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Thread: Portege M200 will not boot from USB CD-Rom

  1. Portege M200 will not boot from USB CD-Rom
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    i have tried the usual, pressing C, changing boot from Bios and F12 boot from CD-Rom. none seem to work, if anybody has any other suggestions i would be greatful.

  2. Re: Portege M200 will not boot from USB CD-Rom
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    Hello

    Unfortunately I can not help you much about this because I do not have this Portege but I have found interesting info about Portege M200 and supported Recovery Drives:

    The Portege M200 supports the Recovery via BIOS (pressing "C") with USB 2.0 and PCMCIA cards (16bit and Cardbus).
    Following drives and Controllers (USB, PCMCIA) were successfully tested:

    a) Toshiba, PA3352E-SCD2, USB2.0 CD-RW/DVD-Rom Drive
    b) Toshiba, PA3402E-1DV2, Rev.501, USB2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive, SN: 5362870112
    c) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
    with a PC Card (16bit), Cable II, PCMCIA, Rev.043.242, SN: 18496 043 3999 0343 01093
    d) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), SN: 3431490096
    with a CardBus, Cable II, CARD BUS, Rev.136, SN: 16693 136 3999 0149 06122

    The used drive in conjunction with the PCMCIA- or USB-Contoller is not so important due to the fact, that the driver in the BIOS has to enable the Controller first.
    There is a generic CD-Rom driver implemented into the BIOS for the attached Drive .

    Tested with:
    Toshiba, PX1054E-1NST, (Freecom drive ), SN: 151192845
    CardBus card, Cable II, CARD BUS, Rev.136, SN: 16693 136 3999 0149 06122

    The setting of "PC Card Controller Mode" in the BIOS was "Auto-Selected".
    This means, that you have nothing to change in the BIOS, because it is the default value.

    It could only happen, that you have to connect the power supply under some circumstances i.e.:
    Accu is charged too less.
    The PCMCIA Slot supplies to less power.

    Recommendation:
    If a drive is used with a build in Accu, please connect always a suitable AC-Adapter.

    For USB 2.0 recovery, following 2 drives have been tested successfully:
    a) Toshiba, PA3352E-SCD2, USB2.0 CD-RW/DVD-Rom Drive
    b) Toshiba, PA3402E-1DV2, Rev.501, USB2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive, SN: 5362870112
    c) Plextor, PX-W4824 TU, USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive

  3. Re: Portege M200 will not boot from USB CD-Rom
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    I have an m200 and have had problems booting from external dvd drives.

    A Full size pioneer DVD-RW will not boot but a slimline LaCIe (Design by FA porsche) this uses aan NEC ND6500A drive apparently however it will only boot if you use the external AC adaptor. Using the usb power lead lets the drive read and possibly write DVD's but not boot from them.

    regards

    Mark

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