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Great. :) I'll be here for the next hour and a half if you need anything.

Also, in answer to a previous post, yes it's normal for the Win98 screen to flash. This is the USB drive booting.
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We have selected the second one and the computer has come on :) but what do i do now as the USB stick is still in? Thankyou

Edited by summer2010, 19 May 2010 - 10:45 AM.

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Great, now that you've got the USB, you need to change the BIOS settings so that your computer will recognize your USB and load from there, instead of where Windows XP is installed.

When you first turn on the computer, you'll see a screen with the manufacturer's logo (e.g., Asus) as well as small text that says Press XX to enter setup (it won't actually say XX- every computer manufacturer is different. I think Asus is the delete key). You want to enter setup, then navigate through the menus until you find an option to change the boot device priority. This setting tells the computer where to begin loading. Set the USB device to the highest priority, then exit and save change. Reboot the computer, and the system should load from the USB device.
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Hi, i have done what you have asked and this is now what is being said:
Intel UNDI, PXE - 2.1 (build 082)
Copyright © 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Atheros AR8121/AR8113 PCIE Ethernet Controller v1.0.0.4 (2008/01/13)
CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 23 54 44 EB 3B
Check cable connection!
PXE-MOF:Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
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It looks like you've set the BIOS to boot from the network first, which is not what we want. Go back in and make sure that the USB device (make sure it's plugged in when you start the computer and go into setup) is the first priority.
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Ok I have in white Boot Device Priority
Then it goes like this:
Hard Disk Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM (Enabled)
Boot Booster (Disabled)
What should I do now??
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Open up Boot Settings Configuration. What does it say?
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Sorry went past that screen into
1st boot device
2nd boot device
3rd boot device
4th boot device
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Select 1st boot device. It should come up with a list of devices. Select your inserted USB flash drive.
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Forget what I have just said.
Went into boot settings configuration:
It sais

Quick Boot (enabled)
Quiet Boot (enabled)
Sorry
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Ok, that's not what we're looking for.

So under boot device priority, you see this:
Hard Disk Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM (Enabled)
Boot Booster (Disabled)

Open up hard disk drives. What's in there?
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We did what you said and it came up with a list from 1 to 10 in different languages
e.g. 1st try this seleccione esto primero
2nd try this ...

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>/system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I appreciate you have left for work now and look forward to hopefully continuing tomorrow, but really appreciate your help so far!! :)
Thankyou

Edited by summer2010, 18 May 2010 - 01:57 PM.

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'2nd Drive (USB:PNY USB 2.0 FD)'

This is what we want to boot to. There should be instructive text on the screen; find a way to make that the first drive and reboot.

I have to leave right now for a few appointments; I will be back in approximately six hours. Feel free to leave updates here (just edit one post, don't make multiple posts), and I will look into it as soon as I get back.
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Hi Sorry but not sure if I should keep going to add reply or just keep adding to other messages.

We did what you said and it came up with a list from 1 to 10 in different languages
e.g. 1st try this seleccione esto primero
2nd try this ...

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>/system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I appreciate you have left for work now and look forward to hopefully continuing tomorrow, but really appreciate your help so far!!
Thankyou
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summer2010-

Ok, it looks like you managed to get the USB drive working and booted. Great job! :thumsup:

Yes, there are supposed to be ten selections. Try every selection in order to see if it solves your problem (e.g., try the first option; if that doesn't work, reboot and try the second option; if that doesn't work, reboot and try the third... until your netbook is working again).

Post back when you've got it working, or you you have any questions. I'll stay and monitor your topic for results.
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