A buddy of mine as an identical Aspire as I so I recommended he try Windows 7 because I was sure he'd like it. I told him to use partition magic and install it on a new partition but he decided he would format EVERYTHING. Sooo now he has Windows 7 with no recovery CDs and better yet, the Aspire doesnt recognize the HDD unless he changes the boot order and restart. Every restart he has to do it or it wont boot. Any suggestions for the no boot problem? I'm already working on getting him a bootable USB key.