I have an Acer Aspire 3680...My hard drive crashed and I had to replace it. I made a recovery cd when I first got my laptop..but when I insert it into the drive it doesn't do anything. Is there a certain way I need to do this? Also does this cd I made have my Vista OS on it? Thanks so much for the help!
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Re: My hard drive crashed and I had to replace it. I
I don't know about what might be on your recovery CD.
Did you format the new drive and make it a bootable device? The CD that came with your new drive should have taken care of this. You may want to run this again.
Please press F8 on bootup (or what ever other key they direct) to enter the BIOS "set-up" and check the boot sequence. You want your computer to check the CD drive for bootable device before it checks the hard drive (presumably the C: drive)
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sounds like the hard drive still when i re install on mine i take out hard drive re instert juast to be sure its in nice and straight no bent pins ect pop in your windows disc and turn on it normally says press any button to boot from cd so tap a button then you should follow the guide for install not repair then do quick format it wont take as long and is goos enough let it go to the point ware you can see a basic list of size of your hdd and partions just allow delete every thing then you should just see unpartioned space if 40gb then it would be 39000mb ect then install there that makes sure that nothing else is on you hdd that could mess with the boot if you are still not sure email me and i can send you a more detailed set by set guide its email@example.com
prior to the recovery... have someone pull your hard drive and recover the "precious" files & pics on the drive... It's expensive at Best Buy... so watch out!!!
System recovery shouldn't have you loose all files.. if a recovery point is there... the trick is to only recover to the most recent point that you can. When Windows updates the software to Service Pack X for example, a recovery point would have been created automatically
Try with another brand of disk; the Matsushita UJ870 drive of our 5315 burn my Sony CD's but not my Philips CD's (my Compaq V2617LA with an older Matsushita UJ840 drive has burned Phillips CD's in the last two monts)... Remember: CD and DVD lassers are different. I think because of that, i haven't see problems with Sony, Philips and Samsung DVD's... only with CD's...