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Formatting problem acer laptop

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November 12, 2009 3:15:28 PM

I am trying to format my laptop, its got vista at the moment and i am wanting to put format and put xp on, Now when i put the xp disk in and boot it the disc loads ect "press enter to continue" and then i get an error saying there is no hard drive installed :S
But the laptop works fine i am just unable to format can any one help?

And the XP disc works i did my PC last month.
Thx for any help Cheers Stu.
November 12, 2009 10:23:39 PM

6351stuart said:
I am trying to format my laptop, its got vista at the moment and i am wanting to put format and put xp on, Now when i put the xp disk in and boot it the disc loads ect "press enter to continue" and then i get an error saying there is no hard drive installed :S
But the laptop works fine i am just unable to format can any one help?

And the XP disc works i did my PC last month.
Thx for any help Cheers Stu.

Hi i had this problem with my laptop in the end i got a usb floppy and booted up using floppy drive as you use to do then formated the hard drive or you can download vista format put it on a disc mak sure its iso so it will boot on start up
November 13, 2009 3:18:11 AM

Thanks for sharing the information.It is definitely going to help me some time.

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March 27, 2011 10:48:42 AM

I've always found that it's the windows xp operating system that can be the main cause of problems with computers. I used to have a laptop that would always have problems with the sound card. When I later upgraded it to Windows vista, the problems disappeared. Thank you for sharing. :-)
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