|Watch the POST screen at a regular start up to see if the hard drive is being configured by the BIOS. If not, then you MAY have a failed hard drive. |
The restore disks are for that very purpose. To rstore in the event you need to replace the hard drive.
You may want to go to the manufacturer's site to determine was capacity and type of hard drive you can use for a replacement.
Can't find much on that brand. Do you know what the model of the hard drive currently installed is? May show on the screen at start up.
As far a Acronis true image removal goes, why were you removing it?
From what you describe, I don't think the hard drive is bad. Sounds like your CD drive may not be working right.
Do you watch the screens when booting with the recovery disk in place? You should see a message to hit any key to boot from the CD. You need to immediately hit a key. Space bar is good to use.