Question about Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504 Notebook
I have the infamous Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504 without a working CD-rom. I want to reboot the HD with the same OS, Windows XP. Am I able to do this with a USB drive? IF not is it possible? I am up for all options. Thanks! Hope to hear from you!.
First these laptops are what is called "Legacy Free", meaning there is no BIOS, at all, ever, for all time, not gonna be there.
Second, the Floppy option is referring to any supported USB Floppy drive. If you have one great, if not this will be more difficult.
NOTE**** - If at any point you do not know what I'm referring to, please do not attempt this, you will likely render your HDD useless.
If you have the Floppy on USB, then you will need the XP setup on Floppy Disk and there are alot of disks, and from my own experience so far, No, a USB flash drive will not work, I even tried an emulator which formatted it as a floppy disk.
If you do not have a floppy, then you will need to remove the harddrive and connect it via an external USB drive cage to another pc, create two partitions, one for your OEM OS disc, the other for the installation. Obviously your OEM OS Disc is not all that large, only partition what it needs, and make sure you make it a bootable partition. For XP you will also need the SATA drivers for the hard drive as XP does not have them included in the setup disc. If you do not have these, you will need to find them or just stop here, because you can go no further.
This is one of the biggest drawbacks of a "Legacy Free" system, you cannot change the SATA operation in BIOS like most other pc's. The system configuration is done through a windows utility from Toshiba.
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
Are you saying you want to re-install XP on the hard drive? If the 5005 has the same bios as 90% of the Toshibas out there, "usb devices, or usb rom" should be one of the options in the boot order in the bios. It's a bit different tho, in that if you press F12 for temp boot order, it seems as if it doesn't do anything, but in fact, the icons across the lower 1/3 of the screen are your boot options; just move the highlight to the desired icon. Good luck. BTW, what's made these "infamous"?
Are you saying you want to re-install XP on the hard drive? If the 5005 has the same bios as 90% of the Toshibas out there, "usb devices, or usb rom" should be one of the options in the boot order in the bios. It's a bit different tho, in that if you press F12 for temp boot order, it seems as if it doesn't do anything, but in fact, the icons across the lower 1/3 of the screen are your boot options; just move the highlight to the desired icon.
BTW, what's made these "infamous"?
Posted on Oct 14, 2007
If you find anything worth doing let me know im haveing a more complicared problem ....... ive lost all my disk i got with my toshiba satellite and it is causing me serious problems when it comes to reformatting my computer is there any other way to do this that dosnt involve the disk that came with it????
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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