The recovery disk might be the cheapest route or you could simple wait for the new computer. Acronis might recover it for $40.00+ dollars (US), if there an OS on it. I think the hard drive has been reformatted. File recovery software probable wouldn't bring back enough to get it to work. File recovery's a bit iffy, some things come back, some things don't. Your call.
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Hello L's & G's. I won't bore you with the particulars. But it seems my young cousin got into my new laptop while I was out of town and did quite a number on it. He doesn't exactly know what/how he did what he did. To cut to the chase, when I boot up, I only get the following:
"Broadcom Basecode PXE-2.1V107
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: exiting Broadcom PXE ROM"
"Operating system not found".
This is extremely unfortunate as I've decided on returning this computer for 64-bit lappy. I have a little over a week. I have tried using "Partition Table Dr.", but it didn't take.
So other than suggesting I order eRecovery discs from Acer-which is silly since I'm returning it as soon as I get the factory defaults back-I could really use some assistance in recovering the OS/partitions. My technical knowledge ranks somewhere between beginner-intermediate. And yes of course I know-NEXT TIME I'LL MAKE A RECOVERY DISC 1st! Thanks in advance for your time & consideration!