08-25-2012 11:33 AM - last edited on 08-25-2012 01:56 PM by Dany_S
I need to take the harddrive on my 5 year old AcerST180-ED360A rightbac as there seems t be all ind f probles wih it but I can't gt te recovery disc to run, any advice
08-26-2012 02:20 PM
If you're not an advanced user of computer hardware, I would reccommend that you bring it in to your local Future Shop. HDD's are pretty valuable considering it is the visible memory in your computer.
If you bring it in, let the Computer Tech's know what you're hoping to do with the harddrive (restore, back up, retrieve data, etc) and they'll let you know what is possible. For about $200.00 2 years ago I bought a 500 gig harddrive and had it installed. I've had no problems with it and it's still going quite strong.
Best of luck!
08-26-2012 06:50 PM - edited 08-26-2012 06:53 PM
When you replace your HDD there is still hope for you to get windows back on your system with out the recovery disc's if your pc is 32bit or 64bit you will need the same 32bit or 64bit windows install disc you can also find a copy of windows install files on the web you will have to convert this file to a bootable disc with a ISO creater program and burner you will need your activation key it's a 25 number key on a sticker on your PC and you will need any drivers for your PC that is supplied by the PC manufacturer just go to your PC manufacturer web site and find your PC and drivers and download all the drivers you may need install windows from disc enter your activation key then when you go to activate online you will have to phone in to activate online you will have to type a bunch of numbers on your phone then they will tell you a bunch more numbers to type into your PC after done you should be activated i have done this and it does work when done install any drivers you may need then take a system image of your operating system.
08-27-2012 05:59 PM
I have the rcovery and system discs I can't seem to get them to work, they show up on the drive but I cant figure out how to get them to run. I have also gone on Acer's website but they don't recognize my model. I guess at five years i's just to old. I have also copied down the 25 letter activation key. I guess I'm going to have to contact the tech people at Futureshop where I bought it to see if they can help and what the cost will be and deide if it is worth it.