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I have replaced the old sata drive in an acer 5315 and now it will not boot the vista disc from the external disc drive

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You have to format your hard drive with special software from acer before you can reinstall the operating system. I had the same exact problem one time.

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Try it, and mail me update: ansari.yasser@gmail.com

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