Acer Aspire One [Solved/Closed]

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dancedhall
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Hello,

I have an Acer Aspire One that I installed Windows Vista on, thus I decided after a while that I would rather go back to Windows XP. The recovery portion of the Acer doesn't seem to work so I tried using a simple combo of buying a external CD-ROM drive for the Acer and just used a disk of windows XP. The Windows Setup menu comes on and it goes through until it says it can't find a hard drive on the Acer. Any help would be good or alternative methods.

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Hi there,

You need to enter setup of bios,then disable sata/native mode,save and exit and restart by booting from xp installation cd,link below will help you to disable it:

https://ccm.net/faq/2370-downgrade-from-windows-vista-to-xp-hdd-s-ata-not-recognized\

Thanks