I have an Acer Aspire 5710 which came pre-loaded with Windows Vista. O/S has been changed to Win SXP SP2 and was working fine till today.
The laptop starts up and then hangs (does not reach till the Windows screen). Have tried the following
- Repair with XP CD.
Re-install with XP CD (In both cases the error "No hard disk" is displayed.)
Tried F5/F8 to boot with other options.
Guess the hard-disk is not being recognised. The 160 Gb SATA disk is shown as IDE0 in the Phoenix Bios. There is no floppy drive.