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Reinstalled windows xp profesional after hd crash. Did not have the original acer aspie 5100 recovery disc to install. Now the cd dvd rom is not recognised by laptop

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  • belicca Aug 31, 2008

    Hi, sorry not very technical here but do know i had vista instlled before the crash. i have the vista upgrade cd but cant install it cos the d drive not working. how can i get vista installed now???

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If you originally had Vista on then the bios is updated from the older XP bios and wont see the drive, check here for bios downloads, or put Vista back on.

If you have a full XP disc you will need to do a full format and installation, do not use somebody elses restore disc as it's not the complete windows that you will need.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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    andrew pester Aug 31, 2008

    sorry, forgot the link to Acer site



    http://global.acer.com/support/download....

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    andrew pester Aug 31, 2008

    i have a vista upgrade cd and yo will find it is also a full version, you may need to get into the bios F2 on start up ans set the cd drive as first boot device, then put in vista dvd and restart pc, then press enter when prompted to boot from cd

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