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tried everything still cant install win 8 on acer laptop

  1. #41


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    As you can delete & make partition, your SATA controller driver in loading.


    Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
    Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
    Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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  2. #42


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8/Ubuntu 14.04


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    As you can delete & make partition, your SATA controller driver in loading.


    Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
    Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
    Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

    i Checked it.
    No problem in that.

    i Can install UBuntu, xp vista, 7
    Just this Windows 8 i cannot install.
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  3. #43


    Posts : 20
    Windows 8/Ubuntu 14.04


    Please do you have any other way through which i can install ?
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  4. #44


    Posts : 4
    W8 x64


    Hi !
    New ACER laptop with pre-installed Windows 8 ?
    You tried to clean install Windows and got a 0xc0000001 or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error ?
    Got the same problem ! I found a solution (thanks to « vov4ik829 »).

    You’ll need :
    - Your AHCI and WIFI drivers (you can get them here : Acer | Download )
    - A USB key
    - A text editor (like notepad)

    1. Get AHCI and WIFI drivers (you can get them here : Acer | Download )
    2. Create a folder named « drivers » in the root of the USB key and put the *.cab, *.inf and *.sys files for each driver.
    (ex :
    athw8.cat
    athw8.inf
    atw8.sys
    athw8x.cat
    athw8x.inf
    atw8x.sys
    iaAHCIC.cat
    iaAHCIC.inf
    iaStorA.sys
    iaStorAC.cat
    iaStorAC.inf
    iaStorF.sys
    )
    3. Open your text editor, copy/paste the following code and save the file as « autounattend.xml »
    4. Plug in the USB key and install Windows 8 (Tested on Aspire V5-531)


    For 64bit system/os :
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    <UserData>
    <ProductKey>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </ProductKey>
    </UserData>
    <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DriverPaths>
    <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
    <Path>%configsetroot%drivers\</Path>
    </PathAndCredentials>
    </DriverPaths>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    For 32bit system/os :
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DiskConfiguration>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </DiskConfiguration>
    <UserData>
    <ProductKey>
    <WillShowUI>Always</WillShowUI>
    </ProductKey>
    </UserData>
    <UseConfigurationSet>true</UseConfigurationSet>
    </component>
    <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpCustomizationsWinPE" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <DriverPaths>
    <PathAndCredentials wcm:action="add" wcm:keyValue="1">
    <Path>%configsetroot%drivers\</Path>
    </PathAndCredentials>
    </DriverPaths>
    </component>
    </settings>
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />
    </unattend>
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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  5. #45


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7


    where I have to put the .xml file??? into the drivers folder or in the main directory of the pendrive??? one more question, im using a dvd to install windows 8, this tip works or i have to install windows using a pendrive ???
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  6. #46


    Posts : 4
    W8 x64


    Hi Escobarcho,
    I'm sorry but honestly I do not remember very well: I didn't reinstall windows 8 on the acer laptop of my sister since.


    Quote Originally Posted by Escobarcho View Post
    where I have to put the .xml file??? into the drivers folder or in the main directory of the pendrive??? one more question, im using a dvd to install windows 8, this tip works or i have to install windows using a pendrive ???
    I think you can install from a DVD but make sure your USB stick containing the drivers and the .xml file is plugged in when you boot and during the install.
    Your USB stick should contain the driver folder [containing the *.cab, *.inf and *.sys files] and the .xml file (in the main directory).

    If this does not work, try installing from USB (you'll need at least a 4GB USB stick):

    1- Make your Windows 8 USB using a Windows 8 ISO and this tool: http://images2.store.microsoft.com/p...B-DVD-tool.exe
    2- Put your driver folder (containing the *.cab, *.inf and *.sys files) on the USB stick (main directory)
    3- Put the .xml file on the USB stick (main directory)


    Let me know if it works. If it does not I'll ask my sister's computer and try different ways myself so I can tell you which one works.

    Dikyx
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  7. #47


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Put the drivers folder directly on the root of the usb stick. Put the .xml file directly on the root of the usb stick. It does not go inside the drivers folder.

    Quote Originally Posted by Escobarcho View Post
    where I have to put the .xml file??? into the drivers folder or in the main directory of the pendrive??? one more question, im using a dvd to install windows 8, this tip works or i have to install windows using a pendrive ???
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