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EEE PC 4G - Error 2 msg on boot up

Posted on 2010-09-11
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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.
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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 ?
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I have both, a external CD rom and the original boot disc.
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ALso is there a Windows Lite version that you know of for such old netbooks?
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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.
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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)
 
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Definitely not the boot order as it is set to boot to the internal HD first.  Will try reinstalling the operating system CD (Linux)
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Not sure what happened here.  Should have closed the q and split points equally.
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