Jump to content

Netbook Woes


Recommended Posts

Well, I've finally acquired a Windows XP Home disc and an external CD drive for my Aspire 1. I recently bought a used drive off of another member, and installed it (as I had thought my old one was corrupted). No luck. Booting off the CD, the set-up screen got as far as "Setup is starting Windows..." and then went to a BSOD shortly after. The BSOD said to check the hard drive and do a chkdsk, and gave some hex values. I'm pretty much at a loss for what to do now. A quick bit of Googling makes me think it may be a RAM issue, but I haven't messed with that at all.

 

Any suggestions/advice?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is the drive set to in the BIOS? Sometimes it can be set to RAID, ACHI or legacy. I have a few Dell's at work that came in as legacy and we had to switch them over to ACHI for the installation to work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You might have to get drivers from acer and slipstream them into a XP home install and then burn it useing nLite. I know I had to when I wanted to put XP on my laptop so I could use my deprecated VAG com and its software.

Edited by Compxpert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...