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Loading OS I just received a Portege 3500, and need to wipe the HD and install a new copy of the OS. I plugged my external USB DVD-RW but can't get it to boot from the drive. How can I get to the BIOS or get it to recognize that the drive is attached. Thanks, John

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Loading OS I just received a Portege 3500, and need to wipe the HD and install a new copy of the OS. I plugged my external USB DVD-RW but can't get it to boot from the drive. How can I get to the BIOS or get it to recognize that the drive is attached. Thanks, John

Cannot boot from External deviceCheck out this link. This should resolve your issue.Regards
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I have a HP TC4400 Tablet - no disc drive - Am trying to boot from a usb flash drive - but boot device menu only has one option - Notebook Hard Drive - in Bios under system config I do have Multi-Boot Enabled - How can I get it to recognize the Flash drive (that contains the boot CD info...

Make sure you are running the latest BIOS for the tc4400.Depending you how old your usb drive, it may not be bootable. Most of the latest brand name usb drives can boot (e.g: SanDisk, Kingston etc..) and be detected in the BIOS.Also check that USB support is not disabled in the BIOS
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We understand that your problem is: Hi please help me i dont know what to do i purchased a used compac tc1000 tablet pc on ebay for college and It had ubuntu installed on it and not windows xp it did come with the 3 windows recovery disk but when i put them in the portable usb cdrom drive it pulls it up in file browser and wont run it. I thought it was becuase of the ubuntu operating system they put on it so i tried deleteing it and when it boots up it still says ubuntu but when it boots and im on the home page there are no longer the top and bottom menu bars on there where you access the menu, applications, wifi, turnoff or restart options all thats gone!! I cant get the windows xp disk to run please help me i dont know what to do i just spent all this money on this thing for school and now i cant even use it. . Remember i do have the 3 original restore/recovery windows xp disks everytime i put it in the usb cdrom drive it takes me to file browser with the restore folder but it wont run the restore process

Hi First you need to make the USB CD-rom Drive as the first boot device by going to BIOS setup by tapping F2 when the system turns ON , after changing the boot order insert the first disc and restart the computer it should run from the disc.
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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 brokenBurn a Live CD bootdisk of some linux distributionliek 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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This is a easy fix all you need is a windows xp installation disk.what you do is put the disk in and boot off of the cd option.if you need help with the xp cd installation i can write up a guide for you.also is the first harddrive new or came with the comp.if it is a new harddrive it might not have a operating system on me if you have anymore qeustions or you want the guide.i can even make a video for you but it probably won't be good quality.
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Hi my son was playing with my tosh sat u200 it wont let me reboot or on to the internet the disc drive wont work at all the drive was uj 842 wich he pulled right out leaving the caddy still in place & i got hold of a uj 852 new to try can youhelp please ?//// many thanks from len
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Boot pxe e61 media test failure check cable my tablet started making some weird noise (I thought the fan may be going out), the system crashed and when I tried to turn it back on, I get the following message: IDE #0 ERROR Intel(R) Boot Agent FE v.4.1.10 Copyright (C) 1997-2003, Intel Corporation PXE-E61: Media test failiure, check cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent. Insert system disk in drive. Press any key when ready ... Trying to avoid the system disk, worried I might lose info since my last backup a couple of days ago.

Sounds like hard disk faliure, suggest getting a new hard disk or perhaps attempt a system reinstall. Its not the fan but the hard disk.Geoff
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I'm trying to reinstall XP on my sisters viewsonic V1250s and I cant get it to load. I have the recovery cd's and an external cd drive. Her roomate put linux on it and jacked it up. I put in a new HDD and when I try to load XP from the recovery disks i get a blue screen of death telling me to check the disk or that it has a virus when I try using an external cd drive to load it. I tried loading dos 7.1 and then copying the I386 folder but cant get windows to load that way either. Why this didnt have an internal cd drive built in is beyond me. And why send recovery CD's if they wont load on it? I really need help getting this back up. I need to know how to load the recovery cds on this, and how to get the laptop to boot from the CD. Many thanks for any help

Hello, first of all, the XP media has to be "bootable". Now, you will have to format the hdd so that the Linux partition can be deleted. When this is completed, recreate the partition, generally XP will do this for you, try booting with the restore cd's again and it should work, start the install....cheers
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