Problem Formatting my netbook

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    mitsos1996

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    I have an acer aspire one 751h (intel atom 1.33gh and 1gb ram) with windows xp home edition and Edubuntu i want to format the both.It is a netbook so it does not have cd rom driver so i created a bootable usb in order to install windows XP 32 bit.To begin with everything works right .I enter BIOS and i change the settings in order to boot from usb.When the usb is booted i have a problem.It appears a screen which says please choose an operating system to boot and has these options(check attached photos) :
    1)text mode setup(Boot from flash again after finished)
    2)GUI mode setup continue setup + 1st start of windows
    3)--->DEBUG, in case of HAL.DLL or NTOSKRNL.exe not found errors<---
    4)Debug boot rDiks 1 partition 2
    5)Debug boot rDiks 1 partition 3
    6)Debug boot rDiks 1 partition 4
    7)Debug boot rDiks 2 partition 1
    8)Debug boot rDiks 2 partition 2
    9)Debug boot rDiks 2 partition 3
    10)Debug boot rDiks 2 partition 4

    If choose the fisrt option it directs me to a new blue screen with the following message(also check the photos):
    Choose option:
    1)Press ENTER TO FORMAT pc
    2)Press R to repair pc
    3)and sth else to quit(i don't remember, sth like f3 i think)

    i choose the 1st and then it appears a blue screen eith the following message:
    Setup cannot find CD-ROM drive
    Make sure your CD-ROM drive is on and properly connected to your computer.If it is a SCSI CD-ROM drive , make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. See your computer or SCSI adapter documentation for more information.
    Setup cannot continue. To quit Setup, press F3.


    If i choose the second option i directs me to a black screen which says(also check photos):
    Windows could not start becaus the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\sustem32\hal.dll.
    Please re-install a copy of the above file

    If i choose the 3rd option the screen freezes also check the photos.
    :confused::confused:
    PLEASE HELP.HOW CAN I INSTALL WINDOWS XP IN MY NETBOOK!
    i attempted installing ubuntu and i encountered a similar problem as it was saying cannot mount....or sth like this:p
     

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    Elizabeth23

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    if you have not ever formatted your hard drive you should have a hidden partition that will take your pc to factory settings:

    Launching Acer eRecovery Management
    1
    You may also launch Acer eRecovery Management by running the program
    from the Acer program group in the Start menu, or by double-clicking the
    icon if you have created a desktop shortcut.


    2
    You can choose to restore the system from a factory default image or
    reinstall applications and drivers.
    3
    Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.
    Note: External optical disc drive required. Please see your retailer
    for more details.


    I want to restore my computer to its original settings without
    recovery CDs.
    Note: D2D Recovery is only available in notebook models fitted
    with a hard drive.
    Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating
    system and language you choose when you first turn on the
    system will be the only option for future recovery operations.
    This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software
    content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps
    below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data
    will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option.
    Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.
    1
    Check to see if Acer disk-to-disk recovery is enabled or not.
    2
    Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.
    3
    Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot.
    Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during POST.

    To start the recovery process:
    1
    Restart the system.
    2
    While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to
    enter the recovery process.
    3
    Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.
    Important! This feature occupies 6 GB in a hidden partition on
    your hard disk

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    if no hard drive is found that is because you have sata drives and xp is not formulated to start with other than ide. so you will have to change your bios to ide.

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    http://www.manualslib.com/manual/249203/Acer-Aspire-One-751h.html?page=30#manual

    your manual.

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    if you did not make recovery discs that will be a little harder because in order to install sata drivers they will have to be installed on a floppy and then installed at the step of installation where it says press F6 to install scsi or raid drivers.

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    as for Ubuntu, I have never installed this so I cannot help you there once you get xp up and running then you might check at the Ubuntu forums on how to install.
     
    Elizabeth23, Mar 23, 2013
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