my notebook acer...needs to reinstall...urgen

February 9, 2011 at 20:03:28
Specs: Windows XP
hi...my name is samrin....i have a notebook acer....aspire one....its full of virus..i have taken to the shop..and they r saying u need to buy the next one...where as i knew that ur notebook can be restall again...without cd drive...can anybody help me how to reinstall the computer?all my files can be deleted!!!
just plz help me reinstall plz!!!
thanx
samrin

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#1
February 9, 2011 at 20:12:56
If you have an actual Notebook and the CD drive is missing or does not work, it's MUCH easier to install XP if you replace the CD drive !!

If it never did have a CD drive built into it, it's a Netbook, not a Notebook !

How to install XP when you can't load files from the XP CD on the computer, and when you cannot set your bios Setup to boot from a USB drive...

See response 5, 6, and 7:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#2
February 9, 2011 at 20:15:07
The Aspire One isn't a notebook, it's a NETbook. Do you have an external CD/DVD drive? If not, you can try installing from a flash drive, but you'll need an XP disk, a computer with a CD/DVD drive, & directions on how to do it.

http://www.techtipsgeek.com/install...


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#3
February 9, 2011 at 20:15:53
An Aspire one is not a notebook. It is a net book. There is a recovery partition on the hard drive that can restore the operating system to the original factory state.

I checked the manual and it appears I am wrong. You must use disks to restore.

It is possible to recover your personal files but will require additional hardware.


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#4
February 19, 2011 at 16:50:07
yes...u r right...its a netbook...not notebook...my mistake..i m sorry for that...its has no cd drive or dvd drive...i bought this netbook...2years ago...its was fine...few days back..while using in my workplace...its says it has virus....i cleaned it....but the netbook became more slow....when i wanted to reinstall it (the way u fix the date, timing, and everything...the way u activate a new netbook)...i tied with that...its not working...so what should i do...
THANX EVERYONE AND SORRY FOR MAKING MISTAKE!!!
samrin

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#5
February 19, 2011 at 16:52:42
i dont have any disk system....is there any other way that u can help me....right now my netbook is in safe mood....like u change the date...so that it doesn't bother in ur work...like that...
thanx
samrin

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#6
February 20, 2011 at 08:31:24
Computers NEVER start up in Safe mode.

If it's just the Windows operating system that's screwed up, or even if your hard drive is failing, you should still have normal video while booting BEFORE Windows is supposed to load in any case.

Is that your situation ?

If yes, are you trying to say you can press F8 repeatedly while booting and choose Safe mode and Windows will load ?

If yes, are you saying you can choose an older System Restore restore point and Windows will then load when you boot normally ?
.......

If you DO NOT have normal video while booting BEFORE Windows is supposed to load, that's a completely different situation. Something else is wrong with your netbook.
.......

If you DO have normal video while booting BEFORE Windows is supposed to load....

Whatever method you use to re-load the data on the hard drive, you MUST have, or be able to borrow, at the very least, a suitable Windows XP CD.

The OEM XP version - Home or Pro - and Product Key for it is on the official Microsoft label on the outside of your computer case, probably on the bottom.

You can use the Product Key on that label with either
- a regular Microsoft OEM XP CD of the same version - Home or Pro - as your system came with
- or - an XP Re-installation CD, or a set of Recovery or Restore disks that is meant to be used only for your model

A regular Microsoft OEM XP CD has "For distribution with a new PC only." printed on it's surface and has the Microsoft holograms.

An XP Re-installation CD that came with a different brand name model probably cannot be used to install Windows from scratch or run a Repair installation of XP on your mode - it will probably refuse to do that.

Acer doesn't normally supply Recovery or Restore disks with it's systems, but if your model is not ancient you can probably buy a disk or a set of disks from the Acer web site and have that shipped to you in as little as a few days. If a disk or a disk set is available for your model, it's probably relatively cheap to buy even including shipping - e.g. about half or less of what a new Microsoft OEM XP Home CD costs, the cheapest type of XP disk you can buy.
.......

If you DO have, or can borrow, a suitable XP CD,
then you can either .......

- see the directions I pointed to in response # 1

-or - if you can set your bios Setup Boot Order or similar settings to boot from a USB connected drive, you can use a 1gb or larger flash drive to install XP - search the web for : install XP from flash drive
or similar - there are lots of "hits" with directions for how to do that on the web.


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#7
February 20, 2011 at 08:49:05
tubes, don't forget this is a netbook. The OP will need to have an alternative method of delivering the files to the netbook.

samrin

If you have a flash drive or an external USB drive then I suggest you copy your personal files from the netbook to the other drive.

Then restart the netbook and immediately start tapping Alt + F10. Hopefully that will take you to the restore image. Follow the instruction on the screen to restore to factory state.


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#8
February 20, 2011 at 08:59:45
OtheHill

I haven't forgotten that this is a netbook.The directions I pointed to in response 1 apply to that situation, if he can't, or if he can but doesn't want to, install XP from a USB connected drive.

You said in an earlier post in this thread that this netbook doesn't appear to have a recovery partition.


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#9
February 20, 2011 at 09:02:53
I may have been wrong about that. Research indicates that Aspires that came with XP or Vista may indeed have the recovery partition available from the boot. Windows 7 starter edition models still have the files on a hidden partition but you may not be able to restore from it.

The procedure is worth a try.


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#10
February 20, 2011 at 11:06:46
OtheHill

Of course, if it does have a recovery partition, he could try

"Then restart the netbook and immediately start tapping Alt + F10. Hopefully that will take you to the restore image. Follow the instruction on the screen to restore to factory state."


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