Operating system on Acer Aspire X3200

Fujitsu siemens / D1192
October 31, 2011 at 09:11:43
Specs: Windows XP, 1.297 GHz / 1023 MB
I have been given a present of an ACER ASPIRE X3200, but the previous owner totally wiped the Hard-drive using WINDOWS WASHER - how do I load a new O/S on it??

I have an OEM copy of WinXP Pro, but the system terminates the install before it gets very far....

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October 31, 2011 at 14:40:41
If it's not an Acer OEM, it won't work. You have to buy a retail version of Windows or load Unix or Linux on it.

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October 31, 2011 at 15:38:52
To remove the Acer info on the HDD, I do it this way.

To get your HD really clean, use both of these, they are instant ( no waiting ) start with Zap 1st & WIPE OUT immediately after.
Only safe way to clean up the HD, is to do it on it's own, in other words no other HD connected to the cable or motherboard.
Zap when finished, gives messages that make you think it has failed, it has'nt.

1: Make sure no other hard drive is connected.

2: Set the bios to boot from floppy or CD first.

3: Use this W95 boot disk. Unzip the files onto a floppy or boot CD ( for maximum flexibility, use RW ) & reboot.
W95 Boot disk files.zip

4: Type > zap 1 & press > Enter.

5: Type > wipeout c: /nq /np & press > Enter

6: Change bios to boot from CD first ( if you hav'nt done so already.

7: Remove boot disk, insert XP ( or whatever operating system you want to install ) CD & reboot, format & partition ( recommend NTFS ) as required.

Creating Bootable CD/DVD's Without A:\Floppy Drive

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October 31, 2011 at 20:23:13
How does that help? The drive was already wiped.

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