Question about Acer Aspire One PC Notebook
I know exactly what you are talking here as I installed xp on a similar pc. You will need to prepare an ssd or usb boot up disk and place windows installation files in the usb. There is something called usb preparation...which you can google search to get the program to prepare the usb/sd first. It is a bit technical so I will not go into details on that part. Once the disk is prepared and ready, then set up BIOS to boot up from the ssd or usb and install windows on the machine.
The error you are getting is the most probable cause of a missing file for windows installation and is common when you try to prepare the ssd/usb.I would suggest a different software for the preparation here. One more thing, NFTS is quicker than FAT32.Another alternative could be ubuntu which is a more user friendly version of linux.
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
If you want to install XP after Linux, and get that error, boot into a live cd and change root into your linux. Then install grub into the mbr.
If you install XP first, go into your BIOS, turn off quick boot - this will force your computer to reload all the hardware settings and re read the MBR. Make sure the disk with the MBR is selected as the first startup device. Save settings and reboot. You can use dual Linux and XP.
Hope it helps.
Posted on May 02, 2010
The problem lies within the MBR. MBR stands for Master Boot Record. Basically, that small memory contains the route the system should take to find the boot files. Now, it's quite tricky to actually write to the MBR records containing the path to your files, but you can try this:
- from the system disk, using DOS, run "fdisk /MBR" (this will erase all previous records of operating systems - in your case I'm 99.9% sure it was Linux's fault) - check the boot.ini file (if it exists or not)
Then everything should work.
Posted on May 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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