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install XP, no cd drive, cant boot usb.

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by firefoxx04, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. firefoxx04

    firefoxx04 Member

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    so i have an old dell laptop.

    i need to run xp on it.. ME is way to crappy for me. The laptop wont boot to usb, has no floppy drive, no cd drive. I cant figure out how to do a network boot

    is there a way i can hook the internal lappy harddrive up in my desktop and partition it to boot to a linux distro that will let me boot the laptop to a usb stick with a windows installer on it?

    i could even get away with running ubuntu on it i guess. dosnt really matter.. its only purpose is to run a program called "tuner studio" and they have a linux version.
     
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    Your best is probably just take the hard drive out connect it to another computer then boot live cd or xp install and format and choose your hard drive you connected.
     
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    My desktop is running an ECS board with a amd quad core.. completely different than the dell with its old single core intel. this WOULD work if i did a repair install on the dell afterwords but i simply cant... no cd drive.

    unless i can do the repair install from a usb somehow?

    im thinking getting a boot loader to run on the drive is the best bet, just dont know how to go about it.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    what is the make & model# of the dell laptop?
     
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    You stated it wont boot from usb, why don't you give me your make and model and we can go from there.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    jt141990, what did i post before you just did now?
     
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    its a dell laditude LS

    the service tag is FB63A

    hopefully we can figure something out

    remember, it has no floppy drive, no usb booting, no cd drive..
     
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    look at the time difference, I was in the middle of doing other things so I had started replying before your post was even there.
     
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    It looks like you have two options, either use a media bay or perform a network install by turning a different computer into a bootp server then let the server manage the install and transfer everything via lan port.

    UPDATE - Found another solution thanks to "will_" at Dell Community forums, it basically goes the same route I was first intending on getting you to go.

    Any of these three options should work, I hope I have helped at least a little if not fixed your problem.
     
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    You can use Easeus todo backup to create an image the software is free & lite

    unsubbed
     
  11. firefoxx04

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    Sorry guys, my main desktop went down so i havnt been able to reply


    Ill try the "dell_" fix and see what i can come up with.
     
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    Looking at the specs on your laptop it looks kind of slow and not much memory to run XP on it. I may be wrong but you can try I guess.

    Service Tag: FB63A Change Service Tag
    System Type: Latitude LS
    Ship Date: 3/14/2000
    Country: United States



    Quantity Parts # Part Description

    1 7344T Assembly,Bezel,Keyboard, Plastic,PIII,LS
    1 1498T ASSY,BASE,PIII,400MHZ,LAT,LS
    1 0923E Kit,Cable,Adapter,Modem, Internal,I7000,United States
    1 103PE Cable,DATA,External,Multi- Media,IDE,WEST
    1 1045D CORD,PWR,110V,6F,AC,3W\3P,US
    1 7535T Assembly,Floppy Drive,1.44M, W/Bay.CS/CSx
    1 9834T Assembly,Adapter,AC,19V,36W, 3 Wire,LS
    1 7804T Keyboard,84,Domestic,Notebook,PIII,LS
    1 5395P DIMM,128,100M,16X64,4K,144
    1 4834T Battery,31WHR,14,8V,6 Cell, Lithium,LS
    1 21NUX Battery,31 Wattage Hour,11,1V 6 Cell,Laser,2nd
    1 43JFR SUBASSY,CD,24X,TSHBA,CLSTCA,CP
    1 1144T Assembly,Carrier,Hard Drive, Notebook,LS
    1 4442U Hard Drive,6.4Gigabyte,Ide, 2.5 Inch Form Factor,9.5MM, IBM-BSCYN2
    1 7044T Printed Wiring Assembly, Interposer,Hard Drive, Notebook,PIII,LS
    1 8801T Kit,Documentation/Diskette, Windows 98,OSR1,English

    That's what Dell shows for the system configuration according to the service tag.
     
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    There was no need to paste all that, he posted his service tag and we all had direct access to all the info we needed. I have gave him, his only 3 solutions.
     
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    I guess only certain people can give their opinions on these forums wihout someone complaining.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    fight children, i hate peace, i like a good rumble. besides i will win & you will loose.
     
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    Loose or lose?
     
  17. jt141990

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    It wasn't your opinion, it was the fact you stated all the specs when there was no need as he provided everything we needed. I do agree though, if you want something more fast but just as stable go with windows 2000 with latest updates (not NT).
     
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    What are you talking about, we just have differences but same views... you have not posted anything helpful, now as a moderator if your going to post make yourself useful at least, gather information and help. That is what forums are for, if you want to argue with people without logic you go to facebook. This is an outreach to the open community for help not a place to egg on arguments or rage.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    jt141990, watch what you say as i've posted a lot more on this site helpful before i was even became a mod then you'll ever post here. i still post to help others while i still police trhis site to get rid of spammers & idiots. are you an idiot i need to get rid of off this site?
     
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    Hey do what you want to do, in the end your the one who's name is up here, and you are the one who is talking the way you talk. Remember you are speaking on behalf of AfterDawn and you are supposed to represent it in a good way. I am here to help people out, and ask questions to areas I have yet to explore. No matter how much you have posted in the past or how helpful you think you where, fact remains comments like this
    reflect a persons true values and character. If you want to ban me then ban me, but I don't think I will be gone that easy over your mistake.

    Now to get back on topic, firefoxx04 did any of the methods I posted resolve your problem, if not give me an insight to what is going on.
     

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