Netbooks or subnotebooks are very small, inexpensive, minimal notebook or laptop PCs

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Reset the BIOS password on a Advent 4211 Netbook

How do I reset the BIOS password of an Advent 4211 netbook? I'm hoping for a software solution to remove the password or find out what it is or even change it. It's my laptop but I can't remember ...
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Create netbook recovery image without DVD burner (virtual burner?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a free or open-source burner emulator I have a new Acer Aspire One which is asking to create a recovery DVD. It doesn't have a built in burner, and I don't ...
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Windows XP: Cannot activate East Asian language support

I want to install the files for supporting East Asian languages on Windows XP, which is usually possible through the regional and language options. However, the relevant checkbox (see below) is ...
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Screen for a MacBook, PC netbook and a Wii

At home we're in need of a new screen to which I could hook my macbook and my girlfriends netbook, but I'd also like to use the screen for my Wii. The netbook is an asus (not sure about the exact ...
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Net book with Windows 7 or its compatibility primarily for iTunes

Which is the best net book, that is compatible with Windows7. Better if it is shipped pre installed with Windows 7. A little backgroud: My primary system always runs Ubuntu (and I love it). It has ...
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Touch pad not working on netbook

My girlfriend recently purchased a netbook. Now here touchpad doesn't click when tapped or pinch-zoom any more. I'm away for a few months so I can't diagnose on site. Does anyone have any ideas what ...
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How to install (to disk) ChromeOS?

I have a HP Mini laptop that I wish to install ChromeOS. I used hexxen's lime build as my laptop's wireless was not supported by vanilla, and I used a USB stick. It works fine, but I can't figure out ...
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How to fix Asus Eee PC 900 startup issues after failure?

My Asus Eee PC 900 shows no signs of life. I push the power button and get no response from anything. No lights, no power, no boot-up screen. It has been like this since I received it from a ...
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Reasons for typing lag on a netbook

We purchased a netbook for my wife who uses it mostly for web browsing and some light word processing. We added another gig of RAM for a total of 2GB. However, it is still slow in the sense that ...
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NetBook's system recovery related to saving data

When I try to boot my net book Eee goes into windows pre instalation environment and gives a message that I may lose all my data during recovery. It suggests to back up data before recovery. I can not ...
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Very Low Sound from speakers, None from headphones on Toshiba NB305 netbook

Have been using the laptop for about a year. NB305 has very poor speakers out of the box. But the volume was audible for all practical purposes. I used the headphones when listening to songs or ...
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Reset Aspire One (ZH9) BIOS password

I have an Aspire One (ZH9) with broken hard disk and BIOS password... How can I reset it? I thought about flashing a new BIOS but since I have no operating system... What could I do?
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Asus EeePC 1005PE netbook special partitions (restore and boot booster)

I have an Asus EeePC 1005PE netbook and im planning on doing a massive re-partitioning (going to install Ubuntu, Mint, XP, etc) Ive noticed it has 2 "special" partitions: a 10Gb Fat32 RESTORE hidden ...
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How to change the internal wlan in laptops/netbooks?

as I use mostly linux, I'm trying to customise my netbook and my wlan is my only rock in the path of a fully open source supported netbook ... Plug and play in linux Here's what I need to swap/switch ...
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Win/Bios showing wrong RAM in Gateway Netbook?

I've seen similar problems, but this seems slightly unique, maybe... I have a Gateway LT21 netbook, Win7. I've upgraded RAM from 1gb to 2gb. It didn't work. So I updated to the latest Bios 1.25, then ...
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Xorg, how to make display resolution larger than physical?

Trying to fit 1024x768 VMWare viewport into 1024x600's netbooks display. Neither the options of allowing VMWare to scale the picture or to set a mythical resolution like 1003x533 for guest, nor using ...
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is it possible to use an unsupported resolution/zoom out/something on a win7 netbook? (sw/hw)

I have a netbook with windows 7 and a max. resolution of 1024x600. This resolution is usually insufficent to display correctly my programs. Do you know of any type of software to zoom out the screen, ...
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Netbook doesn't see wifi network

I have a big problem with my girlfriend's netbook (asus eeepc 1008). It doesn't see any wifi network. I'm explaining the problem: The pc use windows 7 starter The wifi card is activate, I update ...
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Netbooks/Notebooks without cam?

Where I work, I'm not allowed to have cameras or any devices with cameras, so I wonder if there're any netbooks (preferably) or notebooks available without cameras? I searched a lot but couldn't find ...
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What OS for Eee PC?

I've just bought new Eee PC 1005 (with Atom N450, 250GB and 2GB memory) without any pre-installed system. Now I'd like to install windows and linux distribution on in. What should I choose ? I am a ...
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samsung netbook OS for clean install

I recently had a problem with a corrupted registry on a samsung N120. When all else failed i reformatted the drive. However having bought the machine with windows home ed pre-installed, I didn't ...
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Cannot access/unlock top panel in Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition)

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition) on my NC10 netbook and now I can't seem to access/unlock the top panel and add/delete programs. Right clicking doesn't bring up the options to let ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 is not starting on netbook

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 onto my external hard drive cause it's cool to be able to borrow a friend's laptop and be able to have my entire system. It works on the 2 systems i tested it on: my desktop ...
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Adjusting wallpaper to make it fit netbook screen in Windows 7 Starter

I have a netbook with Windows 7 Starter. I was trying to change the wallpaper, and found an application (John's Background Switcher) which said that I can make slideshows of themes - I assume similar ...
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Need a better Internet browser for Windows CE netbook

I just got a Windows CE 5.0 netbook (shown below). Despite being cheap I thought I could get somewhere with it. Are there any Internet browsers I can download? I know regular Firefox and Internet ...
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What is the fastest drive with a ZIF interface?

I'm shopping around for a new drive to replace the SSD in my Aspire One netbook. Looking at reviews and quick write ups it would appear that the fastest drives are only reading at ~ 80 to 85MB/s and ...
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Event Viewer: atapi errors

Specs for Samsung N120 Netbook Atom N270 @ 1.60 GHz / 160 GB IDE HDD / 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 RAM / Windows XP Home SP3 So I'm still getting some atapi errors in my Event Viewer. Here are two atapi ...
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HP Mini 210 -> No wireless networks detected after installing Windows 7 Enterprise

What could possibly going wrong here? I recently acquired an HP Mini 210 with Windows 7 Starter. Since I have a licensed enterprise edition, I formatted the machine and put enterprise on it. Then, I ...
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Can Kaspersky Rescue My Netbook?

My cute little pink netbook has apparently contracted something terrible from one of those foreign hooker websites. I would like to use the Kaspersky Rescue CD to attempt to save it instead of wiping ...
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3G Data Usage utility for a netbook?

I infrequently browse on my netbook via my 3G cell/mobile phone. The data becomes EXORBITANTLY expensive once I've gone over my cap. AND the telco's online usage meter can be up to 2 days out of ...
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Backing up the OS from a netbook?

I'm looking at getting a netbook but I see that they don't come with the OS on cd/dvd. Is there a way for me to make a "backup" of the default install in case I get a virus or HD wipe and need to ...
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Aspire One beep codes

We have an Acer Aspire One laptop that just got a drink spilled completely all over it. We got it vacuumed out mostly with a wet/dry shopvac. Now when booted up, I see the first BIOS screen (and can ...
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battery meter problem with Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate RTM on an ASUS N10E notebook. The native driver detection went very well, except for the fact that it does not recognize the state of the battery charge. The tray icon ...
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Touchpad click dosnt work in Ubuntu Netbook Remix

I have a MSI Wind U100+ Netbook that is duel booted with Windows XP and Ubuntu Netbook Remix. For version: cat /etc/issue gives: Ubuntu karmic (development branch) \n \l uname -r gives: ...
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What netbooks will a PixelQi 10.1" 1280x800 epaper display work with?

How, without buying the netbook in question, can I determine whether a netbook will be compatible with aftermarket installation of a 10.1" 1280x800 (not the usual 1024x600 which can have the same ...
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Contradictory RAM clock speeds

I have a Asus U32U Rx012D. Here is the relevant specification : Memory : DDR3 1333/1066 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 GB SDRAM *1 My processor is an E450 which means DDR3 ...
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Can see open network in XP , but not connect. Only happened since arriving in Australia(!?) with multiple devices

I've had a netbook for a couple of years, while travelling, and it's fantastic. Little XP Asus netbook. Never had problems. However since arriving in Australia (Melbourne) I've run into a couple of ...
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How do I know the manufacturer of my netbook's wireless adapter if it is not showed on its properties? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding Ethernet/Network Controller vendor/model when driver not installed NOTE: This question has already been answered and the problem has been fixed. I don't know how ...
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I'm having an issue running a simple program with Eclipse on my 1 gb netbook? [closed]

Before purchasing the netbook, I was told it would be enough for Eclipse, but it is not working. I'm not seeing any console window at all. Do you know what the problem is?
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troubleshooting steps for nonworking netbook

I've got an old Acer AspireOne that's been sitting around with a power connector issue for a couple of years. I finally bought a new whip for it and now it's got power, but the netbook itself won't ...
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Tweaking a netbook's default resolution

I have come across many online guides that enable tweaking the netbooks default 1024 × 600 resolution settings, either via registry or display properties to enable higher resolutions. Is that truly ...
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Hotel - Can connect to network but not internet

I have an annoying problem with my netbook. It's a Toshiba NB525. My laptop can access the internet and connect wirelessly at home. I'm currently staying at a hotel. I can detect and connect to ...
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Acer Aspire One is making noises inside the case

My Acer Aspire One has been making some funny noises for about an hour from the center of the case. Some sound clips: Long w/ beeps Short w/o beeps These were recorded with the built-in microphone. ...
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HP Netbook - Cracked screen, accessing bios, external monitor?

I have an HP netbook with a cracked screen. It boots into Windows fine. I am using an external monitor. I need to access the bios but the netbook doesn't post to the monitor until the welcome screen ...
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Netbook randomly shutting down or restarting [closed]

Machine: Asus EEE 1201N netbook / Windows 7 32bit At first I thought it was my video drivers/codecs because it would only happen while playing a video (streaming, off hdd, whichever. and at random ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu

I used a live CD to install Ubuntu 10.10 on my HP Netbook (Mini Atom 1GHz CPU). I booted it up and then upgraded it to 11.04 Natty Narwhal. From the below I assume it got hacked, so how do I securely ...
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Need files to USB boot into my Netbook

I have limited use of a computer at the library. I need to download the files that will allow my USB drive to be bootable to fix my broken Netbook - Aspire One which will not boot. I know how to set ...
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xandros-explorer (Xandros File Manager) custom menu items

Is there any way to get custom menu item in right-click, instruments or at least hotkey that will run specific program for a selected filesystem item or current folder (like open terminal by Ctrl+T)? ...
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Can I run Linux on the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless, with a built-in 3G modem, and connect using the built in modem?

Recently I purchases the HP Mini from Verizon Wireless. It runs on the Intel Atom processor and came with Windows 7 Starter Edition, which is quite possibly the worst and most restrictive OS I have ...
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Boxee is very choppy on TV

Just got an HP Mini 311 and decided to try out Boxee. Hooked it up to the TV and attempted to watch the TV show 'Psych'. It said it was using USA as the source. Video was very very choppy, ...