'since I live in California, I sent it to a local repairing store. they told me that they cannot fix it because acer's bios or partition table. now the pqservice - the hidden drive is gone. alt + F10 is gone. the recovery CD hanged at the last step, after I put in system CD, copied ghost file CD (disk 1 of 2, disk 2 of 2), then back to system CD. it copied all the files. then reboot, window xp logo showed up, then hang. I have been searched the web for months to find a solution without shipping it back to Taiwan for restoring. the shipping cost can buy a new acer netbook. Acer aspire netbook is only US$200 here during Christmas time. anyhow, anyone has an idea to bring back this dead machine? I read some threads, like Post Acer Disk Formatter CD ISO Image, NAPP CD, mbrwrwin, how to make it work?? anyone has the original disk image that can help me? please kindly upload it to torrent or emule? Acer charge $NT 800 to restore the system. I'm willing to pay for the amount if anyone can help me get this machine work again. it had window xp home chinese OS before the crash. My skype name is winifred1050. phone: +1-415-508-3758, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
thank you for help in advance.