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Acer :: Aspire 5500Z - No Recovery CD


I got a Acer Aspire 5500Z laptop. It was intruded by tons of virus. I realised that Acer (Singapore) did not provide me with any recovery CD. Now that I am stuck with a crap laptop, anyone can advise me on how to reformat this laptop again to its original state?


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