1. The DVD/CD drive is bad and isn't reading correctly.. (A replacement of the drive would then fix the issue.) I've seen quite a few interrupted installations because the drive wasn't performing as it should.
2. The recovery disc is bad.. (A replacement from Acer would fix that particular issue.)
The question arises though.. What caused you to perform a reinstall of the system in the first place? Where there other issues?
Hope this helps.
Seems it's just my luck, believing this clean reinstallation, of Vista Home Basic, on my Aspire 5516 was going to be easy was a bad assumption. Just after due process, and inserting the correct disc(es), my laptop will arbitrarily stop installation, (4% or 90%), my screen is left blank and the disc stops spinning; however the CPU is still supposedly thinking.
I'm ripping my hair out due to this machine, and I really don't want to pay someone just to look at it yet. PLEASE HELP?