Acer :: Aspire HDD Broken How To Reinstall Everything
I have an Acer Aspire 5720 series with a seagate momentus (5400.3 120GB).
I am pretty sure the HDD is stuffed. The notebook tries to start and gives me different error messages each time basically to contact the hardware manufacturer. The HDD also seems to make a click or clunk noice every so often as if it is having trouble reading.
Anyway main question. If I replace the HDD how do I get this notebook working again... no recovery CD's or anything?
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