I replaced my hard drive. Acer support sent me recovery CD's and advised me to create a new drive partition CD as follows:
Manish Tiwari: Once the hard drive is formatted, please perform recovery with the disc it will work fine.
brad davis: With that disc
brad davis: first
Manish Tiwari: That's correct. You need to format the hard drive.
brad davis: basically that disc will be 'recognized' and will format the blank hardrive
Manish Tiwari: Correct.
brad davis: great
Manish Tiwari: Sure.
Manish Tiwari: Here is the link to download ISO image.
Manish Tiwari: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/0000/Acer/VeritonL410/VeritonL410faq6.shtml
So, I downloaded the file, unzipped with winzip, copied to a CD.
I place CD in external CD drive, turn on computer with blank hard drive, yet never reads the CD drive. I've tried hitting F10, F12 at start-up, putting the CD back in after started, etc.
This is btw an EM250, but is exactly like an Acer Aspire - same KAV60 system with same parts. I even was speaking with Acer support.
PLEASE HELP ME SIMPLY GET A BLANK HARD DRIVE GOING! I HAVE RECOVERY CD'S READY TO INSTALL BUT FIRST MOST FORMAT HARD DRIVE!