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Do I need to replace the hdd in my Acer Aspire All-In-One 5600U?

csbtrodcsbtrod Posts: 6Member New User

I have an Acer Aspire All-In-One 5600U. The other day the power in our home went out due to a storm. After it came back on and I went to use my computer, the screen was black and said "Reboot and select proper boot device . . .". I tried downloading the media creation tool to a USB and booting up using this. I can get into the Troubleshooting menu but nothing works. When I attempt to do a custom install of Windows , it says "no signed device drivers were found". Is this a hard drive problem? In the BIOS, under Boot Options is does not list a specific hard drive. It just says "hard drive". Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

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  • csbtrodcsbtrod Posts: 6Member New User
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    Thanks, that's what I needed to know. Appreciate the help, IronFly.

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  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,469ACE Trailblazer

    on BIOS, check under SATA devices or main screen if your HDD model is listed, if not, your HDD is gone.

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  • csbtrodcsbtrod Posts: 6Member New User
    Thanks for the reply IronFly. No HDD model listed. With which brand/model/type of hard drive would I replace the original if I chose to do so? Thanks again for any info.
  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,469ACE Trailblazer

    It depends if you model had the SSD or HDD/Hybrid.

     

    by the way, any new SSD will work, so it's worth to upgrade to something faster too, like Samsung EVO 850 2.5"

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  • csbtrodcsbtrod Posts: 6Member New User
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    Thanks, that's what I needed to know. Appreciate the help, IronFly.
  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,469ACE Trailblazer
    You welcome.
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  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,469ACE Trailblazer

    this is a 3.5" and as far as i know you can fit only 2.5".

    by the way, you need to check what's installed on your 5600U first.

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  • csbtrodcsbtrod Posts: 6Member New User

    Thanks again, IronFly. 

  • SnuffySnuffy Posts: 146Member
    I have several ACER AIOs that 2 have a 3.5" HDD and the other has a 2.5" HDD. so before i would buy something, take it apart and check to see what the HDD is. also check the HDD connection cable. I have fixed more than 1 AIO that the CABLE simply worked loose due to the cable did not have a CLIP to hold in place and 1 was rather short, so I replaced it with a longer cable and with clips to held in place. now you can get a adapter to use a 2.5" in the 3.5' slot, but no way can you use a 3.5" in the 2.5" version. unless you want to remove the DVD and use that adapter.
  • csbtrodcsbtrod Posts: 6Member New User

    Thanks Snuffy! Yes, I ended up taking it apart before I ordered anything. It had a 2.5" HDD that I replaced with a 2.5" sshd. All is working well. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to recover any of the files off of my old drive. Live and learn!

  • SnuffySnuffy Posts: 146Member
    There are many good FREE Recovery Programs with which to takes time to Recovery Many files, I spend over 8 hrs doing a 2 TB for a Client.
  • VictourVictour Posts: 8Member New User

    Had my Z5600 apart today and it has a 1 t HD 3.5

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