I recently installed new hard drive on my acer aspire 5570z laptop, do i need to configure or reformat before using acer factory system and recovery discs to install vista? i am currently running a trial version of xp. but i am having no luck, getting hung up on prompt to install recovery disc, after running system disc at boot. system is not reading recovery disc.
any help would be great.
Ive tried that to no avail, still gets hung up on recovery disc. im convinced that recovery disc is bad, it shows no data when try to open. could it be copywrite protected? it shows 0 bytes in properties. is there a way to install vista just off system cd without prompting for recovery?
Acer recovery media consists of 1 sytem cd and 1 recovery cd, the system cd opens and runs fine, the recovery cd is causing my problems. im assuming system cd contains operating system and recovery cd contains drivers and apps,