Acer Recovery disk not working

  Eileanbeag 15:18 22 Aug 12

My friend had a virus and formatted his Acer Computer which came to him with Windows 98 installed which he upgraded to XP. Format went fine but his D Drive is no longer showing. When he puts the recovery disk in the drive he gets a message Destination: hard disk0/partition 2. The files do not load. Can you hyelp?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:39 22 Aug 12

If he /she upgraded to XP I suggest they just do a clean install XP and then download the relevant drivers from the acer support site , forget the recovery disk as its probably Win98 anyway.

Make (Acer )and model ?

  Eileanbeag 15:53 22 Aug 12

He did upgrade but was given the option to save the recovery disk - he has formatted since the upgrade and had no problem using the disk - could this be anything to do with the virus. He is not at all computer literate and is not able to work out what drivers he needs.

  Eileanbeag 16:02 22 Aug 12

Sorry missed the last line. It is an Acer Aspire T180 Sempron

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:30 22 Aug 12

What is he using to format the drive? It looks like he has lost the patition.

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