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Is posible install windows (Any)from a usb or a crossover cable in a new hdd??? My toshiba don't have any DVD or floppy.

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No, the USB Flash drive probably would not boot. Purchase an external drive and use it to install the OS.

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Bootable device has not been dectected


When the PC cannot see a boot file/disk on either thehard disk or floppy drive it gives an error message "No bootable device. Insert boot disk and press anykey" First thing, check to see if the is a floppy disk inthe floppy drive, if so removes this disk. If there was no disk in the floppy drive then it maybe a hard disk problem.
Check the BIOS to see if the hard disk is detected, if not open the case andre-seat the data cable on the hard drive and also where it connects to themotherboard disk controller.
If it still gives this error message and the BIOS does not detect this harddrive, then the hard drive is probably faulty.
A further check on the hard drive, remove the hard drive and connect it to anUSB hard drive adapter and connect it to a working computer's USB port, if thiscomputer does not detect it as an external storage device then the hard driveis faulty.
To get the computer operating again, install a new hard drive in your computerand then install Windows on this hard drive plus the computer's devicedrivers and your programs.

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Hi i have Toshiba HDD2194, i want to connect it to my PC with USB Cable, please can somebody help me to find which kind of adapter i use ?


OK just go to say, Ebay, or your local PC store, and buy a HDD/DVD, SATA/IDE - USB "Dongle" Pack, they are real inexpensive, simply use the interface that matches your HDD the "Dongle" has BOTH connectors, hook up the Power to the HDD/DVD and hook up to the PC via USB, to the PC, the PC, should "See" the device, and install a "Driver' then it should be available in My Computer, as a normal "Drive".
Example below.

http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-IDE-SATA-S-ATA-2-5-3-5-HD-HDD-Adapter-Cable-/180550148600?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a09a0a1f8

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How to install windows xp on Toshiba Portege 7020? I tried to connect external DVD from usb. I haven't another external cd or dvd. So I decided to remove HDD from notebook and to connect to my desktop, but...


go to bios settings in the desktop motherboard, you can see an option that says SATA NATIVITY support... this option must be disabled inorder to recognize the new HDD from your desktop...

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Can't boot from USB (No CD Drive) for fresh install


Tricky one, ive you have a external usb cdrom drive , maybe, or if you can take hardrive out and set it up on another laptop install your xp and also place copy of all drivers required onto it, then put back into the toshiba., dont know what else could help you here. hope this helps in some way.

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How to install Windows XP onto a newly formatted laptop


put winxp cd in tray
at boot up press F12 - right-arroweto CD icon --> Enter
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you'll probably need a version of winxp that can recognize Sata hdd. or hae sata drivers handy.


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I need to install xp, but I don't have Floppy or DVD. My HDD is virgen. I think may be with USB stick, or usb enclosure, or via crossover cable, or lpt1 cable. I DON'T KNOW!!! Can you help me??? My machine...


Your XP CD should be bootable to begin with.

If the problem is that it is not bootable or that you have a SATA drive and require the SATA drivers for install - you should download a copy of nlite from http://www.nliteos.com/.

Using this point it at your windows xp install files - you can create a bootable CD image to burn or you can slipstream in your SATA drivers so that the install can be done via disc.

Aug 03, 2009 | Toshiba Tecra 750DVD Notebook

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Hi! can you help me with my problem? my toshiba sd-c2502 don't read any disk. when put in a disk it try to read it and when i want to open it tells to enter a disk in. I want to update the firmware of...


One solution would be to go to the manufacturers site and make sure you have the latest firmware update. If your floppy doesn't work, then apparently you are aware of this, and your floppy drive is defective, correct? Moving on then, you can also use a flash drive which are pretty inexpensive right now. It will plug right into your USB port. Another means of getting it into your laptop is to send it to yourself email. Now, if you cannot get passed the need for this to on floppy, then you simply need to get a new floppy drive.

Now, assuming you do indeed have the latest firmware loaded, the problem is the fact of this drive being a bit inferior. It is a dust magnet. Installed in a laptop, it picks up any and every bit of dust that so happens to venture thru.
Solution :. I took the DVD/CD-Rom out, removed the alluminium plate that is held on with 3 little screws and inspected it. I found alittle dust on the DIVERTER(?) mirror/lens. I blew if off, cleaned the primary lens. I reassembled it, put it back in the laptop and now it works fine on ALL CD's. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN CLEANING THE PRIMARY LENS. BE VERY GENTLE. If this fixes your problem and if you can Please pass this on. It saved me ALOT of money. Almost forgot, the ERROR Message that I would get, before I fixed it was "WINDOWS CANNOT READ FROM DISK.THE DISK MIGHT BE CORRUPTED OR IT COULD BE USING A FORMAT THAT IS NOT COMPATABLE WITH WINDOWS. I hope this fixed your problem.

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Portege 3505


pls get ur cdrom service & try again but prior to that pls check ur data cable which is connected to ur pc

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Installation win xp in toshiba sattelite


ok my friend its not that easy but its always possible

fisrt just to know why u r unable to install xp because u have the HARD DISK SATA

and windows xp wont detect it because there are no definitions for SATA HDD.

so what should we do to fix this problem, you will know that by following these steps:

at the begining you need a floppy disk and floppy disk drive (i know thats not available in the new laptops, so u might need to buy one).

ok now we will need to download the SATA definitions from here:
http://www.4shared.com/file/37736514/7da1991f/raid138.html
and save it in the floppy disk (dont forget to unzip the file first).

now lets start the windows installation process (as usual).
u before you get to load the windows file there will be a prompt (in the buttom of the screen) asking you (press F6 if u need to install a third party...........) now press F6 quickly.
you will have a new screen with three options (S= specify, enter= continue or F3= exit).
now lets press S.
you will have a prompt asking you to (insert the labeled disk manufacturer ................).
lets insert the floppy disk now. and press enter
and when its asking you to select definition, select RAID driver.
and when its asking you about windows logo testing press yes.
and after finishing the definition process it will detect the HDD.
now continue installing windows as usual

enjoy XP (i know its a long story but its worth it :)

sure let me know what happened with u and for any other problems plz let me know

cheers

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USB external floppy drive


In windows XP and later the USB mass communication driver are in built, so you can use these devices like USB Floppy drive, USB HDD, Memory card, flash memory etc...

But before windows XP Microsoft did not supply the driver for USB mass storage devices. So, in your case you have to install the Driver for your USB Floppy drive, then you can use this drive as Floppy drive but after complete boot of your Windows 95.

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