It is like a bid joke to remove this system of exploitation.
I tried every approach for removing and finally had to re-partition the harddrive.
I did that using Ultimate Boot CD.
I ran the restore disks from my other acer laptop and everything looked good until at the end it says for me...
autochck program not found - skipping AUTOCHECK.
It then reboots... reboots... reboots saying the same stuff.
So I have clean install CD for XP.
But under Ultimate Boot CD is a dos enviroment.
Can not start the install process.
So I take the drive out. I figure that I can do the slave to my other computer and sys it with the required files to start....
Acer harddrive does not use pins but some weird slide method to attch to computer. 5 major stores and dozens of repair places later and I do not think the adapter exists in france. (Everyone says search for it on the net.)
(**I know think I should have immigrated to the United states instead of france. **)