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Aspire One Happy says no bootable device on start up< Please advise

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November 22, 2012 5:42:38 PM

Aspire One Happy series netbook says no bootable device< Please advise
a b D Laptop
November 22, 2012 7:18:28 PM

For a first step, go into BIOS and check out if the hard disk is recognized.

Quote from the "Aspire one Series User Guide" downloaded from
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Document/Generi...

Quote:
To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the notebook PC
logo is being displayed.
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a b D Laptop
November 22, 2012 7:38:22 PM

If you don't have any important files/settings/information etc. on the computer, you can try this.

Initiate a recovery procedure which supposedly restores the whole system to factory default. If it finishes without error, and you can start the system, we can assume that it was some kind of software error. When in Windows, you can run the checkdisk utility to be sure that there are no bad sectors on the hard drive.
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a b D Laptop
November 22, 2012 7:43:20 PM

If you do have important files, that you want to save, then there are two options I can think of:

- take out the hard drive, and connect it to another computer, for example via USB (with an external enclosure). If the hardware is OK, then you should be able to copy the files.

- create a bootable USB pendrive with an operating system on it, boot on it, and see if you can see the content of your hard drive from there. For example, you can create an Ubuntu system on a pendrive (>=1GB).
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November 30, 2012 6:15:32 AM

szaboaz said:
For a first step, go into BIOS and check out if the hard disk is recognized.

Quote from the "Aspire one Series User Guide" downloaded from
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Document/Generi...

Quote:
To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during the POST; while the notebook PC
logo is being displayed.


Tks for your advice< I checked with Acer< it looks like the hard drive has crashed, fortunately its still under warranty, will be taking netbook back to them

Tks Again
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