Acer 5740 HDD replacement doesn't work / erecovery to new hard drive
Hello, I have an ACER 5740 and recently bought a new 500GB HDD to replace my existing 250GB one. The computer runs windows 7. I made the erecovery back up disks, as well as the driver back ups. I replaced the HDD and tried to follow the instructions. It appeared as though everything worked (all 3 recovery disks) were inserted and loaded fine. However when it came to rebooting after all that, it said that it was starting services, but then an error comes up stating that i need to restart the installation. Help please! Is it because the system doesn't like the increase in HDD size? If so what should I do
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Thanks for your replay, much appreciated. Didn't use windows 7 back up and restore - acer has an inbuilt e-recovery system that i used and through that i created the system image on 3 dvds. I haven't got a way to partition the disk as far as I'm aware: it did this automatically on installation on the new HDD. I've had a look at the links you sent, but they're not acer specific?
gparted is a tool u can use to partition ur hdd. just download, burn the iso-file to a cd. ur pc will boot from cd and u can start partitioning.
i have the same problem atm and now im wondering which partition size i need.