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Laptop with no OS

By redwoo
Apr 11, 2010
  1. Hi all i bought an acer aspire with no OS so i loaded my copy of vista on it and i wont boot just gets to the green loading bar and thats it

    HELP PLEASE !!!!!!!!
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    May we have the model number of your laptop and the major specifications, please?
     
  3. redwoo

    redwoo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    call me suspicious but why its a acer aspire 5315
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Suspicious!? Here I'm trying to help you and you give me this? I even said, "please." I'm done.
     
  5. hughva

    hughva TS Rookie Posts: 58

    Some laptops can't run Vista. Did this laptop ever have an OS?
    Look on the Acer site to see which OSs are available.
     
  6. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,323   +135

    This was definitely an over-dramatic reaction. As mailpup is a TechSpot Evangelist
    I would have figured he'd have more patience, if of course, he has experience helping people before, he should understand the suspicion and cautiousness of newcomers.

    However, redwoo, this is necessary information which you should have provided in your post first off.

    redwoo, it should run Windows Vista. If possible try a version of Windows XP, if that doesnt work. Try Ubuntu, its free, and there is a huge community which will help you out with everything you need. Free OpenOffice solutions for documents, and other tons of free software that the Ubuntu community offers.

    Do you know how to properly set the BIOS to boot from a windows installation CD? You may have additional difficulties if its a SATA drive, and if so you can set the BIOS to use Native IDE so you shouldnt need to load additional drivers if Vista doesnt happen to have them.

    Post or PM me for additional help if you still need it.
     
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