Acer aspire one wont boot

  MorningBard 18:09 PM 05 Aug 11
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Hello

I'm trying to sort out a friends Acer aspire one aoa110 netbook which is runnning linux. It has an 8Gb hard drive and 512mb of built in memory. Hard drive is a small circuit board. The story i'm told is that she was downloading AVG and it then wouldnt start. I'm not altogether sure this is true lol. The error message that comes up is this.

PXE-E61: medial test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key( and yey i've found the any key lol)

I've inserted the recovery disk and and selected boot from cd option. It starts the recovery process i.e selecting drive and giving warning about erasing data on disk and then it just restarts itself.

I've tried using a usb memory stick to see if faulty disk but same result.

Have looked inside and all cables appear to be connected.

My own thoughts are a dead hard drive.

Would appreciate and help I have looked on Acer site and not much help there.

Morningbard

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:04 PM 05 Aug 11

*PXE-E61: medial test failure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM. No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key( and yey i've found the any key lol) *

Its trying to boot from network as it cannot find a hard drive.

try a remove refit of HDD to remake connections.

  Woolwell 21:25 PM 05 Aug 11

Fairly sure that it's a mini-ssd. Fruit Bat /\0/\ will know better than I if it is a failure of that.

  MorningBard 22:57 PM 05 Aug 11

yes the hdd is a pata ssd i've stripped all down again and took out ssd and reseated and reconnected it and same result same error message comes up

  MorningBard 00:06 AM 06 Aug 11

I forgot to mention that i did try to install WinXP but when it came to create partion it woudlnt do it nor would it install on the unpartioned drive. I could go back and forth to create partion and chose partion keyboard had no effect when pressing Enter to continue to install on this partion.

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