Question about Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop
The hard drive on my wife's Acer 3680 died a few months ago. It was a physically bad drive that would not boot at all. I even took it out and connected it to other computers as an external drive, but they couldn't see it at all and it would not spin up. Because she couldn't be without it long enough for Acer to fix it, I just bought a new hard drive and put a fresh install of Vista on it from another Vista Business license I had.
Now, I want to use my Vista Business license in another computer, so I need to restore this Acer back to factory settings. It came with Vista Home Basic. Because the hard drive is completely dead (and got lost in a move), I can't restore from the hidden partition. My question is... Will Acer's eRecovery CD that they offer for sale include Vista? The original hard drive is toast, so I need a recovery option that includes the OS. Any thoughts?
I had the same problem...I originally thought it might be a ram chip and I started testing them...Turns out that the second ram socket was bad and I just had to remove one of the ram chips.
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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