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#1 rolltide101

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:01 PM

I was toying with Linux and accidentally erased my HDD and wen I reboot my bios was confused (not corrupted) there is just no bios screen but if I have a OS saved to my HDD I can get on it and fix the bios. So I took the HDD out of it and put it into another computer and installed Windows 7 on it and put it back in the computer. I hear it boot up like normal but there is no display. My guess is that the screen resolutions is different. (The broke pc is a netbook and the other is a large laptop) is there anyway I can get a display on my netbook without taking the HDDs out again? I can put the HDD I installed Win7 in the other laptop and change the display to lets say 800x600 correct and it should work? I can hear it boot up but I dont see anything except a flash where the bios screen would be which means the display is still working. (it is doing exactly what it was doing before I touched it besides booting into Win7 with no display)

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#2 rolltide101

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:14 PM

Seriously? The last few times Ive needed help I didnt get an answer. Couldnt someone atleast offer to try and help? Even some suggestions would be helpful.

Edited by rolltide101, 15 October 2010 - 04:15 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:48 PM

Is this a new netbook? If so return it, as installing Linux should not impact your BIOS at all. You have something else wrong with that computer.

Also can you provide specs and what not?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:57 PM

1.66 GHz Atom N450 CPU with hyperthreading
10.1 inch screen, multi touch capable with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution
2 GB RAM and 160 GB HDD at 5400 RPM
WiFi 802.11n
4 cell 2400 mAh and 35 Wh battery pack, removable
0.3 megapixel webcam
chiclet keyboard
metallic retractable magnetic stylus
Windows 7 Home Premium (it will ship with Windows 7 Starter)
3 USB ports, VGA output, Ethernet, Kensington Lock, Mic and Headphones jack and Card reader

Linux does mess with the Bios somehow. This is the 2nd time this has happened

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:13 PM

Who made the netbook? What have you done in the past to get it working again?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:26 PM

I took the HDD out of it and put it into another computer and installed Windows 7 on it and put it back in the computer.

It's rare for this to work properly. Windows is set up for the different hardware in the system it has been installed in, and it's not going to find that hardware in your netbook.

I believe cryptodan is correct in saying Linux can't be blamed for any effect on the BIOS, the fact that this keeps occurring on this computer indicates the computer has a problem.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:46 PM

Its made by Asus. Idk how but it is something to do with Linux. Both times this has happened I was tampering with Linux. Im not knocking Linux (its Asus's fault) but it is something to do with Linux. Im trying to either get a display on it or reinstall its bios without a display.... not easy...... Ive tried using keyboard shortcuts... installing drivers. (they wont install) connect it to a external monitor... alot of other things as well. Any advice will be appreciated!

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:54 PM

Return it to asus, it is obviously faulty.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:22 PM

Its about 4 months old and Asus will not take it back (I tried the 1st time)

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:04 PM

Unplugging the bios battery fixed it. Maybe this will help someone someday




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