Problem Installing OS on Acer Aspire 1

Hi;

A Acer Aspire One netbook was brought in with a hdd error. When moving the data from the drive by connecting it externally to another machine the drive appeared to stick, however disk checks did not reveal any errors. Attempts to reinstall the OS resulted in HDD not found errors. Attempts to install Win 7 resulted in drives not being detected. A new HDD was installed with the same results. I am considering a slipstreamed CD with controller drivers but there appears to be no need for this.

Any ideas as to the reason will be greatly appreciated.
mavcomAsked:
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NickGermiCommented:
When moving the data from the drive by connecting it externally to another machine the drive appeared to stick

Please explain

Attempts to reinstall the OS resulted in HDD not found errors
A new HDD was installed with the same results.

Can you see the hard disk within BIOS interface?

Any ideas as to the reason

Faulty motherboard, dirty sockets, BIOS might need a re-flash/update
Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
I have a 1 week old laptop that did the same thing. Factory sent me a new hdd. I restored the image I made and verified using Acronis and after a startup repair it mostly worked. But my desktop gadgets had messed up visuals and other wierd things so I just reinstalled.
But the point is even though I could USB adapter it and read and write it still needed replaced.
nobusCommented:
it looks like a bad motherboard (probably a problem with the disk controller)
but check the connectors first !
and check if the disk is seen in the bios - if not, it won't work elsewhere either...

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mavcomAuthor Commented:
Hi;

Thank you gentlemen for your responses.
First stick is the term the other tech who actually worked on it used to describe the way it moved the data while attempting to back up the data.
Yes I can see the HDD in the BIOS.
nobusCommented:
what do you mean with "First stick is the term the other tech who actually worked on it used to describe the way it moved the data while attempting to back up the data.    "    ??  
mavcomAuthor Commented:
Ignore the first. I was numbering my responses to Nick
greyknight17Commented:
Go into the BIOS settings and see if there is an option there to enable SATA in legacy/native mode. If that option is not checked already, check it and save the changes. Try installing Windows 7 again to see if the hard drive is detected during setup.
mavcomAuthor Commented:
There is no option for Native mode only AHCi and IDE. AHCI is the correct mode but I tried IDE just in case and nothing.

The drive is not showing up during installation
nobusCommented:
if the disk does not show in the bios, you can test it on another pc, to know it's status
that will show if the disk, or mobo is bad
mavcomAuthor Commented:
Hi;

I tried a working HDD from another machine with a fully functional OS of the exact model and it gave the same error.
nobusCommented:
that is also a way to check it , tx for the feedback
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