One of the rather essential accessories of a netbook without a CD-drive is an external CD-drive that you can connect to a USB-port to boot from.
If if the netbook happens to have Windows Vista or 7 instead of XP, it needs to be a DVD-drive.
My son has a aspire one kav10 netbook which has decided to stop booting up. He has a message that says "windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be cause etc. It tells him to insert disc to repair it. The problem is the netbook doesnt have a cd drive. It also says file: "Boot\BCD and status 0x0000098. Info: The windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid os entry.
Any help would really be appreciated.