Acer Aspire One will not boot. xp is factory installed. the only thing that comes up on the screen is "press F2 for setup or F12 for boot order", then goes to dim gray screen and freezes. It will reboot with Ctrl-Alt-Del and shuts down fine by pressing power button. Each time it starts = same results
Go into the BIOS, make sure the hard-drive is seen. If it's not, reseat it. If it is seen, see if the BIOS has a disk check utility, run that. If that does not help, you probably want to contact ACER for a new drive with a restore partition. The issue with these netbooks is that you can't just get a new drive, because then you have no way to restore the operating system. And you don't just want to restore over your old drive because then you will lose your files.