Question about Toshiba Portege 3490CT Notebook
I've physically changed the drive but cannot get Windows to load from the CDROM... I've a genuine copy of Windows XP that I want to install, or I could install W2000. I also have W98 + a Windows XP upgrade. Computer originally had W98 loaded. I no longer have the original dsks/CDs.
Will appreciate your advice.
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Do you have the xp cd? basicly you need to make sure that your laptop is starting up from cd first so the setup can start.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
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Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the delete or F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults
after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
if your installation disk is only a service pack 1 or 2 you might need to create an xp sp3 disk
if you have a copy of windows service pack there is a program that allows you add service pack 3 to it so you have a copy of xp sp3
hope this helps
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