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Sony VAIO PCV-RX500 Cant get recovery cds to work

I have an old VAIO PCV-RX500 PC Desktop">Sony VAIO PCV-RX500 that was given to me, but my sister formatted the hard drive before she gave it to me. I have been trying to use the recovery cds that she gave me but the computer will not start up. The DVDRom drive on top is broke and does not open. I have been putting the recovery cd #1 in the bottom CD drive and starting the computer. The computer just hangs there like it is not even trying to read the disc. I have another copy of windows xp from my other computer that this VAIO PCV-RX500 PC Desktop">Sony VAIO PCV-RX500 will read, but I cant enter the cd key on more than one computer and I need that for my other computer. Anyone have any ideas?

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Since she formatted the hard drive there is no drivers for your cd rom to work

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I hope this was helpful. good luck.*s*

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