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Acer Aspire 5732ZG - will not boot from hard disk

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#1 TheGimp


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:44 PM

Hey folks.




When the laptop boots, it's to 'Network boot' - which fails when it cannot initialise the NIC controller.

I can sometimes get into the BIOS - nothing I change there changes the outcome.

The hard disk is not recognised.

The 4GB of RAM is reported as 2GB.


I can boot into a DOS USB boot stick. I can then flash the BIOS. No change.

I have swapped the HDD - no change.

I have swapped the RAM - no change.


Anyone have any other tricks?






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#2 the_patriot11


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 09:09 PM

Id guess the laptops toast.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 10:47 AM

It might be worthwhile to replace the current CMOS/RTC battery...all of your stated symptoms could be interpreted as signs of CMOS battery failure, IMO.


See Random Loss Of BIOS Settings , page 128, Ch 4.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:22 AM

Good call, ya that would do it.

You check your bios settings bro ?

#5 TheGimp

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:19 PM

BIOS battery - I'll give that a go, although the BIOS did seem to be maintaining the time. But worth a try.


Thanks all.

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