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Acer Aspire 5100 PC Notebook BIOS: "Fixed Disk Failure 0200"

\015 I have an Acer Aspire 5100 notebook that is really giving me some issues.On POST, BIOS will return a 0200 Fixed Disk Failure. It returns the ID the HD as "HD23423,,,,,,,,,,,", which is odd.After numerous attempts it will make it through POST with the proper HD ID and will boot into windows.It will work in windows as long as I don't physically move the machine. EXAMPLE if I move the machine from one table to another it will dump CORE and reboot. Again giving me the Fixed Disk issue. This is what really stumps me. Sometimes I won't move it at all and it will give me the above error.\015\012I am already on my second HD and the new one is giving me the same problem as the old. I don't think I could possible have to bad HDs. Do you think it is something with the IDE HD interface on the MB? Maybe the contacts are bad?\015\012Any other ideas?\015

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I had the Error 0200 problem. First the existing hard drive started to play up, so I replaced it with a new 250GB drive. I started getting the 0200 issue after installing the new drive. I wasn't sure what the problem was, I started to wonder if the old drive had been fine. I took out the drive, and opened up the rest of the covering on the laptop to clean it. I found some fluff around the fan, so cleaned this away. Still the problem existed. I was about to give up thinking it was a motherboard problem, when I came across an article where someone mentioned that taking the hard drive out of it cover fixed the problem. Rather than take the drive out of the casing, I loosened the 4 screws holding the hard drive. I put everything back together, powered it up, and it has now been running for 14 hours continiously without any problems. \015\012
\015\012Solution, If you have replaced the hard drive, don't tighten the screws holding it in the caseing too tight.
Here is the solution ...
i have acer aspire 5100.. and i had this issue for months.. The issue may not be with the HDD. It could be the problem with ATI chip (BGA chip). Open the cover and put enough pressure on the ATI chip and see if it boots up. Otherwise check for other BGA chips on ur motherboard. a little google will help
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