Question about Acer Aspire 3050-1733 Notebook
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?
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.
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
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.
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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