I have replaced a dead hard disk in an out of warranty Acer Apire 1360 laptop.
The two recovery CDs I have dont appear to be bootable, they just contain .hdd and .ghs (image?) files. On the original broken hard drive there was a hidden partition which could be invoked by pressing alt+f10 when booting. You would then be prompted for the 2 recovery CDs to perform the restore.
Obviously the new hard drive does not contain the hidden Acer recovery partition.
This being the case, how do I go about restoring Win XP?
The 2 CDs are called Aspire 1360/1520 Serires Recovery CD Disk 1 of 2 and 2 of 2. Am I missing a futher bootable recovery CD?
Can anyone confirm how many restore CDs originally came with the laptop.