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jjlambeth
07.03.2005, 00:37
Hi
I formatted the drive on this Tecra 520CDT laptop (old I know but I have a use for it), only to discover that it does not seem to want to boot from the CD-Rom drive. I no longer have the interchangeable floppy drive. Any suggestions as to how I could force it to boot from CD-Rom (I have changed boot order in Bios) Windows disks or something else?
Until I can do so, I cannot reinstall an OS.
Alternatively, will any old external floppy drive work, and if so which port? will it boot from parallel port?
Thanks
Jonathan

Ivan25
07.03.2005, 16:15
Hi

Maybe you can try to make BIOS update. It is old machine and it is not easy to say what can be the best solution for your problem. Anyway, with new BIOS version maybe you have more success.

TOK
07.03.2005, 22:59
Hi,

on these "Oldies" you have to create a boot floppy disk with the CD Driver.

Then you must connect the CD and Floppy Drives, have to boot this Floppy disk and C: prompt will be available!

Then when the CD ROM driver was loaded you can start the CD.

It can be that you need the original Toshiba Drives!

Bye TOK

jjlambeth
08.03.2005, 17:39
Thanks for suggestions - unfortunately I don't have the original floppy drive.
There is some kind of port at the rear I assume is for an external floppy.
Thanks
J