When I got my Acer netbook I had no way of burning a recovery disc for it. I have an external drive now, but the eRecovery utility won't let me burn a recovery disc any more. Is there a way I can still do it?
My nearly-new Acer One Netbook had fairly low volume from the speakers when new. Now it is barely audible. The headphone jack delivers full volume. Control panel and the on-screen indicator show full volume. Any ideas?
OK, I finally got around to taking care of this. I found an old 2.5" HD external case, installed the drive, connected it to my desktop, formatted the drive, reinstalled it in the Toshiba notebook, powered it up, and there it was again: Grub Loader Error 71! So then I went for the fix using my Ubuntu 8.10 live CD and it worked! YES!!
Thank you all for your able assistance, again!
The Windows install set brings up that grubloader Error 71 and then locks up. This, as they say, is where we came in. I guess that since it didn't wipe the drive clean on the first install attempt, it left just enough of the Grub loader in to mess things up. I can only start the Windows install sequence with the boot sequence set to the CD, but all it will allow me to do is start the auto-install. There doesn't seem to be any place to interrupt the install to do...
This computer is for a young girl who is not interested in learning Linux, only in having everything work out of the box. So I ordered an external case in which I'll wipe the HD and then it should take the original WIN-XP CD set with no problem. When she's a bit older, I'd love to introduce her to Ubuntu, which I use on my newer computers.
Thanks again for all the help, as usual!
Originally Posted by Seablade
No it is not Ubuntu left in the...
OK, thanks! I ordered an external housing and will wipe the drive that way. I need to get WIN XP back on this thing for my granddaughter so it will be easy for her. Ubuntu is great for my use (It's on some other computers in our office), but it's not for a young girl who only wants everything to work out of the box.
I have a Toshiba 1135 notebook that has been running Ubuntu 8.10. I want to give it to my granddaughter and tried to install the original WIN XP restore CD set. The install seemed to go fine, announcing that it was going to wipe the drive, and then asking for the other CDs and then finishing. On reboot, I get this message:
GRUB Loading stage 1.5
GRUB Loading please wait
Can anybody help me with this? Is this an Ubuntu fragment left in the BIOS? Can I get it...
OK, now it will actually power up, but neither the Ubuntu 8.10 Live CD nor the W-XP install CD will do anything. It's like it doesn't even access the CD drive, but just quits with a bios message about error 71. I read somewhere on this forum that there is no such error code. Uh, I've got one on my screen! And it appears to be a remnant from the old Ubuntu install, since the Grub Loader is the first (and only other) thing that appears before the error message.