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My acer aspire is asking for boot disk but i don't have a disc drive.

If I press F2 at startup it brings a menu but I don't know what to press next

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Hi.

Press the arrow keys to highlight the Boot option. Press the down arrow key to highlight specific boot settings to change. Choose HDD for the hard drive.

Regards.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

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  • Jane Hobson
    Jane Hobson Jan 01, 2013

    Thanks got that far but there is no HDD, just USB HDD. is that the one you mean? Regards

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Jan 01, 2013

    If that is all that is in the list then there is a possibility that the hard drive has failed which is the reason why its not in the boot device list. I recomend that you take it to a store for repaire, however feel free to get a second opinion. Regards.

  • Jane Hobson
    Jane Hobson Jan 01, 2013

    unfortunately I think you are probably right. But it was worth a try. Thanks for the help. Regards

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Hi,
Its possible the computer is trying to boot from another device, as the computer starts up hit the F12 key, this should bring up boot options, select HDD if it's in the list.
If not hit F2 as it starts and enter the BIOS, look for the boot option and set the HDD as the first boot device, hit F10, save the changes and exit.
The computer will restart and hopefully boot into the operating system
Please post back if you need anymore assistance.


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SOURCE: my acer aspire one netbook tries to boot ,but then

i was able to go on the acer website on another pc and found that if when you turn on your acer and hold down ALT key while hitting F10 that will bring you to a system recovery screen. you can restore factory settings from there. It will wipe out all of your documents and pix but it does fix the problem.

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire One Insert boot disk

well u really cant put in a disc, you said you have the aspire one that means it doesn,t have a disc drive . Thats the way it was made

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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