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tdtyre32 08-19-2008 05:47 PM

Boot up problems
 
I was given a panasonic laptop and had to wipe out the system that was on there. Now I don't know what to type in beside (A:\>) to get it to boot up. I have downloaded the boot disk and the start up disk and can't get anywhere. Please help.

Thanks,
Tdtyre

lurkswithin 08-20-2008 02:38 AM

You need the original installation disc for the operating system that you wish to install.You will also need the license or activation code for that computer.

What you have is
1) Boot Disc......this is a disc that is used to start an already installed operating system when the operating system fails to boot on it's own.
2) start up disc....see number 1 they are the same thing!

note****** a boot disc is also used to install recovery programs and utillities for performing repairs to an already installed operating system. or to build self booting installation discs of programs and operating systems. A start-up disc is usually designed to boot a specific operating systems when they fail.

what operating system are you trying to install? what hardware is installed on that computer? These are important questions that should have been looked at before you went and wiped the drive clean. Now it will be a bit harder in locating drivers for unknown hardware.

tdtyre32 08-20-2008 06:22 AM

Re:Boot up problems
 
I have a panasonic toughbook and it had windows 2000 on it, I am attempting to install windows xp. I have never had this problem before so this is new for me.

lurkswithin 08-20-2008 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdtyre32 (Post 12165)
I have a panasonic toughbook and it had windows 2000 on it, I am attempting to install windows xp. I have never had this problem before so this is new for me.

Do you have the XP installation Cd and COA that will be used strictly for this computer...or is this going to be an illegal installation?

If you have the installation CD and the coa then all you do is boot to the CD and follow the prompts to install the operating system.


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