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You ain't wrong :whistling:

Cheers for the help by the way, you're defo the best the internet has to offer! :blink:

I'll probably have to take my laptop in for repair unfortunately..

wonder if they'll be able to do anything without my XP disk :S
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if your laptop has the COA sticker still on it they will probably be able to use one of their xp disks and your COA to reinstall
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What's the COA sticker? I've got a sticker with all my spec and stuff...!

I'm on the line to acer at the mo.. Been on for so long and am still 16th in the queue!!
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the COA is the certificate of authenticity, it has your windows product key on it...it's usually on the bottom (they're usually green and white)
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the COA is the certificate of authenticity, it has your windows product key on it...it's usually on the bottom (they're usually green and white)


Yep I do have it.. Maybe a bit of luck eh
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indeed...any word on whether or not your pops found his xp cd?
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yeah he's just e-mailed me and he doesn't have his XP Cd.. but he knows somebody that may be able to fix it..

Looks like I could be on the first train to uni tomorrow morning ! Which will cost a bomb!

If this happend in term time the university computer department would fix it free of charge! lol
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Bit of good news.. Just got through to acer and he told me how to do Acer Recover and it's rebooting everything onto my computer (even though it's deleting the C drive)

Luckily all my documents are on the D drive!

I'll let you know how it goes but he made it sound as if it's a hidden tool.. but I'm returning everything to how it was when it came ou the factory
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it is indeed a hidden tool...and a pretty handy one at that...let me know how it comes out
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i will let you know how it goes..

Good news though so far that my mouse is working! Dunno bout the rest... But Fingers crossed!

Thanks a lot for the help by the way.. :whistling:
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well I've reinstalled windows.. and it works however I'm back to the original problem of my CD drive not appearing :whistling:
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double check and make sure all your data is accessable and alive...and we'll start thinking of some options for the cd drive
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yeah my data is all there (cos it was mostly on my D drive).. Just have no idea why my cd player still isn't working..

I've backed up all the data onto an external hard drive just incase something else happens to it.
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sweet...

right click my computer > manage > device manager > do you see any yellow ? or !
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Nope, i see nothing.. Not even any cd drives! Says;

Batteries
Computer
disk Drives
Display adapters
IDE....

But no "cd roms" or whatever
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