Solved

EEE PC 4G - Error 2 msg on boot up

Posted on 2010-09-11
7
1,097 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I dug out (quite literally!) an old Asus EEE PC model 4G netbook which I bought but never really used from 2 years ago.  I remember wiping the rubbish basic linux operating system that came with it and trying to install a full version of win xp.

I cant remember what I did to it, but its possible I wiped the win xp operating system as well.

Anyway I get a "error 2" message on boot up after the bios screen and cant get passed that stage.  I have not flashed the bios or anything I have even reset the default bios settings but no luck.

Anyone know anything about this error 2 msg?  I cant seem to find much on the net.
0
Comment
Question by:hedgeselect
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 62

Accepted Solution

by:
☠ MASQ ☠ earned 250 total points
ID: 33654967
Error 2 means the HDD can't be read - either because the MBR is damaged or because there are data errors on the drive preventing it booting.
You'll need to either repair the MBR or reinstall  - do you have an external DVD drive and the disk that came with the EEE ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:hedgeselect
ID: 33654989
I have both, a external CD rom and the original boot disc.
0
 

Author Comment

by:hedgeselect
ID: 33654998
ALso is there a Windows Lite version that you know of for such old netbooks?
0
Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:ycsi
ycsi earned 250 total points
ID: 33655104
Windows XP Home edition should run on that model.
But, first try to restore original system (linux), to make sure there are no hardware issues with the netbook.
0
 
LVL 62

Expert Comment

by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 33656179
Change the boot order on the 4G to the external drive (F2) and when XP setup launches use the Repair option (not the Recovery one)
 
0
 

Author Comment

by:hedgeselect
ID: 33658458
Definitely not the boot order as it is set to boot to the internal HD first.  Will try reinstalling the operating system CD (Linux)
0
 

Author Comment

by:hedgeselect
ID: 33699875
Not sure what happened here.  Should have closed the q and split points equally.
0

Featured Post

Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I use more than 1 computer in my office for various reasons. Multiple keyboards and mice take up more than just extra space, they make working a little more complicated. Using one mouse and keyboard for all of my computers makes life easier. This co…
Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question