Yeah, I tried removing the battery but it didn't do anything.
However, through doing the windows startup repair I've made it to startup repair, system restore, system image recovery, windows memory diagnostic, command prompt, and recovery management. Will any of these fix the "No OS files found on disc" error?
I'll check the BIOS when I restart the netbook again. I don't want to restart it right now because it took me awhile to get to the system restore page.
At this point, can you let us know how important the data on it is. Personally, I've gone to great lengths to recover irreplaceable sentimental and financial data for people. It doesn't make sense to do the same kind of troubleshooting if the computer is simply used to surf the net and check Gmail.
The next thing I would try is to
shut it down completely
wait the 15 minutes or so to the point where it asks start windows normally or do windows startup repair.
choose start windows normally
wait an hour and see what it does.
I'm hoping that it will either magically boot and then we can troubleshoot it
It will give us a specific error like "Operating System not found" and then we can troubleshoot that.
Then we can look at recovery or repair options.
That's what I would try but there are some very smart and experienced people who read this forum and you can wait awhile to see if anyone else has a better suggestion or even recognizes the problem and knows the exact fix for it