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I HAVE AN ACER POWER F2 DESKTOP WITH NEW HARD DRIVE (NO OS INSTALLED), ACER STARTUP DISK, AND ACER RECOVERY DISK AND WANT TO SET UP THIS COMPUTER. WHEN I TRY BOOTING FROM START UP DISK AND RECOVERY DISK I GET AN ERROR SAYING DESTINATION DRIVE INVALID. IS THIS BECAUSE THERE IS NO OS PARTITION SET UP? WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE THIS WORK?

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Check the bios and make sure the hd is there. There should be a program on the cd or recovery disk to fdisk the hd (partitioning). Look at the dir on the disk and see whats there.

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