Yeah it was a 12 month warrenty which came with the laptop which i purchased from cclonline for £450. A new hard drive will cost about £40 give or take a few pounds. What do you think? should i ask acer or cclonline to fix the laptop or should i just buy a new drive and use the factory restore discs that i made?
By the way will these discs contain the OS? i always meant to check.
it will need someone with more knowledge than myself to advise whether you can recover with the factory reinstall discs after a change of hard disk.i've read somewhere that changes of hardware can make vista think that a new computer is being used to install on.personally i think 14 months is still not very long for £450.
smackheadz - your probably right about that however wasn't there a section in one of the magazines about changing a hard drive and installing the os onto it? How about if i was to find a hard drive of the same make and model, would vista be fooled into thinking that its the same drive?
tullie - thanks for that advice will give it a go later.
I also ran Ubuntu from a live disc and it worked perfectly so i know that none of the other components are at fault.