Jump to content
  • Welcome To Mopar1973Man.Com

    We can see that your guest and been lurking about. When you register on the Mopar1973Man.Com site you'll be able to interact with all the other members. This is the most friendliest Cummins forum you'll ever join. Take the time right now and  REGISTER  on the Mopar1973Man.Com this will open up many more options and functions on the website. Everyone is very friendly and helpful just ask questions and everyone will help you out the best they can. 

Sign in to follow this  
davbell22602

Problem with new hard drive in Acer computer

Recommended Posts

I have acer computer and I replaced the harddrive cause the harddrive crashed. Well when I replaced it and hooking it back up. When booting the computer to install the windows xp it stops at verifying pool date...... What does that mean? I couldn't find another 160gb harddrive so i had to get a 300+ gb hardrive.

3200+ amd sempron,512mb,160gb,combo drive.ast160-us321h

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

here what somebody already suggested.

Turn off PC, unplug the power cord and open the case. Remove the shiny watch type battery in there for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes insert the battery back in on the motherboard. Plug-in the power cord. When you turn on the PC go into the BIOS and change the Clock settings. Make sure the DMI (desktop management interface or system managementPosted Image

SMBIOS can see the HDD.

The issues you were having is that the system needed to have it's CMOS (memory to hold the date, time, and system setup parameters) reset or flush out the old data.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the new hard drive detected in bios? When do you get the pool data error, as soon as you turn it on, or does windows load some files first? You should check the bios and be sure the drive shows up? I am not sure of where you are in the install when this all happens?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a problem in the bios, or hardware is halting the bios? Did it do this with the old hard drive? Do you have a SATA or IDE hard drive? Maybe you should plug the old HD back in, just to see if that stops the pool problem? What kind of bios do you have, Award or Phoenix? Maybe you need to enter the bios and manually set the date?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah... Head over to the Seagate site and pick up that DOS tool. It will check the motherboard to hard drive communication anf verify the hard drive for problems. There is even tools to limit the drive to a small er size to aid with BIOS problems.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could you post a link to the Acer web site, and your computer specs? If we knew more about your particular PC, we could offer more help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well partitioning the drive will not change the fact that when BIOS ask the hard drive how big the drive is it will report the full size of the drive regardless of the partitions on the drive. So that what the tool does is force the drive to report a smaller number to the BIOS at boot time so the drive is accepted by the motherboard. Now the only thing that missing in that information is who makes the motherboard? I know its a 939 socket motherboard which I know is out of date... I can't even buy 939 processor from my dealer... Another idea is if you can find the anufacture of the motherboard you could go check there web site and Acer web site for a BIOS flash hoping maybe to extend the motherboard ability for larger drives.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its made by Phoenix Bios 262016967There's two stickers with some numbers on themsticker #1M/B MBP310900362600770EK06sticker #2041T62610002 PC C51GM03A1-2.0-8EKRS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ITE IT8712F-A0551-IXSZN1FGLamega 87-96One of the sets numbers on the stickers is the FCC. Cause the FCC approval stamped box is next to sticker # 2 and sticker #2 is under sticker #1.

Edited by davbell22602

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should look up the model of the motherboard through the manufacture... Like mine is a Asus M3A motherboard. So here is the page for my updates for BIOS.

[ATTACH]464[/ATTACH]

Now look through the BIOS updates on the page which there show be several (maybe). Like myself I'm made a few updates to my board to deal with a few issues. There is 11 updates since the time my board was produced.

NOTICE & WARNING!

But read up all the information pretaining to BIOS updates. When flashing a BIOS chip you don't want to have any interruptions in power or shut the computer off because it will kill the chip and make the computer unuseable.

post-2-138698163169_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would consider both options carefully... Looking at changing the hard drive settings (common) or flashing the BIOS (uncommon). I would check the BIOS updates to see if there was a update for hard drive limityation problems. If there isn't a update I would consider looking at modifing the hard drive settings...Either way it can be done without winodws present and typically is done from a floppy disc or a bootable CD ROM...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

either I'm not looking in right places but I cant find anything. I might be out dating myself age wise but what happen to the free sites for pc hardware/updates? I found updates for wireless adapter for the laptop but I have to pay for a membership.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently Foxconn didn't want to put there name on that motherboard. The N15235 number on the board goes back to FoxConn but I can quite seem to get the exist board I've come close with 2 models though...

P4M800P7MB-RS2

Posted Image

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/detail_overview.aspx?ID=en-us0000158

P4M800P7MB-RS2H

Posted Image

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/detail_spec.aspx?ID=en-us0000191

My problem is I can't seem to find the 4 SATA slots like yours...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Donation Goals

    Mopar1973Man Medical Bills

    If you want to donate to Michael Nelson medical bills. Any fund donated here will be directed toward the medical bills and getting them paid. 


    30%
    $150.00 of $500.00 Donate Now


×
×
  • Create New...