Having problems with your Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook ?

I have a acer 5100 aspire that won't recognize the hardrive half the time and won't find some of it's usb ports. I have reloaded windows and even tried different hard drives (used not new) and it seems to do the same thing each time. Has anyone else experienced this


Answers :

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  1. Check in the BIOS to make sure that the HD is present in the system before proceeding..
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  3. If not then power off the laptop and then carefully remove and replace the HD from and to its connector.
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  5. Then secure it then reboot the laptop.
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  7. Check the BIOS settings again to see if the HD is recognised.
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  9. If you still can’t see the HD then obtain a USB to IDE / SATA adaptor cable from eBay or your local PC store and remove the HD from the laptop and lay it down on a flat horizontal surface and use the adapter to connect to the laptop’s HD and connect the USB to another PC. This will show if there are any issues with the HD itself and will allow you to format it if necessary.
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  11. Then replace it back in the laptop and all should be well.
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  13. If not then you can suspect that you have an HD controller issue which is a very costly repair in a laptop.
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  1. If the laptop will boot or you have a bootable CD / DVD then change the boot sequence in BIOS to be CD/DVD then Hard Disk.
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  3. Reboot the laptop.
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  5. Once booted look at the Device Manager to see if there are any errors showing in the Storage Devices and the Hard Disk in particular.
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  7. Then go to option 5 or use the bootable CD / DVD to reformat and rebuild the hard drive.
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  9. If all the above fails then install a new Hard Drive, format it as required and reinstall the Operating System and applications.
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