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Bootable cd / dvd

Hi, Does anyone know which cd / dvd drives I can use to boot this machine for a new windows installation? My USB 2.0 dvd r/w wont do it. Can I use any PCMCIA drive??
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Need to purchase from toshiba the pcmcia cd-rom

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One possible way around is to copy the entire cd (make a new folder named "CD COPY" or similar) to your hard drive (assuming you have enough space...about 800 Mb), then run the install from setup.exe from the hard drive, then delete the copy (to make room) when you are done.

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Forgot windows login password


Hi, there. This all-in-one password recovery software will surely help you out. It is capable of resetting forgotten Windows Administrator login password, and recovering lost password for multiple web browsers, mail clients, FTP clients, chat messengers etc. Next time better make a password recovery CD and put it in safe place. best regards.

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Hi, 1. How to transfer/copy bootable XP files onto SD card and then boot up Toshiba Portege M205 from the SD card? 2. Is it possible to made an image of my Windows XP CD on SD card? Regards Tad


Requirements

  • PC running Windows XP/2000 with a CD/DVD burner.
  • USB Flashdrive (Or some way to transfer files to the 3epc once Windows is installed)
  • SD Card, a fast SDHC is recommended of at least 2GB.
  • XP3eSD Utility
  • Hitachi Microdrive Filter Drivers
  • Partedmagic (or another bootable CD with disk cloning software)
  • Windows XP CD (SP2 Only Tested, may work with others)
  • Asus Eee PC (Of course!!)
Instructions:
  1. Copy all files from your XP Install CD to a folder on your Hard Drive
  2. Download the XP3eSD utility and run it to create a new install CD capable of installing Windows to boot off the SD card reader
  3. Boot your 3epc from the CD made in step 2
  4. Install Windows onto a FAT partition, deleting all the existing partitions
  5. When windows boots for the first time turn off the swap file, system restore, and the screensaver.
  6. Then stick your USB thumb drive into the EEE with the Hitachi Microdrive Filter.
  7. Next copy the files from your thumb drive to the desktop and then properly remove the thumb drive.
  8. Unzip the microdrive files to a folder on the desktop. And Insert your SDHC Card into the EEE.
  9. You need to then Hit Start go to run, and type regedit. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USBSTOR\
    Inside that you should find a directory called something like Disk&Ven_USB2.0&Prod_CardReader_SD0&Rev_0100. Open it. Inside that you should find another directory wich is just a bunch of numbers. Open it. In the right pane you should see a key called "Hardware ID" Right click on it, and select modify. It should list about 7 lines of text. Copy ONLY the first line to the clipboard. Hit cancel, close regedit.
  10. Open cfadisk.inf in the directory you unzipped the microdrive filter to. Edit the section called [cfadisk_device] so that rather than containing 11 lines, just have one line. The line begins with: %MicroDrive_devdesc% = cfadisk_install,
    After the comma, hit ctrl V to paste what you coppied from the registry into the file then save the file.
  11. Go to Device manager. Under disk drives, you should see SiliconMotion and USB2.0 Card Reader. Right click on the card reader and click update driver. Direct the driver updater window to the Hitachi driver you just edited. It won't detect the driver automatically, you have to specifty that your supplying the disk for the hardware and force it to use the driver.
  12. Reboot using the Partedmagic CD or USB Flashdrive, Download it here
  13. Create a FAT32 partition on the SD card, same size as the one on the SSD in your 3epc
  14. Use 'fdisk -l' to find out the partition names of your SSD and SD.
  15. Type this command into a prompt: 'dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1' When it finishes (it will take some time) type this command: 'dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1' (Note: If fdisk reported your SSD and SD as different than sda and sdb respectively, you must change that in the dd commands, if unsure ask in the support forums)
  16. When it finishes the task is complete, reboot and select to boot from the card reader
  17. Re-image the SSD of your 3epc with your restore DVD or USB.

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My lenovo G450 is not installing windows 7 ultimate.I had windows xp and vista but cd is not taken on boot up although the cd is bootable and i have installed 7 on my desktop but not taking on lenovo G450....


Hello,
The Lenovo G450 is quite compatible for Windows 7, there could be following reasons:-
1. The CD/DVD Drive may not catch the CD/DVD becuase of lens may gone dusty, clean the lens. 2. DVD/CD may be damaged due to scratches, try another CD/DVD 3. Check the Boot options from BIOS, it must be CD/DVD on first boot
Good luck, and do rate the solution if got help

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Hi .I am trying to Install WIN 7 on LE1600 from the USB (Enabled with Bootable Win7).I am able to boot from the USB but stucking at giving the Inputs for Regional seting at Installtion as the KEYBoard is...


As far as I am aware windows 7 has not been confirmed for tablets or win CE platform type devices

Check you manuals and any Cd's that came with the 1600 and see if there is some form of reset or original system restore ability.

Microsoft has a win7 compatibility check utility anyone wishing to try win 7 on these types of device is recommended to use that first to identify potential issues.

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HOW TO INSTALL WINDONS XP PRO ON TOUGHBOOK CF-18


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Install new os on motion le 1600


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I used a Phillips drive, with external power supply, to restore to factory settings using their restore CDs. I also installed Windows Vista Ultimate from DVD, without issues :)

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Boot up problem


NOTE: Ususally when computers DO NOT find any startup information on the SELECTED DRIVE (like when you click a key) it goes to the default drive.
WHICH IS YOUR HARD DRIVE.
Meaning it is probably your Harddrive is broken, or your connection from hard drive to motherboard is broken

Burn a Live CD bootdisk of some linux distribution
liek Slax, google it.
Burn it to a bootable CD and put it into your drive, then select to boot from it.
If it boots only using your CD ROM drive, if that works then its probably not your BIOS/rest of computer, which is good.

And while in the live cd, you can see your harddrive and see files, that means its not broken its just your connection to it....either way im guessing youll have to send it in.

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Recovery Problems


The Tablets can be quite difficult to perform a reimage or recovery on as most bios versions on them do not recognise a USB device as bootable.

My recommendation would be to obtain a Bootable Floppy disk that contains an imaging program. (GHOST. Powerquest etc).

From here you may have 2 options available to you.
1. Attempt to recover using the hidden partition on your hard drive.

2. Recover from an image located via the network. You will need to ensure that a driver for your network card is also bundled into this install. Once this boothdisk has been created you will need to create a "shared folder" on another PC which contains the image you require. Once the bootdisk has loaded point yourself to the shared folder.

Lastly - You may be able to find an updated bios version that allows boot from USB device.

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Can't install xp - freezes


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Ask for one or use a HD 3,5" USB drive, open de HD USB disconect the HD and conect a CD drive, it will work like a CD USB drive.

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