Laptop, no hdd. Should a XP Live CD work ??

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by tnx, May 1, 2009.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Hi all my PC chums..

    I got my self a little toy. A Toshiba Portage 4000 note book.
    It was given to me for updating my mates Tomtom. wow a free lappy, nice.

    But it has no HDD. I have looked round and found one for over a hundred quid...URRRRRRRRRRR no !!!!!!!

    What i would like to know should a XP Live CD boot up so i can test that the lappy works ok before i even think about buying a HDD. A cheep one though.

    One thing though the BIOS screen does not come up,i would expect it too..mmmmmmmm ????

    Nobody gives away a perfectly good lappy...
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    A BartPE disc will work, or the ultimate boot cd.

    Try a linux live cd, they are the easiest of all things to use with no harddrive. You can use your Flash drive for storage or whatever..
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    Yes been reading how to make a BartPE XP Live CD..Recon i will give it a bash.

    I tried Ubuntu and well i went into the Boot Select screen and it did not boot from the CD.

    My old Toshia Satellite does not read CD's but does read DVD's so i might try making a live DVD and seing if this works.
     
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