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Toshiba Aspire One - Can not Boot


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#1 Jove

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:03 PM

I have this little mini PC here, and have never used with no manual and no-CD's

It goes directly to the following after Icon at start up;

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem;

1. Insert Windows installation disc and restart your computer.

2.Choose language settings and then click "Next"

3. Click "Repair your computer"

If you do not have a disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assitance. Status : 0x000000f

Info; The boot selection has failed because a required device is inaccessible.



If anyone knows what to do, will appreciate your assistance, meanwhile I am going to google the Manf. status for this error number.


This occurred after a Norton scan of some kind, PC owner says the PC slowed after re-start during use then this error.


The OS is an Windows 7 Starter SNPC OA This is an Aspire one D250-1317

Edited by Jove, 18 January 2010 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

This may not be a Toshiba, I am unsure, . . however

Built in Restore feature;

Restore failed - Error code= 1117 (The request could not be performed
because an I/O device error.)

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

Acer makes the Aspire One. If it was a Toshiba, the prominent logo would be on the front.

As for why it won't boot, I imagine it would be a hardware issue, but I really don't know (could be software/driver based instead). If the people that lurk this sub-forum can't fix your problem, you might try posting in the Internal Hardware sub-forum.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:57 AM

OK, thanks, I wound up submitting a query to Ace One, to find out how to check for hard drive or software etc. However even if it is software the system will still need to be restored and this model requires an external optical disc, so, I was forced to ask them what they might have in mind.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:12 PM

I'm sorry but I am just not getting it, I have never had one of these mini PC's in my hands before, . . since, this one has a problem, I am checking into the options of doing a reinstall,
problem is you need medi CD's to do this and there is no CD drive for this model, . . as far as I can judge you need some type of external optical CD device that plugs into the PC, is that correct, ??

I can't understand why I have not found this on the Acer web site, unless it undermines there warranty service.

But if you know anything about this, please give me a clue, what the hek is this all about, . .

I googled this but it seems all the information publishers take it for granted you know all about this negate any description that a beginner can grasp.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:44 PM

No, netbooks (aka mini laptops) do not have optical drives (CD/DVD drives). It is not possible to cram one in such a small computer.

That leaves you with two options:

buy an external CD/DVD drive (just a plain CD drive will not work) for about $50

or use another computer to copy the files off your installation media (Windows install DVD) to an external hard drive or flash drive (and mark it as active).

Here is a quick tutorial on how to do this.

I'm sorry you didn't know what you were getting into when you got a netbook. They are excellent for what they were designed for (portable internet and word processing). You just have to learn to live with the limitations (no optical drive, slow processor, small screen).

As for why it won't boot, that's a problem specific to your netbook. The easiest thing to do would be a clean install using an external drive like described in the link.

Any other questions, feel free to ask. :huh:

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:52 PM

OK, I'll check it out, actually it belongs to my niece, she received it as a Xmas gift, and it does have some type of warranty and she has purchased another to replace it while this gets fixed so, it isn't all that bad, but I see what you mean, there not really a smashing good deal, but even at that if they were a bit more reliable.

Thanks much for your time and feedback.

Hope I can return the favor someday!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:07 PM

No problem. Let me know if you need anymore help. :huh:
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:02 PM

I have an Aspire One netbook and about two months after I got it the memory fried.

Simple fix: new memory. 2 gigs of Crucial did the trick.

And I added a laptop cooler under it, too - no problems since.

It is possible to put Memtest86+ on a USB drive and run it from there, requiring that you reset the BIOS to start from USB. I shut mine down when it got to about 34,000 errors . . .

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:32 PM

Hey Herk,

Actually it's not mine I'm just fixing it, but it is under warrantee, so there sending me a recovery disc, not certain about the HD, but I noticed it does run a little warm, I'll keep your post in mind, thanks much.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 03:40 AM

The following is the instruction for recovery of the OS for the Acer One, . .

To use the Recovery disk you would have to use an external optical disk drive if your computer does not have an inbuilt optical disk drive.

I do not have an external optical disc drive, I have the set of disc and would like to know if I can use a Flash Drive, to transfer data via a desktop to the ACER ?

I am checking previous reference to this in prior post in this thread, I'll get back, thanks.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:24 AM

use another computer to copy the files off your installation media (Windows install DVD) to an external hard drive or flash drive (and mark it as active).

Here is a quick tutorial on how to do this.

As for why it won't boot, that's a problem specific to your netbook. The easiest thing to do would be a clean install using an external drive like described in the link.

Any other questions, feel free to ask. :huh:



There are 4 disc sent me by the ACER co.
1. Recovery Disc 1/2
2. Recovery Disc 2/2
3. System Disc 1/1
4. Language Disc 1/1

My guess is to use the recovery disc first, . . I have the Flash Drive.

But to Proceed I have gone to the site you referenced above, . .I think that this is for the OS installation.

Should I not try recovery first ?

In either case I will need the DiskPart.exe

I see it is for use with the following systems;

* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

System Requirements :
You can download and use DiskPart.exe on any of the following platforms:

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter

I usually see xp on list like this, does my system, ( Windows XP SP3, Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 ), apply ?


How would I run the recovery disc to the Flash Drive from my desk top ?

Edited by Jove, 29 January 2010 - 04:35 AM.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:07 AM

I have an A1 also, you need to use a portable CD I bought the LG which is a burner also. Anyway you can get some good input on the Aspire forums: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 07:42 AM

There are 4 disc sent me by the ACER co.
1. Recovery Disc 1/2
2. Recovery Disc 2/2
3. System Disc 1/1
4. Language Disc 1/1

My guess is to use the recovery disc first, . . I have the Flash Drive.

But to Proceed I have gone to the site you referenced above, . .I think that this is for the OS installation.

Should I not try recovery first ?

In either case I will need the DiskPart.exe

I see it is for use with the following systems;

* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000

System Requirements :
You can download and use DiskPart.exe on any of the following platforms:

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter

I usually see xp on list like this, does my system, ( Windows XP SP3, Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 ), apply ?


How would I run the recovery disc to the Flash Drive from my desk top ?

Yes, you should try recovery first. But the method for copying the media over to a flash drive is still the same.

As for diskpart, if it doesn't come on your operating system (I have it, but don't remember if I had to download it), you can download and use it just fine. I'm on Windows 7, and I've also used it in XP and Vista without having to download it (so yours should already be there, type diskpart in the command prompt to check). It's kind of the primitive method of doing this anyway. You can do it through an interface: Disk Management (here's another link). Either way you achieve the same effect.

For actual copying, you should be able to simply drag and drop files and folders from the disk to the flash drive (don't forget to set it as Active when you are doing the partition stuff!) and it should boot just fine. I did this with an install disk, as well as a rescue disk with no problems.

If you encounter any snags, let me know, and I'll do my best to walk you through them. :huh:

P.S. The easiest way to do this would be to simply buy an external DVD drive, but if you like a challenge, we'll do it the fun way. :huh:
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:20 PM

keyboard Ninja,

I sorta like challenges, . . sometimes, . . but funding, gets me over the hump and has convinced me to get use to challenges, . .

So, let me read over this today and , . . . I'll get back to you.
Thankya.

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