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Replacement hard drive will not install from Acer Factory

  1. #11

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Most likely formatted.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    Acer Iconia W700 Recovery using System DVD - Acer Community

    "Please boot this recovery disc using Legacy BIOS mode."

    "Restore Fail: This recovery system can only be used on UEFI mode. Please press OK to restart the system immediately."

    To do a full recovery you must first delete everything on the drive and leave the space unallocated.

    - boot the computer using the Windows 7/8/8.1 installation media
    - press SHIFT+F10 to open command prompt
    - run the following commands at the command prompt

    list disk (this will give you a listing of the disks on your system)
    select disk # (select the disk you want to clean, for example select disk 0)
    clean (running the clean command will delete all partitions on the disk)

    Just wanted to say thanks for posting this! I ran into the same thing and Gateway told me to make sure there was only 1 partition on the drive but did not mention the drive had to be unallocated.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    Ok, thanks for that feedback.

    Here is more info about Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style) and UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style): LINK
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  4. #14

    Posts : 1
    windows 8

    Registered just say that formatting the hard and leaving it unallocated worked. Aces guys
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  5. #15

    Posts : 1
    XP-VISTA-WIN7 ultimate-windows 8.1, etc

    Thanks for Posting the cure for this --- everyone !!!!!

    I was having the same problem with a Gateway Windows 8 computer with a new hard drive and Gateway/acer recovery discs. This was the first time I've restored window 8.1 on a new hard drive and was going goofy looking for the cure. Thank god
    google found the Windows Eight Forums and this 'little talk' about curing the problem.

    it's up and running thanks to everything posting the cure... I used a USB adapter on the hard drive plugged into a Windows 7 box, ran diskpart and then started the install and it just finshed, up and working

    Thanks, again,

    Northern California
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