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I have having problems with my acer 3680. When switching on the laptop, it brings a screen up which says WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY.

To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings and then click "NEXT".
3. Click "repair your computer".

I don't have the windows disc and it won't boot to get onto desktop so i can do a system restore.
Please help with any advice....and good advice please.
I've tried F8 AND F2 as someone suggested this on another forum.

Thanx x

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Yes, i found the recovery disc, but there must be something wrong with the hard drive, as it has gone off again, will have to take it into a pc shop and have them look at it.


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you said u did try to press F2 or F8 to get to bios setting, are you saying pressing these would not open bios setting windows?

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