I recently aquired a computer and ordered acer backup recovery cds to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bit the included options all very staright forward.none have worked ! these are the included directions below however when i try either of these options it seems the cd just spins and does nothing then eventually boots into windows without any recovery options. no password enabled,and bios is set to BIOS Info CPU Model: AMD Athlon (tm) Processor TF_20 HDD Model : TOSHIBA Atapi Model : TSST Corp CDDVDW Boot Priority order (Default ) 1-IDEO Toshiba MK1655GSX 2-IDE1 IDE TSST CORP CDDVDW TS-L633C 3-USB FDD 4-Network Boot : Atheros Boot Agent 5-USB HDD 6-USB CDROM ================================= all these are enabled Quiet Boot network Boot F12 Boot Menu (Default set to disabled) d2d Recovery ================================= Recovery Cd Boot Options 1 - IDE0 Toshiba MK1655GSX 2 - IDE TSST CORP CDDVDW TS-L633C 3 - Network Boot : Atheros Boot Agent ==================================] thanks for all help in advance. I included below the instructions that comes with how Acer tells to use the recovery cds.. To start the system recovery: 1.Restart the computer. 2.When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the Alt and F10 keys repeatedly. 3.If you are prompted with a Microsoft Windows boot screen, press the Enter key. 4.After the system recovery application has loaded, follow the prompts to reinstall the Operating System. If the ability to reinstall from the previous method is not available or fails, recovery of the Operating System will need to be from Recovery Media. == Option 2 ======================================== Note: If your computer does not have an internal optical disc drive, an external optical disc drive will be required in order to recover the Operating System using Acer Recovery Media. 1.Restart the computer. 2.When the Acer logo appears on the screen, press the F12 key repeatedly to enter the computer's Boot Menu. 3.Press the CD-ROM drive eject button and insert the disc labeled System CD. 4.Close the CD-ROM tray. 5.Refer to on screen instructions to select either CDROM or USB CDROM. 6.The computer will boot from the Acer Recovery Media 7.When prompted for the Recovery CD, remove the System CD and insert the Recovery CD.