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CD/DVD Drive went bad and now i can reload the recover disc

Hey i have a 6200 Series i need to reinstall my operating system b/c its not allowing me to get on the internet and im sure its prob a corrupt file or something. My cd/dvd drive went bad a while back so i just use an external but unfortunally the recover disc wont boot from the external. I love my 6200 i have a new laptop now but i still want to keep just to do certain things on it i have added memey to it and all so i dont want to just throw it away. Can somebody please help me with a solution either some way i can change the drive without having to pay $125 for a replacement from the factory. Is there another drive that i can use or something please help me!!!!!

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  • kendrick1120 Nov 19, 2008

    Hey when u say back up do u mean back up the recover disc to an external or pen drive? if thats the case how would i go about doing that? do u know what drives i can use other than the one that is 125 on their service center site? toshiba dell hp etc

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You can do a back up using a pen drive or external USB HD Drive first.
Then install your OS booting from and external device.

Or replace the cd drive for a new one, you will find new drives at very affordable prices on ebay

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    Pablo Csaky Nov 19, 2008

    I mean do a back up of your HDD drive. (i know that you can not boot with your restore disk from external device, but you can boot with other disk from external device)

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2 with power adapter plugged into laptop are any lights showing, you should have at least a battery light showing if the power adapter is delivering power
3 when n you turn on your on button press f8 and see if you are returned the bios setup page, if you are then your motherboard is at least reading the bios if not you may have a motherboard issue
4.from a different computer search for knoppix and burn to a cd/dvd which ever your laptop has
5. put the newly burnt knoppix disc in your cd/dvd drive tray and close tray and start system again.
6. knoppix will run as an operating system directly from cd/dvd. and allow you to check if your hard drive can be seen at least, if not then you may have an issue with your hard drive or the motherboard to hard drive interface.

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To start the system recovery:
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the Computer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly.
  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available orfails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. Ifyou do not have a set of Recovery Media, you may purchase the set onlinefrom the manufacturer. Note: If your computer does not havean internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be requiredin order to recover the Operating System using Recovery Media.
  1. Restart the computer.
  2. When the omputer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu.
  3. Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD.
  4. Close the CD-ROM tray.
  5. Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM.
  6. The computer will boot from the Recovery Media
  7. When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.
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The CD/DVD drive or optical drive is not reading any discs due to either hardware malfunction or operating system registry inputs. To correct the issue, follow the below steps.

- Reload BIOS (Basic Input Output System) default settings by pressing F10, Del.. (depends on what key is designed to access the BIOS setup)
- Use a bootable disc (like Operating system disc). Try to boot to the disc, if successful, your optical drive is surely working fine. If not, you need to reinsert it or replace it.
- If you are able to boot to disc successfully, it means that the Operating System needs to be reinstalled or upper and lower filter of the cd/dvd drive in the registry needs to be deleted.

Here are some links that you can check to resolve the issue without reinstalling the Operating System.

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From the Acer support site. http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2631
If this does not help and you still cannot reload the OS, you will need professional help.
How do I reinstall the Operating System on my computer? Select models have the ability to have the Operating System reinstalled from a hidden partition built into the computer.
Note: Ensure that all important data is backed up as reloading your computer will return it to the factory default specifications, resulting in the loss of all user data.

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  3. If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key.
  4. After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System.
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