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Apparently, the error of your system is missing operating system, this could caused by many things, from broken hard disk to missing boot record such as MBR.
First, try to fix your BIOS start up setting. Depend on your BIOS setting, go to your BIOS by pressing F1 or F2 (apparently this is your key) or END during boot time. Then go to Boot Setting (this name is vary in any BIOS manufacture, so try to locate the similar name). Change the boot priority with first priority is your hard drive,
If you still don't able to boot, this can be caused by missing boot record such as MBR. This is little bit trickier. The fastest way (I assume you use Windows), is to insert your Windows installation CD/DVD then boot from there (by changing boot priority again from BIOS, or some new BIOS support pressing F12 to choose boot device). After you boot from there, repair your Windows.
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You may have what is called a combo drive...it can play and burn cds but can only play dvds, not burn them. Look at the face plate on the drive and see what is written on it. If it has the following: Recordable Drive = CD Burner DVD = DVD Player RW & DVD = DVD Burner
If recordable drive and DVD is on the drive but no RW, chances are its a combo drive. Keep us posted.
The type of CD/DVD recorder is suppose to be automatically detected by your Plug N Play portion of your BIOS. Reboot and press the "F" key combination that will bring up the boot process as opposed to the CMOS Settings. See if the correct DVD model shows up as one of your boot electives. You may be able to change it in that window. If not then reboot to BIOS and change it there.
Hi Have u ever tried to run ur HDD with other laptops. if not then i would suggest you to go to ur vendor for help, or some one who has done this before. just ask him to copy all ur documents frm the crashed OS.
Let me guess...you tried to install Roxio or another burner, and then it did not work, so you uninstalled it, but now your dvd drive has disappeared. You have tried to update the drivers, but you get a message showing that you have the latest driver, but alas, no dvd drive.
Use the restore point created just prior to installing the burner software and you will be fine. I have fixed 5 Acer 3680 laptops in the last two weeks with this problem. If you want to use Roxio or another burner software, go to the Acer webpage and link from them. Peace and good luck.