Question about Panasonic Toughbook CF-27 Notebook
PURCHASED AT AUCTION WAS IN PATROL CARS HARD DRIVE REMOVED HAVE 6 I PURCHASHED .BOUGHT A 2.5 HARD DRIVE TRYING TO FIQIURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT HAS PASSWORD PROTECTION CANT GET PASSED
>> operating system not found
Good. It means that the hard-drive was recognized, but that it failed to find the "boot-sectors" on the hard-drive.
Insert a Windows 98 or 2000 or XP or Vista CD-ROM,
disconnect the hard-drive, and reboot. Does it start to "boot" from the CD-ROM? If so, that's good.
As a "counter-theft" measure, most laptops do *NOT* have removable CMOS-batteries (unlike desktops). So, a stolen laptop with a power-on password cannot be "defeated" by removing the CMOS battery.
So, if you bought it from the police, show the laptop to an officer, and ask them what password he/she used when he/she used the laptop.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
Hi, came across this post as I was looking for drivers for my friends CF-27EB.. I'd wiped the drive to upgrade it to 2000 r XP. after wipeing the drive it would not find the cd drive,windows does not recognise the usb cd driver that comes with it.to make a long story short, after trying several work arounds I was able to xcopy to the drive useing a usb to ide adapter. Kinda worked, hence me here looking for drivers. While takeing a break from looking I relised the usb adapter would work with one of the cd/dvd players in my tower, worked!I To do this you'll need boot disks as it won't find the cd drive tll windows generic drivers are loaded. if you can't make your own you can find the at allboot, from 95 to XP. I used the XP disks, takes 6 floppies. Got XP on the CF-27EB. now if I can just get it to turn on the wireless card!! lol
Good luck all!
P.S. the usb cd drive that came with it is a TEAC 224( according to teac's lists of drivers it was oridgenaly ment for dell comps.)
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
I think you mean the bios is password protected, if thats the case you have to remove the little (watch) cmos battery if it has one.
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
DO U MEAN THE HARD DRIVE HAS PASSWORD PROTECTION???
Posted on Oct 21, 2007
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