I thought it might be a hard drive issue and, not minding a few extra gigs, purchased a new 250gb drive, installed it, and ran Gparted to set it to NTFS. I put the first disk in and everything works fine but when I put in the second disk at the prompt, it starts to read and then says 'type mismatch'.
I contacted Acer and the very unhelpful service person said that there must be scratches on the disk (even though I explained that there are hundreds of blogs on the internet with the same error) and very helpfully offered (about 10 times) to sell me a new set of disks for £50 (about $80). I purchased a set of disks from ebay but my pc won't take the second disk. The ebay seller has suggested an issue with my DVD drive which read Gparted and the first disk absolutely fine.
Can I copy the files to a USB FDD to do the recovery and, if so, do I copy the files onto one stick or split them up as per the disks?
One moe thing I forgot: Acer suggested I run their disk formatter but I still get the 'type mismatch' error message.
Thanks for your time.
Edited by elise025, 06 December 2010 - 07:34 AM.
Moved from Am I Infected to Internal Hardware forum ~ Elise