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Acer recovery disc wont work

Hello, any help would really be appreciated. I have a 14 month old acer 5100 that will not boot up. When I try to boot up I get to the windows logo and it freezes. I have tried alt/f10 to use the recovery discs and when it says for me to wait I ended up waiting 3 hours and nothing happenned. I have also tried to boot it up using all of the options they offer and nothing happens.I took it to a shop ( I don't believe they knew more than I did) and they said they thought something was wrong with my motherboard or maybe the processor. The only thing different about anything that happenned was I had installed a nexstar digital keyring picture thingy the night before.

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Re: acer recovery disc wont work

U cant use recovery disk u need orginal vista dvd or xp cd boot into that then formatt ect

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