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Useing acer recovery discs

I bought an aspire 3690 with xp sp2 from a friend thinking i would be able to fix it. when you logged on to windows it would just log you back off. i took it to class with me and he re-installed windows. now it has no sound, and it doesnt recognise it has wireless internet. i called acer and the sent me a system disc and a 6 disc recovery, and said that they would wipe everything out and it would be like i pulled it out of the box. how do i use them?

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Turn off your pc and boot up with the disk in the drive. watch the screen and when it says (boot from cd press any key) do it if it dosent say that. reboot and get into the bios and change the boot order so the disk drive is before the hard drive, save changes and reboot. than press a key when it asks

good luck

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