Was trying to reuse an older Acer Aspire M5640 to make a PC-DVR. I had a recovery disk that was made by best buy's geek squad when this computer was purchased. So, since all the data had already been transfered to a new computer years ago, I figured i'd just format the disk and use the recovery disk to reinstall everything. Recovery disk is clearly marked as 1 of 1, however after getting to about 57%, i got a message to please insert next disc??? i didn't have another disk?
After realizing that this was a big problem i didn't know what to do.. I went ahead and powered it down & tried to start over, but on boot up i get the disk read error. Pressing ctrl, alt, delete doesn't restart the system either. I have to power it off manually.
I borrowed a buddy's windows vista install disk figuring maybe i could boot from it and just enter my key. When i hit f12, it brings up the boot menu and I selected booting from the cd/dvd drive and it goes directly to the disk read error screen.
I'm lost, anyone experience this or have an idea? I would appreciate your help.