Question about Dell Latitude C400 Notebook
With external usb cd-rom could do nothig cos bios doesnt show it,took out hdd and with external usb connected to another pc,tried to install showing in bios its drive bcant boot from it.
I appreciate your advice.
This is how I did it, you may or may not have the ability. A basic knowledge of Dos is necessary 1) I used another laptop but you could use an adapter to use the hard drive in a regular computer. 2)boot with a windows 98 boot disk, fdisk it to a fat32 partition, make the hard drive a system boot disk (format /s c:) 3) copy the i386 folder and all its contents from a full or full oem (not branded) disk to the laptop drive, also copy smartdrv and highmem.sys from the floppy (speeds thing up dramatically) and create a config.sys file with device=highmem.sys 4)physically install the hard drive back into the C400, boot to dos run smartdrv.exe, then go to the i386 folder and type winnt.exe (enter) wooo should work. MusslaChooda Pakichooda Nathuram Godse
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
I have exactly the same problem. The only way to do this without a docking station, diskette drive is to install a hd with an os already lozaded on it.
There is no bios which supports usb boot devices
Posted on May 10, 2011
Ok this is my prob my c400 is in working condition but when i first got it and boot it up some wack job had a windows 98 on it not it wont read my flash drive,mp3,ethernet or any thing i don know if buying a external cd-rom drive i dont want buy one if its not going to work. can any body i mean anyBODY helllp me. please. thanks in advance
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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