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Q: Windows 7 Boot Screen on Netbook

Hi, don't really know the exact forum section to post this in so put it in here, feel free to move it to the best appropriate section if need be.

Right, now to my question.

I've got a Toshiba NB300 netbook which comes with Windows 7 Starter, I upgraded it to Home Premium and was wondering why the initial boot screen looks like the one Windows Vista has, is there any way to change it to look like the 1st screen below or is it a graphics card restriction that all netbooks have?

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A: Windows 7 Boot Screen on Netbook


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1) Where did you download Win XP from?

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In Windows go to Start type in CMD locate CMD.exe Click on it and select "Run As Administrator"

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A:Netbook dual boot with download version of Windows 7?

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A:Netbook, faulty screen or screen cables. Second opinion needed.

Quote: Originally Posted by badger906

Im after a second opinion
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Now i think its the monitor cables, as if you tilt the screen back too far you loose the image completely and jsut have the back light.

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A:netbook won't boot

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Hello PrehistoricCat and Welcome to TSG.

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Hello all I recently had a networking issue solved by this fine forum and my computer woes have not abandoned me My netbook ASUS EPC ish XP SP last night turned itself off suddenly with a relatively loud crack type noise - bit like a spark It now will not turn on at all No lights even when off and charging No boot at all I have unplugged the battery and held down the power button to try and rid it of Netbook no odd power no boot, dead - noises lights, static Netbook dead - no lights, no boot, odd power noises No luck The only clue I have is that when I have the AC plugged in the light on the AC adapter flashes on and off very fast and from the area the power port on the netbook itself comes an odd rapid clicking noise I suspect it s a short circuit somewhere in the system but I am not sure Anyone had any experience of a similar problem who can offer their expertise The netbook fan seemed to be working fine and whilst it got warm I never let it get hot and indeed Netbook dead - no lights, no boot, odd power noises have Netbook dead - no lights, no boot, odd power noises had issues with overheating Many thanks nbsp

A:Netbook dead - no lights, no boot, odd power noises

My guess and it is only a guess is that the pw supply on the mb failed. With the price of netbooks so cheap, even if it were repairable, it makes no sense to spend the money to fix it when a replacement would cost less than the cost of repair.
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Okay and Infection Doctor After Will Not Friends Netbook Boot With AntiMalWare first of all forgive me if I make any quot computer-help-forum quot faux pas as I am new to this scene About a year ago I purchased a Toshiba Netbook Will Not Boot After Infection With AntiMalWare Doctor and Friends NB -N W Netbook with XP Home I have never had a problem with spy ad malware I think thanks in large part to me being alert until last Friday I noticed a mysterious quot anti-malware quot program that I did not install giving me the usual bullsh t quot You have malware give us money quot So as I muttered obscenities to myself I proceeded to look up some info on this particular group of softwares antivirus pro and antimalware doctor or something similar I came across one site that had a program to kill the processes so that MBAM could be run to fix the problem I did this MBAM said I needed to restart as some things couldn t be removed I was VERY wary because ever since I got my first computer the main quot cause quot of near total devastation almost every time was a reboot I know it s not the direct cause Even to this day I use hibernate and sleep most often--I hardly ever reboot Anyway this reboot proved to be a fatal mistake--or at least a severely wounding one The BIOS loaded and the computer went through the POST motions but as soon as the BIOS screen the one that gives you the F button options went away and the HDD was about to be initialized all I got was a solitary blinking white underscore-type cursor in the top left of a black screen SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIITTTTT I exclaimed in a high pitched shriek The large hand of an endless stay-up-all-night-computer-repair-sausagefest was eyeballing my junk--and not in a good way At this point I knew I was standing knee deep in a watery puddle of human feces figuratively speaking I went to Home Depot to get the T STAR BIT that Toshiba in their infinite wisdom and mercy decided to use as the screw-head type for the HDD WiFi access panel I got it open I took out the HDD the original one from the Laptop-- GB and connected to a SAS to USB circuit board that I had taken from a Toshiba quot drive enclosure I connected it to another computer at work Windows XP detects and installs it but it won t show up under My Computer mass storage device is installed under device manager If I put the original hard-drive in that came in the enclosure it works and I can see it Ohhhh no The GB doesn t start spinning like the when I connect it I sure hope it simply isn t getting enough power from the bus like the but why would they be THAT different they are literally the same HD just a different capacity Or perhaps different file systems Also I put the GB that had no OS on it into the laptop and not surprisingly the exact same thing occured So either there is a problem with the BIOS or the OS right But why can t I access the from the SAS to USB connector That fact right there is very disconcerting If there is any other information you need please let me know ASAP Thanks in advance for your help P S This netbook has no CD DVD drive Yes I know this is a huge disadvantage just reinstall Windows boot from CD I wish

A:Netbook Will Not Boot After Infection With AntiMalWare Doctor and Friends

do you open T6 screw in your laptop or on you hardrive???I think its a rare thing that laptop use T6 screw...but hardrive is often use T6 screw...if you open the screw without knowing anything and the will fry your hardrive...
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i had the partitions setup before installing any os's:

winxp installed to ntfs partition (1)
eeebuntu installed to ext3 partition (2)
leftover partition is fat32 for shared data

i installed win & eeebuntu thru usb drives, then had to repair grub so ubuntu would boot.

now everything works but after i choose winxp from the grub bootloader, it takes me to anothermenu that ask me to choose from winxp & win7 rc. i used the same usb stick before to try out win7 but didnt like it on that computer, so went back to xp.

is there any way to get rid of that 2nd menu so it just goes straight to xp?

A:dual boot winxp & eeebuntu on netbook, issues with xp can probably use EasyBCD to remove the Win 7 bootloader files from XP (install EasyBCD in XP, read instructions). used it for this purpose (to remove Win 7 beta boot files) eariler this year.Louis
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hi, if I'm posting this under the wrong area please let me know what the correct area is.
My gateway ec1440u won't boot. all that comes on is a red light on the power button it self. and when I turn it on nothing happens I know the details are vague but I just want to make sure I'm even posting this under the right area.
Thank you

A:Gateway EC1440U netbook wont boot red light

Try removing battery and a/c adapter, hold power button 30 seconds, plug back in charger to see if it will start. If not plug back in battery. Are there any signs of life at all - fan noise, LED lights, etc?

If this fails, carefully remove the RAM sticks after doing the above steps again with no power to PC. YOu may be able to google your exact model + RAM upgrade video to see how RAM is accessed and removed. Then power up without RAM to see if you get beeps. If so then the mobo is alive and wants RAM. If not its likely a bad mobo.

If PC is less than a year old its still under factory warranty.
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I need help to install a copy of Windows 7 SP1 x64 on my Netbook/Tablet.

I already managed to disable SECURE BOOT and can choose my USB Device to Boot from, but it will not load even this is a copy which support UEFI Boot which I have tested successfully on my PC. I tried a USB 2.0 and 3.0 Stick und also tried it on both USB Ports on my Netbook (2.0 and 3.0) with no success. Any Ideas?

I also have tried to install it from a running Windows8, but when I chosse the partition to install it to, it says I need a driver for the SD-Host-Controller (deprecated) to continue. But I can't find this driver anywhere... I have tried to use the inf file from Windows8 (sdbus.inf, sdbus.sys, dumpsd.sys) but with no success.

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Basically I have a Gateway netbook -- an LT u I ve been through censored with it I m about to ship it to Texas for repair for the third time but before I did I wanted to post this The main issue I have with it right now is this -- whenever there is an excess amount of programs running if you leave the computer to sit and let the screen turn off and then you go to move the mouse the computer will have difficulty coming back -- it ll be beyond sluggish and somehow the power settings reset by themselves and occasionally the processor speed settings when when screen freezes of processes? and off, up turns a lot are there Netbook will somehow be set to for the minimum and maximum processor speed in the power settings How do I Netbook freezes up when screen turns off, and when there are a lot of processes? fix this Netbook freezes up when screen turns off, and when there are a lot of processes? without just disabling the screen from turning off I think it would also happen even by disabling it too It can t be the wifi card or hardrive as these both have been replaced by Gateway tech and yet the problem still exists Could it be the motherboard or processor Specs Gateway LT u AMD Athlon Processor GHz GB RAM ATI Radeon Graphics card -bit Vista Home Basic nbsp
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I solved the problem.i learned i had to go to control panel then power options then put brightness to the right, it was to the left

A:When I plug in the cord in my Netbook the screen goes black

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Hello and forgive me if this is in the wrong place I recently got a new netbook and have had a problem with it On occasions now during startup I have got a blue screen screen Solved: netbook Blue up start on - new and although only around weeks old Solved: Blue screen on start up - new netbook I have already performed a full restore The netbook in Solved: Blue screen on start up - new netbook question is an aspire one d windows starter not my choice of netbook but neither here nor there Obviously I have programs like adobe up to date but other than using microsoft programs I have only installed avast and firefox Sorry if you need more info but not sure what you d need Any advice or help much appreciated as at this point I don t know if its something covered by warranty Following link above Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version Microsoft Windows Starter Service Pack bit Processor Intel R Atom TM CPU N GHz x Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R Graphics Media Accelerator Series Mb Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Acer JE CT Antivirus avast Antivirus Updated and Enabled nbsp

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I have an Acer AspireOne D150-1322. When the netbook is open less than 45 degrees I can view and work on the computer, but if I open it greater than that the screen starts flashing Grey, White, Red, Green, Blue, and other colors like it's during a screen test.

When I lower the screen to less than 45 degrees it is ok again. If I connect an external monitor to it, the display on the external monitor is fine if I open the netbook all the way, but still flashes different colors on the netbook.

Anyone seen this before?


A:Netbook Screen Not Working When Fully Open

My initial thoughts would be a dodgy connection somewhere. How old is the machine, is it still under warranty at all?

If not, you could always take the screen casing off and check the connections to the screen / inverter board. They are normally just plug in type cables and may have become loose.