it be that the BIOS is needs updating, the existing is Version 1436 KBC Version 02.36. Acer don’t support after 2008 for this Acer manufactured 07/10/12 Can anyone throw some light on this please.
I need to know how and when to install the drivers from the Acer website and about the size of partitons for the XP.
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    Hi

    Before re installing windows you should check for hardware faults first
    Faulty ram and faulty hard disks can cause BSOD (Download a Image )or ram test on vista & win 7 or 8 DVD can test ram

    Hard disk malnufacturers produce bootable diagnostic disks
    WD & Seagate have window test programs which can be used if problem hard disk is put into a USB to sata tray or put inside a PC with a spare hard disk sata port & cables

    If hardware passes tests try again with XP or 7 windows disk or recovery disks

    Moving a hard disk & windows from one PC to a different one is almost bound to cause a BSOD unless preparations are made in advance or the pc's have the same chip set or you
    remove the hard disk controller drivers before re booting the PC

    Providing windows has the hard disk controller driver and you have another PC to go online to get critical drivers such as
    Chipset
    Graphics card
    Audio/sound
    Network
    Wireless
    Power management
    Hard disk controller driver for sata ahci mode ( you won't need raid drivers in a laptop )
    If XP 99% is x86 (=32bit)
    If win 7 vital to get correct 32/64 or dual drivers

    Do not update bios unless system is stable as if it goes wrong motherboard can be bricked (destroyed beyond economic repair)


    Best of luck

    Mike Barnes
  2. mbarnes86 said:
    Hi

    Before re installing windows you should check for hardware faults first
    Faulty ram and faulty hard disks can cause BSOD (Download a Image )or ram test on vista & win 7 or 8 DVD can test ram

    Hard disk malnufacturers produce bootable diagnostic disks
    WD & Seagate have window test programs which can be used if problem hard disk is put into a USB to sata tray or put inside a PC with a spare hard disk sata port & cables

    If hardware passes tests try again with XP or 7 windows disk or recovery disks

    Moving a hard disk & windows from one PC to a different one is almost bound to cause a BSOD unless preparations are made in advance or the pc's have the same chip set or you
    remove the hard disk controller drivers before re booting the PC

    Providing windows has the hard disk controller driver and you have another PC to go online to get critical drivers such as
    Chipset
    Graphics card
    Audio/sound
    Network
    Wireless
    Power management
    Hard disk controller driver for sata ahci mode ( you won't need raid drivers in a laptop )
    If XP 99% is x86 (=32bit)
    If win 7 vital to get correct 32/64 or dual drivers

    Best of luck

    Mike Barnes
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