Mind Meld

This past week, I took the time to play with my mini netbook.  I was having a problem connecting to the internet with the Windows CE OS.  I did a complete re-install and even installed different bug fixes, but after several hours, I still got:  Page cannot be displayed.

The wireless said that it was connected, but no matter what URL I used, the “page could not be displayed.”

So, I scrambled over the internet and happened upon this youtube video:

Not to mention this video as well:

And then I found


both sites suggested that I go to:

and download the android-ARM-8505-Smartbook zip file

so I did!

At first boot, my screen was dark. No sign of life. I thought…uh oh.

then I tried it again. And it worked. I was able to get webpages, cruise the internet, find stuff, it was amazing!

so then I decided that I wanted MORE! I found this other website that allows freeware of android apps:

First, I had to download the Apps Installer so that I could download other apps.

But, nothing happened.
I found out that the SD card that I downloaded the version of Android on had to be re-formatted to FAT32 and placed into the card reader of the mini notebook, reboot the computer so that it sees the card, and then download the APP Installer. The SD card must be in the notebook all the time. Now, I do get some errors when I try to download a few apps, but I guess I didn’t really need those anyway!

After that—smooth sailing…I have so many apps now, I am just loving it!

totally cool!

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23 Comments so far

  1.    Frederick on Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:37 pm      Reply

    Hello !
    I have same problem, android installation doesn’t start when i plug my SD card !!?
    I have formatted my SD extract to SD (script…)
    Then when i plug my SD card into SD netbook reader and turn on button it sill stay on a black screen with Smart Book !!?
    Please help me…

    •    Miss P on Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:51 pm      Reply

      I believe you are still missing an important step. You need to make sure that the device knows to reboot from the SD card…So according to They recommend pressing the F2, F10, or any other key to bring up the boot option menu.

      •    Frederick on Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:20 pm      Reply

        Thanks to answer me :) I have already pressed on any keys but i don’t have any boot menu :(
        When i start computer i had try many times to press all keys but none effects…

        •    Miss P on Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:44 pm      Reply

          I am curious as to which OS you downloaded…did you read all 8 posts on installing the OS? Because there have been numerous updates to the Android OS, and I am not sure what netbook, or laptop you are using, or the original OS you started with.

          Please read through the posts.
          Here are two other bloggers to check out:

          I hope these help!

          •    Frederick on Sunday, March 23, 2014 3:45 pm      

            I had download Android 1.6 and when i extract zip files i have a script on sd card. Otherwise i have win ce on My note book.I have a noname 7″ chinese note book bought on eBay.
            I hope you ll find an issue to my problem ;-)

          •    Frederick on Sunday, March 23, 2014 5:02 pm      

            Jen could you help me ? I’ve try to download file on tails92.sepwich.com…
            But file doesn’t exist… ?
            Could you tell me what to do step by step pls.

  2.    samarth on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5:20 am      Reply

    what button should i press for boot menu in netbook laptop? plz tell the answer.

  3.    naresh on Friday, March 8, 2013 4:36 am      Reply

    plz tell me the button which should i press for boot menu…

  4.    Shawn on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:35 pm      Reply

    The link in the video no longer has the files needed. : (

  5.    Anonymous on Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:59 pm      Reply
    •    Miss P on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:03 pm      Reply

      A tus órdenes. Coloque la tarjeta en un ordenador y abrir “Mi PC”, haga clic derecho en la unidad que indica la tarjeta y seleccione “formato”.

  6.    rajesh on Monday, June 25, 2012 4:24 am      Reply

    hi frnds,

    if you r not download the file

    use this link


    •    Miss P on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:31 pm      Reply

      Thanks, Rajesh for the link to other Android downloads.

    •    dziugas on Sunday, August 4, 2013 8:03 am      Reply

      thanks tha work fully

  7.    Meggy on Friday, February 3, 2012 8:36 am      Reply

    I’ve got the same problem. After removing the SD card, the screen is dark. No reaction. I tried 4-5 times, but nothing happened. What should I do?

    •    Miss P on Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:51 pm      Reply

      Meg…have you tried re-formatting the SDcard AFTER you installed the software? How many times did you reboot? This matters. Also, don’t forget to REFORMAT the SDCard to FAT32 and make sure it is in the slot BEFORE booting your netbook, otherwise it will not work.

  8.    Atul K on Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:23 pm      Reply

    any fix for that I mean…. :D

  9.    Atul K on Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:17 pm      Reply

    hi I got Android to work but the touch pad doesnt work and fix for that?

  10.    vikram on Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:15 am      Reply

    i have installed android
    after it says remove the sd card to reboot
    but it shows black screen




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