Os not found on dell inspiron mini 10 notebook

Dell Inspiron mini netbook with intel at...
January 13, 2012 at 07:55:17
Specs: Windows 7, intel atom/
i downloaded the window 7 on a flash drive and inserted it on the notebook to see if it works but still the same

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#1
January 13, 2012 at 08:22:38
Your hard drive may have failed. If you can enter the setup screens then see if there is a listing for it.

As far as the flash drive issue you have not provided enough information. If you have an ISO of Windows 7 on a flash drive and you have the boot order set to boot to the flash drive then it should work if the hard drive is functional.


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#2
January 13, 2012 at 08:32:09
what does iso mean. wht is showing on the scren is copyright 1997-2000. this product is covered by one or more patent. for realtek . pxe-e61. pxe-mof. operating system not found. plss tell me wht to do

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#3
January 13, 2012 at 08:33:45
my flash drive is new and its 1gb. does that matter pls

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#4
January 13, 2012 at 08:57:43
An ISO is a disk image and needs to be written to the USB Pen Drive:

http://arstechnica.com/business/new...

If you are seeing a PXE message, then it is trying to boot from a Server via LAN, you need to go into BIOS and insure the Hard Drive is recognised and is the First Boot Device..


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#5
January 13, 2012 at 12:40:56
If your pen drive is ONLY 1GB you probably couldn't fit Windows 7 on it. As was stated, your computer is trying to boot to a network.

Reboot and watch the screens for the keystroke to enter the setup (BIOS). Then look for boot order. I think either your hard drive is bad or the installation of Windows is corrupted.

While in the BIOS screens see if the hard drive is being configured there (does it show up).


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#6
January 14, 2012 at 07:09:04
thanks for ur reply. i dont understand all the it terms written in the reply. some of us are lay men in the field of IT. are u saying my flash is small for window 7

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#7
January 14, 2012 at 07:11:56
pls distinguish between hard drive and a flash drive is like you are mixing the two up. I used a flash drive and not a hard drive

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#8
January 14, 2012 at 07:20:50
Flash and Pen drive are interchangable terms.

What I understood you to do was to copy Windows 7 files to the flash drive. Windows 7 files are too large to fit on a 1GB flash drive. Is that what you were trying to do?


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#9
January 14, 2012 at 07:24:56
is showing pxe-E61; media test failure, check cable., exiting PXE rom. pls help me out

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#10
January 14, 2012 at 07:25:59
The hard drive is what is inside your metbook, the flash drive is the portable memory you are using. The problem you possibly have is that the hardrive in the netbook is not being recognised, and accessing the BIOS, as mentioned in reply #5, will tell you if it is or not.

If the drive is not listed then you need to take it to a repair shop as there is little you can do. If it is listed then you need to change the boot order so that USB device comes first, followed by the harddrive. Then you need to get a copy of Windows 7 (the one you downloaded is unlikely to be a full copy as it taked up more than 1Gb of space), reboot your computer with the larger flash drive attached and at the 'install' screen, choose the option to 'repair computer' - this should hopefully replace the missing boot files.

The error you mention in reply #9 is because the system is trying to boot from an unreadable source, probably because it cannot find your harddrive. I think a repair shop is your only option.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#11
January 14, 2012 at 07:27:56
yes, that was what i did. pls let me know the flash that fits and if possible can u send me window 7 starter via my email address. thanks for ur time

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#12
January 14, 2012 at 07:30:45
Almost impossible to send a full version of Win7, of any sort, via email. You will need to find someone with an actual disk that can be copied onto a flash drive (4Gb ideally) or, as I say, take it to a repair shop because I really think it is your harddrive or the connection to it, that has failed - not something you can do yourself on one of these netbooks.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#13
January 14, 2012 at 07:41:57
You did not indicate you were trying to install starter. Why are you doing that? Your NETBOOK came with Windows 7 starter didn't it?

Where did you get the file you placed on the flash drive?

Your netbook has a restore partition on the hard drive already.

See the link below to learn how to restore your netbook. Scroll down to the paragraph headed:

Solution to Restoring Dell Mini 10 to factory settings on Windows 7 Starter

http://www.tweaksforgeeks.com/tips/...


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