Having problems with your Acer Aspire T160 (AST160UA3400) PC Desktop ?

Friends computer hd dying, has bad clusters. Acer Aspire T160 desktop, no XP or recovery CD's. Where can I get them, she's 72 and poor, shouldn't even have a compter, BUT.Need to get it up and running. I can probably afford the HD, but full blown XP is still high even with 7 around the corner. I bought her the computer after she killed two others. She killed the monitor in less than a year. I need help.


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Regarding the xp disk - no place online to download the full .iso - obviously there are torrents around, but beware of those - recovery cds are dependent on the manufacturer - and acer is subpar w/ providing downloads

that being said, try the following

On Windows XP, I'd start with a "chkdsk/R". (/R: "Locates bad sectors and\015\012recovers readable information"). Fire up a Command Prompt to run that\015\012command. You can access Command Prompt by going to Start, Programs, Accessories, and then click on Command Prompt.

Another highly regarded option is a product called "SpinRite" available at\015\012Gibson Research which may also do the deed.

Hope this helps - good luck!!


Look for system restore files on a partitioned drive, often a D:\\ drive that it almost full.... if the drive is there, look for create restore disks in her OS.
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