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So my friend gave me an ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD with a BOOTMGR error to fix. I said that I'll just re-install windows, and it will be fine. But, I've tried to install it for a few times now, and it fails every time. It gives the following error:

The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.

The netbook has a BIOS password (?), which no-one know, but when I just press enter, it will go trough it.

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Have you tried jumping it? –  soandos Aug 3 '12 at 17:37
    
There's probably a way to reset the BIOS password. Check the manufacturer's website, computer users manual if you have one, or searching online. –  martineau Aug 3 '12 at 17:44
    
I know, by taking the battery off, and pressing the power button for 25s, it should reset the password, but it hasn't done anything. –  user149961 Aug 3 '12 at 17:59
    
@soandos Jumping? –  user149961 Aug 3 '12 at 18:18
    
There is usually a jumper gate that can be used to reset the BIOS password –  soandos Aug 3 '12 at 18:20

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A year later, I finally got to know what was wrong with it.

The HDD was breaking apart, but I managed to install Ubuntu on it, and it worked for a couple months. However, I got it back a few weeks ago for reinstalling, and then I noticed that it didn't boot, because S.M.A.R.T was almost yelling at me to change the HDD.

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