vista recovery 64 bit disk error

#1
I have a acer aspire x1200 my hard drive in it crashed and I bought a new one and downloaded the vista 64 bit recovery disk to try and install vista for my os and when I type in my key it takes it but before its about to install the os a error message comes up sayin "windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\Install.wim. The file does not exist. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code:0x80070002". Any advice I dont want to have to go out and buy a disk for 200 bucks when I have my key code for the os from my other hard drive.
 

JustinW

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#2
Hi Brody,

Our recovery discs can be used ONLY for fixing non-booting copies of Windows, NOT for re-installing Windows. You well need to use a recovery set if you've got it or contact Acer for assistance.
 

Terry60

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#3
You can borrow a full Vista DVD and reinstall using your own key, not the one on the DVD.
Have you tried to access the Acer recovery partition ? (turn on D2D in the BIOS then boot, tapping Alt and F10 together)
 
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JustinW

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#4
Can't access the recovery partition when hes replaced his hard drive :smile:
Of course perhaps your old hard drive is still perfectly good minus a working OS? You could try replacing the old one and following Terry's instructions.
 

Terry60

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#5
Yes, sorry. Should have read the first line more carefully.
Unless the original disk "crashed" in the sense that old-timers like me remember with the removable platter, washing-machine-sized HDDs of my youth. (screeching, grinding, clouds of brown oxide dust and a half-million dollar repair bill), then you might be able to mount the old disk and clone the recovery partition across to the new one using a bootable Linux distro