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I CAN'T CHANGE THE BOOT SEQUENCE ON MY ACER ASPIRE 5520

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reisen55

A failed hard drive can be recovered in only a few ways. I assume by your F2 note that you have a Dell. You can only change boot order to be a floppy, CDRom or 1st Hard Drive, BIOS will not let you pick and choose which one. You do that with the cables to the drive itself and always use the small jumpers set to CABLE SELECT. Look that up if you have to.

Disk read errors may be a failed drive and you have only a few options. Put the drive in the freezer for a few hours and, oddly enough, it may come back to life.

Secondly, if you have or can obtain Windows XP Boot BART PE - get it. Boot your system off the CDRom and use this wonderful product to diagnose and copy data from your cold, reinstalled drive to another media. That is most important.

Drives themselves are cheap. Get your data off first and then consider keeping your drive if it does work, reinstallation or just hang it all and buy a larger drive.