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Default Install Windows XP without floppy or cd drives


I will try to be as detailed as possible, including pictures as i go.
(My laptop is a Dell Latitude CSx, but this will work for any make or model with the same issue)

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  #130  
By beekeys on 08-22-2008, 11:23 PM
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i hv connected cd drive externealy, but it doent work, i think its problem with toshiba
  #131  
By vangel on 08-30-2008, 03:00 AM
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Hello and thanks for this great guide which is the best gift ever for me!
Have a Toshiba s1410-604 and this guide was the only way to make my laptop work!

1). I removed the toshiba HDD and placed in in an external case. (2.5 usb external which costs only 8-10Euros).
2). I connected the toshiba HDD to my desktop and formatted as the guide describes.
3). Burned the dos 7 iso to my desktop. Removed the HDD and put it on another laptop toshiba A40 ( yeah i have 2 lol ) and installed dos 7.
4). Connected the toshiba HDD to my desktop again and copied the i386 folder in 3 minutes. (so as to spend less time copying).
5). Placed the toshiba HDD back to the no drive, no cd-rom laptop and ran c:\i386\winnt.exe and in 15min had windows installed on this toshiba 1410-604

Well guys if you own a toshiba laptop with no cdr dvd-r, this guide is the only way. With the 6 pack microsoft install disks it won't work cause you don't have a cd dvd rom, and the usb won't function unless windows installed.

SO read this guide step by step and give your toshiba laptop a real xp life as it deserves.

Ps: if you 've bought another cd dvd r cause your toshiba one wasn't working, the solution to make it work is to connect pin 47 and pin 45 together. Tried it with sony nec optiarc and worked great!


My friend... THANK you soooo much for this guide. !!!!
Greetings from Greece
Vangelis
  #132  
By evoman on 09-09-2008, 08:00 AM
Default program too big to fit into memory error

hi guys,

i installed dos 7.1 on one partition and the i386 folder on another, the problem is when i try to execute winnt.exe, i get this error message on my toshiba laptop 5005-s507

"program too big to fit in memory"

i've tried to use memmaker to increase it but it doesnt make sense.

Any ideas on why i am getting this error?

thanks
  #133  
By victorpsg on 09-11-2008, 02:17 AM
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hi william

This is the best tutorial i have encountered thanks man your number one.
  #134  
By jerrydanie on 09-14-2008, 12:37 AM
Default Windows xp pro loads and locks on startup screen

Windows will load the files, but it locks up at the setup is starting windows screen. Reformat and and recopy do nothing. Any ideas?


btw: dos 7.1 worked great thanks.
  #135  
By lurkswithin on 09-14-2008, 08:44 AM
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anytime that you are installing the operating system...remove any unneccessary hardware. especially if it isn't working to begin with!
  #136  
By Poi_159 on 09-18-2008, 01:11 AM
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Thanks for the guide. I was actualy looking for something else to boot windows XP without the CD ROM. I used HirensBoot Disk 9.5 to boot through DOS then just followed your guide from page 5. Thanks for the help
  #137  
By archangel777 on 09-25-2008, 11:15 AM
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tutorials best! couldn't be any better!

tnx again!
  #138  
By kain on 10-07-2008, 09:41 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suggestion2008 View Post
In some older laptops, there seems to be a problem if you format the drive in the desktop rather than in the laptop. You can boot to DOS in the laptop and you can also start the installation from the I386 folder, but it results in the laptop hanging after the first reboot or a "ntldr not detected" error message.

The solution is to install DOS files onto the C: partition using the desktop, and put format.com and smartdrv.exe on the D: partition. Transfer the drive to the laptop and reformat the C: partition in the laptop itself. Then start the installation using winnt.exe as before - the files will copy across, but the laptop will no longer hang at reboot.
Thanks a lot!
That really solved the "NTLDR is missing issue".
  #139  
By floatingk on 10-29-2008, 04:40 PM
Default dos issues

cant seem to get dos 7.1 to do anything let alone install. kinda stuck here. trying to do this step by step, minus Im using a usb hdd enclosure for my old laptop hdd bc I dont have a desktop, just a vista lappy.

hints?
help?

K
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