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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:13 PM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 01:48 AM
Edited by zordon, 30 August 2011 - 01:49 AM.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:30 AM
I couldn't fit it on a CD I had, but put it on a thumbdrive......but no success. Would the thumb drive work just the same? It comes into BIOS with that "Operating system not found" error. It ttied to read the thumbdrive....
Can you download a Linux Live CD from http://www.ubuntu.com and burn it to a CD and see if it can read your disk drive.
When in BIOS, I assume? I try hitting F8 there, and the "Operating System not found" message repeats itself.
Before using the CDs, you should try the built-in recovery drive. First remove the CD from the computer. Restart the computer and on boot immediately start tapping F8. When you get the advance boot options menu, select "Repair your Computer". Wait until it loads, press next, login, and then at the bottom of the System Recovery Options there should be a Acer Recovery Management menu. From there you can run the factory reset without the CDs.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:45 AM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 06:49 AM
Maybe I am misusing the word BIOS. The screenshot with the "Operating system not found" is the only screen I see, other than the boot screen. At the bottom of the boot screen, it says something like "Press F2 for setup", but when I do that......nothing happens.
Did you change the boot order in your BIOS to reflect the USB Devices?
Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:05 AM
Nothing at all...
try pressing Fn+F2
Edited by LXative, 30 August 2011 - 07:06 AM.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:58 AM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:19 AM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:52 AM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:57 AM
Posted 30 August 2011 - 02:30 PM
Finally got it back into that mode. I can navigate it fine, so I assume I am changing the USB port to priority boot?
You should be able to navigate the BIOS with extreme ease.
Edited by LXative, 30 August 2011 - 02:42 PM.
Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:51 PM
I take it I am screwed, unless I can get a large enough cap CD to hold the program you recommended?
Then the USB Drive is not bootable.
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