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Acer aspire one netbook won't completely start

It turns on, all lights indicate that it is functioning. the aspire one logo pops up, which is routine, and then the screen goes black and the cursor beomes an X....and that's all it does.
last time i had used it, about 4 weeks ago, it worked fine, i used it and shut down, as usual.
and now i get an X.

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  • oneswanson Jan 17, 2009

    linux lite version...is there anything i can do?

  • oneswanson Jan 17, 2009

    i tried to restore it to factory settings it didn't work. aspire one series do not have dvd drives installed.....they are netbooks only, everything else has to be used via a usb port....
    no recovery disk....
    i have been reading that i have to buy a recovery disk and a dvd and reboot the system this way...
    somehow the wifi became corrupted....all of this is completely uncertain to me...i have no idea what to really do...


  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    Well I know the Asus Netbooks allows you to make a restore disc on a flash drive from another computer with a DVD drive. Don't know if Aspire you can do this too.

  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    I dunno... sometimes there is a key you can press to restore the system to the factory state, or there might be a CD/DVD that came with the computer. Does it tell you a key you can press on the boot screen?

  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you are running under Linux. And it sounds like your Linux is corrupt.

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If your linux is corrupt which is a possiblity, you would need to go into recovery mode and try to fix your installation, however if you have a system disc that came with the machine you could always try to re-install the OS most linux distro's will allow you to select your old OS and import the settings from it during an install. However I would only do this if you cant recover your installation.
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DId some research, if you are using linpus linux which comes with the ONE, then it is a fedora based OS, which means you should be able to import your settings from the prior installation during a fresh installation of it.

I hope this helps, since linpus is pretty new I am going to do some more reading on it.

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