Hi .. sorry for my bad english , I hope u can understand my post.. I'm facing a little problem : I have an Acer Aspire 3000(3002LCI) notebook, it came with 3 recovery disks... I never used it before.. last week I had to replace the HD and I'd to reinstall the original acer software and Im not able to. I work with computer I have good knowledge and I guess there is something missing, maybe a systme disk? the 3 disks no one is bootale I tried many times and does not work, I changed the options in setup to boot first from cd/dvd , if I insert for example my ubuntu linux live cd it boots and works fine, but no one of the 3 acer recovery disks is bootable .. I know some acer systems come with a hidden partition but mine doesnt have any and now I changed the hard drive so... the main reason I wanna install original software is because the windows xp dat comes with it because its original.. any idea ? what should I do? I tried to contact acer but they dont care cuz my notebook was bought on US and Im on brazil so... thanks in advance for any help... cheers, have nice day guys.
hi Iambeaves yes I did but didnt worked .. as far as I know the D2D recovery works only when the hidden partition exists in my case Ive changed the hard drive so its gone now I just have the 3 recovery disks but Im afraid now they become useless its strange the way acer sell their products I have an original windows license attached to the laptop I should be able to reinstall it whenever I want now they do not supply original windows disk and even the recovery disks doesnt work at all I think there is a missing disk maybe a system boot disk?
Hi There should be a 4th disk.. Confusingly also labelled Disk 1 (Bootable) System disk. This one goes in first and then the three recovery disks are used to reinstall the OS and drivers. For Aspire 3000 series the part number is SD.A5103.003 Will Acer supply a copy?
yeah Jolly Im afraid the man who sold me the laptop has lost the bootable disk but Ill try to download the erecovery for windows so Ill be able to use the 3 recovery disks(I hope) ... and I think acer will not supply the disk without charging lol