|Hi freekrob, Welcome!|
Don't use the HP drivers / extras CD to load the extras you want as you will no doubt end up with a very messy operating system. The "Extras" these CDs carry are proprietry software, intended for use exclusively on the manufacturers own hardware (and usually they are Make AND model specific too).
If you have studied the boot-time options and there is no Alt + F10 option for recovery you may need to follow the tutorial provided below. I believe the option usually comes up when the Acer splash screen appears.
Not long ago I done a complete factory restore on an Acer laptop by accessing a hidden partition called PQservice, which I unhid and made bootable. I will provide a link on the tutorial, fingers crossed you have the partition and / or TigerDirect haven't destroyed it.
Remember to back-up all your precious data as this process is basically a restore to factory condition.
Here is the link to the tutorial I used to unhide PQService. If you are able, print it out and follow it to the letter. Hopefully it will reveal a PQservice partition for you:
Then finally by making the now unhidden PQservice the Active partition and rebooting, you should see your PC loading the recovery process.
pr0bie describes how to do this in post #3 on the same page linked above.
I hope this helps.