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#1 kamerlet

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:04 PM

Greetings!

My brother gave me his Acer One Netbook running Windows XP because he said it wasn't working. He's right about that. When I try to boot it up I get the following message:

Insufficient system resources exist to complete API

Any suggestions on where to start on this problem? Might there be a virus or is this little guy just overloaded?

Thanks!
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:10 PM

At what point does this message pop up, when you log in or before you get to the login screen?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:30 PM

Can you boot into Safe Mode via hitting F8 just after the post screen?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 12:56 PM

I hit F8 and got this:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is FAT32

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check ...
windows will now check the disk

Edited by kamerlet, 02 October 2010 - 12:57 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:08 PM

delbrugge: it comes right after the Acer welcome and before the XP boot-up.



Cryptodan: Yes. I can get into SAFE MODE.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:33 PM

You need to run chkdsk /f on the drive, and see if that fixes it.

via start then run type in cmd hit enter and in the big black box type the above.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:05 PM

Ok I made a big mistake. When I said I could get into SafeMode I was wrong. I can get to the F8 options menu to choose SafeMode, but when I try to boot it I get the same message about "Insufficent system resources exist to complete the API".

Should I/ could I try any of the other options:

* safe mode with command prompt
* enable boot logging
* enable VGA Mode
* Last known good configuration
* directory services restore mode
* debuggng mode
* disable automatic restart on system failure
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:08 PM

What are your computer specs?

Hard Drive, RAM, CPU, and motherboard?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:35 PM

Sorry if I sound ignorant but I don't have any booklets and since I can't log on to check anything, I hope I'm answering you question correctly:

Acer Aspire ONE ZG5 (mini-netbook)

Intel Atom

1 GB Ram -

160 GB HDD
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:37 PM

Do you know how full your hard drive is?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:56 PM

I wish I could tell you. I'd like to wipe it all clean.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:10 PM

Are you trying to fix it for him, or did he flat out give it to you like a gift?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:49 PM

Hahaha. Interesting question. If I'm investing all this time....it's MINE now.

Ok let me tell you what I fount out. I went to the Windows site and there is a patch for the error I am rec'ing. However, I don't know how to download it if I can't log on. So, I downloaded it to my flashdrive and am trying to figure out how to get it on MY Acer.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:55 PM

Still surfing for answers but, fatigue has set in.
Found an interesting site recommending Ubuntu to fix my windows xp with a flashdrive installation.

http://lifehacker.com/5504531/the-complete...h-a-thumb-drive

Any thoughts?

Thinking about give it a shot tomorrow.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:03 PM

Have you thought about reinstalling windows and starting over from scratch?

Running the Hard Disk Recovery will restore the computer to the way it was when your brother first got it.. Anything he added will be lost, so make sure you have program disks, passwords, favorite websites, photos, documents and anything else you need backed up before proceeding with the recovery of your Acer Aspire.

Note: Hard Disk Recovery should be enabled on the system by default. If it is not, you may need to go into your systemís BIOS by hitting F2 at boot and enable it under the Advanced tab.

Once Hard Disk Recovery is enabled, restart the system and hit ALT+F10. This will begin the Aspire system recovery process. You will be prompted to type six zeros as a security step. Type 000000 to proceed.

You will then see a screen to select your Operating System. Do this and hit enter and the recovery process will begin.

It will then walk you through restoring your computer to it's factory fresh state.




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