System won't boot

vbimport

#1

ACER Aspire AOA150 Netbook not booting properly. Caught in a vicious cycle, where the WinXP screen displays on screen, following by a quick view of a blue screen, then back to the boot options. Tried all options - Safe Mode, SM with Networking, SM with CommandPrompt, LKGC, Start Normally - but ends up on the same page. Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks in advance for your help.


#2

Use the installation (rescue/restore) discs to restore the operating system.


#3

I attempted the installation disk via USB stick…didn’t work…I did the boot sequence change in setup…no luck!


#4

Did you make the flash drive bootable?


#5

not quite sure how I do that. I just copied my XP to the USB and changed the settings in the BIOS to boot from the USB. I guess that making the USB a bootable drive could improve my chances of getting my system bank in working condition. Looking forward to instructions on how to turn my USB into bootable drive…thanks!


#6

[QUOTE=deavis;2552578]not quite sure how I do that. I just copied my XP to the USB and changed the settings in the BIOS to boot from the USB. I guess that making the USB a bootable drive could improve my chances of getting my system bank in working condition. Looking forward to instructions on how to turn my USB into bootable drive…thanks![/QUOTE]

That won’t work no matter what you do you have to make a custom bootable USB stick to make that work. Otherwise you will have to do as Mr. Belvedere says to fix your problem.


#7

If you only need to do this one time, try this tool: http://www.prime-expert.com/flashboot/

The demo version will limit the time you can use the flash drive for this purpose to 30 days.