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Purchased restore disks for a Acer aspire 3680 and replaced hard drive. It loads ram disk and begins to restore then says please wait....... How many days should I wait??? Also tried to install Windows XP but it stops when it says starting windows. The computer did have Vista on it. Do I have to do something to the bios or is the computer toast?

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  • garyk1949 Feb 26, 2009

    It has been set to CD first.

  • garyk1949 Feb 26, 2009

    Something is stopping installation of any operating system. I have tried the the restore disks, windows XP, and Free Dos. Can run free Dos from CD but cannot install to hard drive. It seems that I cannot write the MBR. Spinrite and manufacturers diagnostics indicate the the old and new HDs are working fine, have also reset the Cmos.

  • julianka2 Feb 27, 2009

    How can I get the restore disk and windows vista disk for my computer? My computer was shipped without those disks. My computer is not operating. I attempted to restore it and now I cannot access anything because windows in not coming up.

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Why would the computer be toast? Unless it's been physically damaged, then installing an OS should make it all better.

Try Ultimate Boot; http://www.itnews.com.au/Download/18431,ultimate-boot-cd-411.aspx

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  • Seabee Tim Feb 27, 2009

    @ julianka2, contact your computer's manufacturer, you may have to pay for your discs plus shipping, probably around $20 or so. Or you could always be naughty and download a pirate, but that would be wrong because it costs a lot of money to fuel a jet and heat a mansion, Bill Gates has bills to pay... If you have no conscience, look at www.thepiratebay.org.



    Gary, it's starting to read like there's a problem with your disc drive. I'm at a loss.

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Check boot order in bios set the cd rom in priority one!!

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    Jalal Sordo Feb 27, 2009

    try use a new or external HDD

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