Interested in all things computers, photography, smart gadgets, home theatre setup, audiophile hi-fi, pc gaming, console gaming, nintendo, multimedia, graphic design, software programming, yada-yada-yada Helpful 5 Not Helpful Comment Flag. Not even broadband modem work since it don’t have drivers installed. If they’re thin a little wider than your thumb , then you computer is using SATA hard drives. Didn’t come up with search results when I first tried searching for help. I have an Acer Aspire laptop from which came preinstalled with Windows Vista, and I decided to wipe the hard drive and downgrade to Windows XP today.

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Ask a Question Usually answered in minutes! Boot into XP and install it.

You must log in or sign up to reply here. Since I have no beforehand experience on installing OS’s on laptops I just formatted the partition and put my XP cd inside the dvd-drive.

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I just bought mine today and nearly flung it out the window Darkstar Dec 3, at Thanks alot for your comments guys, I’m able to install xp on my aspire D by your help and get rid of the blue screen with 7b error. Thought that I aapire like to share my first oversea purchase from the nation of the rising sun, Nihon or Japan! Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

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I have a solution on this problem. Apr 15, Acer Aspire Notebook. Nov 21, Acer Aspire Notebook. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. Do you already have an account? I tried looking from Acer’s driver support site but it only has Vista drivers there.

You saved me a lot of time! I think Fernando gives more data intructions either somewhere here at MSFN or at his own forumbut that’s the gist of it. Then, after all the effort involved, you may realize I’m going to try installing drivers from this thread. After installation you also need to change the windows bootloader file as XP will overwrite the bootloader file for Vista.


If they’re thin a little wider than your thumbthen you computer is using SATA hard drives. View all 17 comments. If you’re replacing it, just make sure you get one with the correct interface, judging by what you sat SATA.

What type of hard drive is in my ACER Aspire 5920 IDE or SATA

I tried googling on installing ‘windows on aspire’. Login to post Please use English characters only. You can not use a sata converter on the motherboard. Your name or email address: