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Buggered my Netbook, need help to boot


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Rickie

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Yeah...was kinda messing around trying to fix things and seemed to make things worse.

My Netbook was dual-booting Windows 7 Starter and JoliCloud OS -essentially, Ubuntu- but I had some partitions and stuff I couldn't use, due to a lot of Chrome OS mucking around earlier.

Figured it'd be better to start from scratch, wipe, and start again. This is where my problem lies now.

Baring in mind, Acer Aspire One D255, no CD player. So I have Windows XP booting from a USB, that's fine. However, booting like that only shows the USB its on...it doesn't even SHOW the hard drive in the netbook itself. I deleted something crucial earlier, so I can't boot normally either. Something like "Missing operating system error: no such partition" appears.

So...I can boot from USB, yes, but when I do, it doesn't recognise the actual hard drive. Unless I can get it to do so, I can't format and install.

Is there any way at all I can access my hard drive, or have I done something irrepairable? Help please.
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So...I can boot from USB, yes, but when I do, it doesn't recognise the actual hard drive. Unless I can get it to do so, I can't format and install.

Hi Rickie -
Basically, it seems that you are overworking this Notebook. They are designed as one system (1 or 2 G RAM maximum) book.
To have it fully recognise XP as the operating system I would think you need to uninstall the Win 7 system.
The Windows 7 is its main OS and that is what is on the hard drive at this time. XP is just a 'side program' not an OS.
You can Google these Notebooks, and read the reviews that say about the same thing.
Great small one system units, but do not expect to use them like a larger unit that can run 3 Operating Systems at once.

Thank You -
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Turned out I had to "slipstream" SATA drivers into the Windows boot disk I made.

After that, it was fine. Got it all running nicely now, these specs are far better suited to WinXP~

Thanks for the reply.
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