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Booting to DOS

Hello,

I would liek to get Vista off my acer aspire 3050 and install XP but I can't get the laptop to boot to DOS. Any idea on how to do this?

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  • aceraspire Nov 07, 2007

    I have the XP CD but I can't get the system to run it. I want to get into DOS and run XP from there. Is there any way to get Vista off the machine completely?

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I'm not sure what you mean by runninx XP from DOS. To run XP you have to install it, and to do that you must boot from the installation CD (or from a DOS-CD and run the XP *installer* from there)

If you can't boot from the CD you might try to see the BIOS settings and check the boot sequence; it might be disabled.

If you format the harddrive Vista will be gone, but your machine won't start without a boot CD until you install XP (or a different Operating System) on it.

To get into BIOS, watch for what key to press when your machine starts. Usually says "Press F1 to enter BIOS" or something like that. Just press and hold that key until the BIOS settings appear.

BE careful, though: messing around here could cayse a lot of problems if you don't know what you are doing. The "Exit without saving" option is the way out if you are unsure.

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You could try bootinge from a CD. You can get some really good ones here: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

If you have XP installation CDs you should be able to boot frmo them and go along from there.

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Hi I have reformat my Acer aspire 3050 and he delete my drivers what should I do to get them back?


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http://www.petri.co.il/install_windows_xp_pro.htm

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Want to remove Win Vista and install Win XP on two computers


have or can you get a win 95/98 disk...
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No booting up


Hi

The OS is not booting on your lappy! You will need to recover it either by pressing ALT + F10 on your Acer however this has the drawback that you will lose any documents you have on the laptop but will bring it back to factory status.

Also there is the possibility that you might have some CD in the drive which is booting up and blocking the whole thing so please make sure that there isn't any CD's in there. If you do not want to lose the data on your computer you will have to take out your hard drive, put it in another computer copy its contents but NOTE DO NOT Format the Acer aspire 3050 drive as it is specially formatted. If there is nothing else to save the better so you can just recover it to when it was new using alt+f10 at boot up.

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Hello,
You can download drivers from here to your laptop.

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