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Unfortunately since you started the recovery process, your hard drive has most likely already been wiped, and without the second disk you will not be able to complete it, the disc may be damaged, or not have been written properly, I would first try to clean the disk simply by breathing moist air onto it then wiping it off with a soft cloth, if the problem is scratches there aren't really any options.
your other option is to install a copy of vista or another version of windows using a standard install disk, you should have a vista key printed on a sticker on the underside of the laptop, so if you know someone with a vista cd then it is perfectly legal to install with theirs and use your key. alternatively you could install xp or windows 7 , but you would have to purchase it, as well as go onto the acer site, going to support, and then downloads, and make sure there are device drivers for the operating system you are choosing. you will also have to do this if you use a vista cd from someone else, as a standard copy of windows will not include your systems hardware drivers as the acer recovery cd does.
please clarify what you mean by the HDD password is frozen. if you mean there is a password on it you do not know, often you are able to reset the bios completely by unplugging the system, removing the battery and holding down the power button for 60 seconds.
Posted on May 29, 2011
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