Acer M5-582PT Hard drive crashed, purchased recovery flash drive from Acer. Flash drive boots into Acer stuff fine. After I tell it how to partition my drive (% system, recovery partition on/off), it partitions the drive then runs some quick commands. About 5 seconds after the partitioning has finished some command throws an error, "M:\NAPP.dat is miss." Only an OK box which brings me back to partitioning options.
What gives? This is official media purchased from Acer and I am able to install Win7 fine so the drive and comp are fine. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
I took a high speed video with my digital camera and played it by frame to see the commands. Hard to make out but I see a lot of "cannot find the drive / path specified", esp with the M drive. Are things being mounted wrong? Gonna try deleting drive partitions manually before recovery as I've seen suggested in other topics.
I used PartedMagic live USB to remove the GPT & MBR records. Then the Acer Recovery USB had to be used with default options (create recovery partition, split drive into system & data partitions). It seems the Acer Recovery software was hard-coded to mount a certain drive letter maybe?