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I have an Acer Aspire 3680. My hard drive crashed and I had to replace it. I made a recovery disc when I first got my laptop. When I put the disc in it doesn't do anything. Is there a certain way that this must be done...also this disc will have my vista os on it correct? Any help is much appreciated...thanks so much!

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Probably you have to run it ...or better boot from cd ...to do this you have to go to bios and rearrange the boot order such as to boot from cd first ...after that f10 to save changes and restart with the cd on ...it will prompt you to press any key to boot fromcd ...do it and follow instructions...
the other way is to restart and press F8 to select manually the boot priority ...select cd and enter to restart ...will also ask you to press any ket to boot from cd....if the disk it OK ..this will restore the system to that settings ...but ...keep in mind that will not format the C partition ...and if any viruses present it probably not go away ...to format the C partition you need to boot from a windows cd ..with partition magic in it ...or just run a xp installation to the point where you format the partition ..than reboot with the disk for recovery ...and it will be ok ...
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