|I have an aspire one netbook (no cd drive, and therefore no windows boot cd) with the following problem. First a tiny bit of background, in case any of it's related.... Everything was working great for over a year, I ran a defrag which I had to end before completion (but I ended it properly through the screen, not shut down in the midst of it or anything), after which I started having problems with explorer when I started back up from a standby or hibernation mode. The first time I tried to open a folder after such, explorer would have to close, and occasionally, Dr Watson would also have to close and I'd have to manually end the process to get explorer to come back up. Only after those restarts, not booting up from power down. Soon after, I started getting new hardware detected messages even tho I'd not installed anything. I ignored them, then started getting usb device not recognized messages which popped up at random times sometimes repeatedly. Seemed to coincide with my webcam going in and out of existence according to My Computer. I tried disabling and then uninstalling driver for that (can't just unplug the webcam, as it's built in my screen), messages still pop up occasionally, get briefly better when I unplug my comp and remove battery to reset usb devices. |
Recently, I've started having occasional trouble (getting much more frequent lately, and coinciding with getting more of the USB device not recognized messages) where the comp boots the bios screen and then freezes at that blinking cursor described in so many posts here. It only happens sometimes, other times, everything boots fine, and yet other times, if I hit f2 in the bios and go through that screen just exiting out again, it will boot okay.
Since I do not have a boot disk for windows, I'm not sure what differences that will make in how I can troubleshoot this. Any suggestions? Could it all be due to some file structure issue from that original defrag??? If so, how do I run a check on this? Thanks for any and all assistance, I'm generally pretty handy with a comp, but am stumped here.
System: windows xp home sp3, intel atom n270 processor (1.6 gHz), 1 gb ram, acer aspire one. if any other specs would be useful, I'll happily provide them.