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Acer Computer, Aspire5100. When my computer becomes so slow and wants to hang up, I want to reinstall the MC operating system. I have done a back-up of my files. I have the 2 original recovery discs. When I insert the the first one I get a selection of icons to choose. None of these have any direct instructions on what the procedure is to recover the hard drive back to original. I hope you have enough info to help me start my computer from scratch. Thank you , Harvey 519-642-2931

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It may be an issue if the recovery disks are not containing the operation system ..but only the drivers and settings information ..
anyway ...the way to do it to boot from the disk ..and see if they contain or not the operation system ..For that have to get into BIOS settings pressing DEL on start ..and in there to change the boot order from the Hdd to cd ..Just make the cd the first boot device ...(select the boot area) and after making this them with F10 ..and confirm ..with enter ..
Insert the first disk ..and restart the computer ..If the boot device is selected proper it will ask you to press any key to boot from CD ..and if the CD has a operation system on it ..all you have to do is to press a key (fast ) and let it install ..
if you do not want ..or can not manage to get into bios can try to press repeatedly the f12 on the start to get on the boot menu ..and choose from there to boot (once at the time ) from CD ..
In case you do not have the operation system ..but just the driver -setting recovery on the disks need a boot-able cd ..with the operation system ..
Here I will link a couple of downloads for windows XP..and VISTA home...cause I'm not aware which one you use..
these are torrents..and you need to install a u torrent software to be able to download them ..
The operation system files are in image format ..and to make a boot-able disk from the downloaded need Nero burner...and all you have to do is to double click the file ..and have a clean cd inside..(blank)..
after that be sure you copy the cd key from the folder...insert the disk and same thing ..boot from CD ..using the f12 for boot menu ..or change the boot oreder in the bios..
here are the software you need and the download torrent for windows XP..genuine ..
install utorrent ..go to the download page ..and press download this torrent ..
when it is finished will find the file in My documents /download folder after that be sure you install NERO if you do not have it ..and burn the image on a blank cd by double clicking the file ..
in the end you will have a boot-able cd with windows XP on it ..and you will be able to use it to reinstall ..
if you do not want to use the recovery cd ..after you finish the installation ..get to the acer support site download..and after that your model ..and the operation system and download all drivers for your model and install them manually ..
or ..insert the disks and go for it ..
here is the vista download ..for making a vista boot-able disk

by the way ..first try to press f12..and select the boot from cd ..and be sure you inserted the recovery disks..
do not choose repair..but recover...or reinstall in the menu ..this way you will end up with a clean installation ..when it asks insert the second disk ..
only in case it will not work use the downloads and make operation system disk and use them ..

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