I ran across a pretty good tutorial for this. The link below will take you to it.

[url]http://www.coldfusionmuse.com/index.cfm/2010/2/11/xp.pro.32.to.win.7.64[/url]

If the condition of the hdd is questionable, go to the manufacturer's web site and download their diagnostic tool and run it. If there is a short test and a long test, run the long test.

[color=green]When you take a hdd with a Windows OS installed on it that you have been using on one computer and then install it as a master in another computer you are asking for major problems. The excerpt below is from a [url=http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa/sb/cs-009290.htm]Intel[/url] article which describes in detail what happens. The article also mentions a reference to an article by Microsoft, it can be seen [url=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314082]here [/url].[/color]

[b]"Moving a hard drive with Windows 2000 or Windows XP already installed to a new motherboard without reinstalling the operating system is not recommended.

If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer and you may not be able to start Windows. This is documented in Microsoft's knowledge base article. This is true even if you move the hard drive to a motherboard with the same chipset, as different hardware revisions can cause this issue as well.

Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you move your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error."[/b]

You could try ...

Look in the [b]Event Viewer[/b] and see what errors are showing up at the time that this is happening. Each error will have its own date and time shown.

[b]Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer[/b].

On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.

The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.

Warnings will appear as a yellow trinangle with an exclamation mark inside.

When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.

Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

I would like to make a point before I leave, all of the other sites that I participate in are geared toward a mature membership, and hijacking a thread occurs occasionally, but it is the exception to the rule where as it is the expected norm here. I guess it's an adult thing. goodbye

One of my biggest annoyances is people that hijack other's thread with totally inane garbage. Wait...that just happened here! OMG!!!!

If you have the installation CD you can use that to run a repair. You will want to go to the BIOS and make your CD-ROM the first device in the boot order so that when you insert the CD and restart the computer it will boot from that CD. Once the disc start it should give you an option to make a repair rather than a installation, use that choice.

It would be helpful it you would let us know the make and model of your computer.

If this happened after moving it then I would open it up and check all of your connections, reseat your RAM and the cards plugged into the motherboard.

To avoid any electrostatic mishaps touch the metal of the case prior to handling any of the components, this will discharge you.

Can you discern any pattern to these sounds, and are you sure they are coming from the motherboard?

I have been using the 7.5 version free download since it came out and it scans every morning at 8:00 am and updates about thirty minutes latter. It also automatically scans email. What did you do to piss yours off?

Edit: I have two neighbors that are using this and a girlfriend that I put this on two months ago and all scan daily and update automatically. Are you sure you haven't disable these features?

AVG scans live and updates each day, what have you been smoking?

In a word...GREED!

I'm in the US so I'm not familiar with what retail stores you have online, but from what I've seen over here you will find as if not a better deal that what you will find on Ebay. You will also have a lot less hassle RMAing your purchase than doing this through a private sale.

Did you ask Acer for instructions for replacing the drive?

Have you looked for drivers at M$?

Yes, a short to the motherboard could damage it and the CPU. Did you try turning on out side of the case?

If the motherboard works outside of the case use the standoffs that came with the motherboard and reinstall it and you should be ok.

The BIOS is stored in a IC on the motherboard, it's a EEPROM which means that you can update the BIOS.

Did you change the boot order so that the CD-ROM is the first item in the boot order?

Psycho noises aside, if the keyboard is a USB type you may need to enable it in the BIOS which is a catch 22 as you will need a PS2 keyboard to do this.

If this psycho noise is a clicking noise it may be your hdd.

The BIOS doesn't discriminate between a CD-ROM or a DVD, they're the same to it, you DVD will read the CD just as well.

Read [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SuperDisk]this[/url] to learn about the LS120. Google is your friend.

What motherboard are you using that has a BIOS that old?

I have to agree with the use of AVG, it not only has a much smaller foot print, it is much user more user friendly.

btw jbennet, [url=http://free.grisoft.com/doc/20/lng/us/tpl/v5]AVG antispyware[/url] is free.

I wouldn't stop with just the anti virus and spyware, I would also go for Spybot search and destroy, Adaware, Asquared, and Zone Alarm for a firewall. They are all free and work well.

That's incredible, after all the noise about the potential problems of Y2K and fuss about that someone didn't take this little glitch into consideration. Someone will be looking for a new job.

[QUOTE=jbennet;387174]
how come you got a nice airforce by the way. ours is full of ancient outdated stuff[/QUOTE]

Because our dumbasses are obviously smarter than your dumbasses and didn't invest in one aircraft that is so limited in its applications.

What is your problem with Americans? You are constantly taking post shots at us without any qualifications.

Qwazil...when the operating system was first installed it searched out all of the drivers it would need and recognized the chip set, when you installed the other motherboard with its different chip set you basically confused the heck out of it. When I did that my OS very quickly got worse and worse to the point it wouldn't open.

If you have the installation disc and product code I would suggest using a utility like [url=http://www.killdisk.com/]Wipe Drive[/url] and do a fresh installation. After you download the program you will need to make a CD of it as you computer will boot from it. This means that you will need to make sure that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.

arjunsasidharan commented: Good explanation +3

Man...you take the cake. Not only do you take what I said about people not seeing the logic in posting their own thread to imply that you are stupid, but now interpret welcome to DaniWeb and have a nice day to be an apology. Are you on drugs?

Welcome to DaniWeb. Have a nice day.

If you do a little reading you will find that almost all of my 1500 plus post have been spent trying to help other members. Out of those post I've developed lack of patience with people that can't seem to see the logical reasons for posting their "similar" problem in their own thread.

As soon as you wrote the word "however" it became apparent that your problem was not identical as you now claim.

You want a suggestion? Take a volt/ohm meter and try eliminating some of the potential problems. Power supply connectivity problems are inherent to laptops due to their design.

Granted the government's annual waste of tax dollars is reprehensible, but this project was kept on life support for 20 years!?! The "pork barrel" waste that you read about is what is being found, what I'm concerned about is how many more of these pipe dreams are being supported with our tax dollars.

Experimenting with different signatures is cool, I was just wondering if you had a dissociative identity disorder. lol

For heavens sake...post your own thread.

If you download [url=http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html]Everest Home Edition[/url] it will tell you what your motherboard is. If your computer is a retail it would help to know the make and model.

PC 100 and PC133 is the speed of the RAM modules. You can mix the two but you should be aware that if you do the slower module will dictate the speed, this means that the faster module will underclock to the speed of the slower module...133 down to 100.

This is what we pay taxes for?
[B]
Rep. Miller denounces funding of struggling aircraft

U.S. Rep. Brad Miller of Raleigh is calling for an end to years of federal funding to an aerospace company that is trying to develop a military aircraft that takes off and lands vertically.

Miller, a Democrat, is scheduled to appear tonight on ABC's World News Tonight, which plans to air a report on the DP-2 Aircraft. DuPont Aerospace Co., based in San Diego, is developing the aircraft.

Congressional earmarks have provided $63 million over 20 years for the DP-2, which is the brainchild of aerospace engineer Tony duPont. According to a news release issued today by Miller's office, the aircraft has never flown successfully.

"After 20 years and $63 million dollars, I think Tony duPont needs to find another source of funding rather than the American taxpayer," Miller is quoted in the news release as saying.

Miller is chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee. The subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday on the DP-2.

The aircraft has suffered from four mishaps in the past four years, and some government experts question the competence and capabilities of duPont Aerospace, according to Miller's office. Miller said a series of Republicans in Congress have worked to ensure funding for the project, despite questions about whether the investment is worthwhile. [/B]

This "aircraft" has not left the ground much less the flat bed truck that it spends time ...

[QUOTE=Nichito;386785]hmm... what about ungrateful jerks? i mean... aren't they annoying?

recently there was a thread @ the c++ forum where sturm, narue and i were verbally attacked by a that instead of thanking us for helping him, he turned all the way against us, just for getting a little "off topic"...

i mean... who doesn't post a nothing-to-do commentary once in a while?

those really annoy me...[/QUOTE]

This actually is one of the things that annoys the blazes out of me, this site is the worst for people not sticking to topics.

Then again...Narue does have that effect of people.;)

That signature sure changed fast Joe.

jbennet...terminology is silly?!? Well let's see, I found this thing and did something with it and changed the way or something, that works for me.