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Acer computer warnings re " Acer disc can only be used on Acer Computer

I tried to use an Acer recovery disc on a generic computer with Phoenix Bios and got the red screen warning.I partitioned and format a new Hard drive to install win XP from new CD but cannot get rid of the red screen warning although there is now nothing of Acer being used.How can I clear this and install win XP.? thanks if you can advise a solution

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  • Res36 Aug 01, 2008

    I still have the problem the 6 Acer files loaded into my start up I have tried to lose in step x step start up but they still cause a red screen blockage.I want to get on with loading Win XP sp3 and other new gear onto the replacement computer i have been building as Acer is getting old. Thanks for your cosideration Res36.Coffs Harbour


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That disc is only to be used with hardware that Acer has approved it for.

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