Having problems with your Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop ?

Operating system not found

\015 ACER Travelmate 4502LCi. I cannot start windows XP. Disabled the network boot on the bios and have got rid of the PXE messages but still says Operating system not found. Downloaded Reqcure on another laptop but cannot figure out how to run it as I only have a memory stick. I have tried to run the recovery CD but still gives same message - Operating system not found. Can anyone tell me which part of the laptop to open to check the hard drive cable. Please help, urgent. Karen (blonde)\015

Answers :

If the BIOS is not identifying a HDD, it usually means the the drive has failed. I know that is not what you want to hear. I found a manual online for the 4220/4250. If you turn the laptop upside down with the battery away from you, the HDD will be on the front left side. There should be a bumper there too. The hard drive is held in by screws, normally small Philips head. Remove the screws and the drive should slide out to the left. The picture is not great, but that is how most of them work. The HDD will either have pin connectors of an adapter that slides over the pins. You can examine the drive to make sure the connectors look alright. Replace the drive and try to start the PC again. If you get the same result, it is probably dead. If you have any warranty left, contact Acer for a replacement. If not, you have to decide if you want to replace the drive or not. Sorry! :-{

In the meantime, if you have access to another computer with a cd burner, you can go to the site below and download something to get you by:

http://www.puppylinux.org/downloads

Download the iso file and burn it to a CD. Boot the laptop from the CD. This will install a full Linux OS in the RAM of the laptop. No HDD required. It is amazingly fast. You can also install it on a memory stick/usb drive. It is complete with a word processing ap that can save in Word format and a spreadsheet ap that can save as Excel. And it is free. I stumbled across it a week or so ago helping someone else. It is now running on an old pc behind me that I use for research.

If you do the Linux thing you could also use it to check the hard drive and verify that it is dead. If you can see it in Linux, you should be able to copy your files to a memory stick.

I hope this helps. Please let me know what you find and especially if there is anything else I can do to help you.

~ Spoem
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