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ACER ONE ERROR 17 My Acer one is the 8GB version, originally supplied with Linpus Linux. The ssd has been reformatted with Fat 32. I have USB sticks with Dos which boot the Acer to Dos 98. The SSD can be seen as a valid drive which behaves well as a Dos disk. I have transferred the system files to the SSD and are shown when displaying the directory. When attempting to boot from the SSD I get Error 17. HELP ! Attempting to install my XP on the Acer one arrives at the '....stopped to avoid damage to your computer' screen

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  • swsdd May 01, 2010

    Thank you for your reply.
    This has not cured my problem, which is 'Error 17' on the Acer One when attempting to boot from it's SSD.


    The SSD has been prepared using FDISK, Formatted, and the system transferred using SYS.
    Attempting to boot the Aver One from its SSD then results in Error 17.


    The problem looks as though the Acer One is looking at the wrong place on the SSD for the boot files.


    I have a Dos program which will read and write a disk by track and sector, This works just fine on a USB stick, but when the Acer One SSD is specified I get Dos eror 7 and Bios error 2.


    If the Acer One is booted from a USB stick the directory of it's SSD shows the system files Io. sys Msdos.sys Command.com and Drvspace.bin which appear to be wholly normal.


    I have transferred both Win 95 and Win 98/XP systems but get the same results from both.


    Dave



  • swsdd May 02, 2010

    FIXED -

    You are hereby appointed magician of the year.


    At one stroke the problem which has been bugging me for months is fixed !
    I did not even know the option existed, will remember it for ever.

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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.

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Hi,

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.

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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.

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    Well ... are you going to tell me what didn't work with my solution or why you rejected it?

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