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Thu 09/12/04 at 12:18
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Hey,
I have a laptop and I would like to get it to boot from CD. When I go into the bios its says that there is no CD-Rom Drive therefore not allowing me to set it as a boot option. Do you know of anyway i could boot from CD?
Thanks,
James
Sun 12/12/04 at 12:11
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I didn't buy it from T___ I bought it off eBay, so I dont have a manual.
Despite it being Time it actually isnt a bad laptop, does what I need it to most of the time and its mine, I can do what I want to it. I only really use it for programming apps.
Sun 12/12/04 at 11:46
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"Captain to you."
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My toshiba laptop has a little start up screen where the info about cpu and ram would be on start up it just says press F5. You had a look through your manual? Or e-mail T--- (hahahaha) and ask them.
Sun 12/12/04 at 11:39
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Posts: 5,323
Ohhh, im gonna try that out.
Very helpful.
Thankyou.

P.S I am not going to tell you the make of my laptop, it is too embarrassing, heres a hint:
A clock is used to find out the T___

:D
Sat 11/12/04 at 14:57
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"Freeola Support"
Posts: 700
What type of laptop is it?
Its normally not straight forward although Google Answers has said this [URL]http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=23249[/URL]
This may be also useful [URL]http://www.expnet.com/know.nsf/0/721b2f5376551f368525680b005292b8?OpenDocument[/URL] or [URL]http://www.computing.net/dos/wwwboard/forum/14331.html[/URL]
Fri 10/12/04 at 17:23
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I can't borrow an external CD-Rom unfortunately. I think that my laptop is thinking it has an external CD-Rom when it is internal. Its not something that I find frustrating because I can easily format and re-install my OS easily enough different ways, its just that I have found a recovery CD that has ME and about 200 worth of decent software on and I was thinking of upgrading to XP after a full recovery. I'll have a tinker with the BIOS later, but its not too important, just something that bugs me from time to time.
Thu 09/12/04 at 13:48
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"The mighty GE90-115"
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I remember the vicious circle of trying to install windows from an external CD drive, it would start installing, request a mid install restart, then loose the external drive drivers and crash. Many hours of config.sys and autoexec.bat editing sorted it eventually. That was a while a go though.
Thu 09/12/04 at 12:48
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"Lisan al-Gaib"
Posts: 7,093
On a laptop? phoo, good luck.

The problems I had was that a PCMCIA interface wouldn't be recognised in DOS. Hours of frustraty fun.
Thu 09/12/04 at 12:22
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Borrow or use an external CD drive, and select the external drive option (or similar) from the BIOS.
Thu 09/12/04 at 12:20
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"Pouch Ape"
Posts: 14,499
I had this problem and my girlfriend's Dad sorted it. He's at a funeral today...hang on I'll give him a ring.
Thu 09/12/04 at 12:18
Regular
Posts: 5,323
Hey,
I have a laptop and I would like to get it to boot from CD. When I go into the bios its says that there is no CD-Rom Drive therefore not allowing me to set it as a boot option. Do you know of anyway i could boot from CD?
Thanks,
James

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