Having problems with your Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook ?

Ive installed 160gb seagate 2.5 ide hard drive in my acer 2303lc when i put in recovery cd it says invalid system disk,replace the disk and press any key but when i press the key nothing happens ,its a new hard drive and i dont know if the drive has been formated and i dont know how to do it thanks

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Your 2303 cannot carry hard drive that big. The specs state 80Gb max , but it should handle 120 Gb as the system will recognize up to 130Gb , but I have not tried it. MURRAY the MAGNIFICENT
\015\012Do you have more of those recovery discs? are you sure you have the right one inserted?
\015\012I remember on my acer I first had to enter a system disc, then when asked the two recovery discs.
\015\012If your unable to get it working with those cds I would suggest you get your hands on a original windows xp or vista installation cd and install windows from it.
\015\012also have you tried to enter the boot menu on start up? when you power up it says on some corner of the screen what button to press to get it to open the boot menu and then select the cd/dvd rom drive.
\015\012Let me know if you need anything else.
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