My son's Aspire One is critically low on Memory (<100MB). Also, since virtually day one it has run a disk check on startup 8/10 times.. so I'm thinking I should reinstall XP?
It only has the 8GB of onboard memory with a further 8GB on an SSD card.
XP home edition came preinstalled, and the pc was supplied with 2 discs - one labelled "System CD" and the other "MS .. XP Home edition SP3". Niether of these discs autorun so I'm guessing they are not recovery discs.
Additionally, I have an external CD/DVD rewriter that I can use and also a CD for XP Pro (running on my main PC).
So, looking at the various threads, I've tried the ALT F10 thing but that does not respond. Can I reinstall using my XP Pro disc? and if so how do I do that. I'm ok to "clean install" and then reinstall the apps also.