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My hard drive crashed and I had to replace it. I

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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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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Insert the recovery CD into your computer.
Restart your computer, and choose "boot from CD".
Yes, the CD should include everything to reset your computer back to the "factory" settings.

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