toshiba portege 3500 bootup via cdrom
Posted on 2004-09-04
This question has probably been bounced around a few times but I am after a way of re-installing my tablet pc xp os via a bootable cd the software i get is of course on cd but the bios doesnt support usb cdrom I have the ability to boot up via a usb floppy drive but am wondering if i can get a set of dos drivers that i can incorporate into a bootable floppy that will enable the usb cdrom.
The cd i get is a toshiba restore cd so i cant run it from within the os.
if it helps i can still bootup my tablet but it is dire need of a restore.
The usb cd rom is a iomega dvd writer
I am also interested in any other way that it may be possible ie copy the contents to a formatted hd then boot up as i opened up the autexec.bat file within the cd to find that it creates a drive x to start of the install.
Im wondering if i cant bootup via a cd i could copy the cd's to the disk then boot up to a drive x then run it manually from within their but i do not know enough about boot disks to do this