Acer aspire 5715Z new hard drive

  hvs 21:57 16 Jan 2014

I want to replace my hard drive with a larger one of 320gb. I bought one and installed it went through the entire process of reinstalling vista from the recovery DVD 's which I made when I first bought my laptop. The hard drive is a western digital. I kept on getting an error message" windows could not configure windows to run on this pc's hardware. I tried this 3 times. I called acer for advice but they could not help . I called Western Digital and I was told that maybe the port speed was faster then what the mother board could handle. No-one can give me a specific reason why this is. I tookmthe hard drive back to the store . Could you tell me how I can find out what hard drive is compatible for my acer? Pentium M T2310 1.46ghz . To make sure that the recovery discs where ok I reinstalled the OS on the hard drive and it worked perfectly! Your help would be very much appreciated. Thks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:10 16 Jan 2014

Problem can occur if your system has an Intel storage controller that is configured to "RAID" mode in the BIOS. (This is a standard setting for many PC manufacturers) - check your BIOS settings


The hard drive you are installing to is an "Advanced Format" disk, which have a physical sector size of 4 kilobytes and a logical emulated sector size of 512 bytes.

Advanced Format is a new technology being adopted by PC manufacturers to increase media format efficiency which will lead to larger capacity hard drives. If you are replacing a hard drive in an older PC, you may be more likely to encounter this issue. - Make sure any drive you buy is NOT "Advanced Format"

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