[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

HP Omnibook 5700 Won't Boot from CD

Posted on 2006-07-05
7
Medium Priority
?
668 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Thanks for reading.. I have a functioning HP Omnibook 5700CT laptop with a CD rom. The CD drive appears to be functioning and was working fine but I had to replace the HDD and now I can't get it to boot from a verified bootable CD. I think I used a win98 floppy before (not sure) but the floppy drive is NO LONGER available.

I checked the bios and there is not an option to boot directly from CD explicitly.

there are two main options: FDD or HDD first then there is another section for boot config:

Full, boot devices only (plug and play) and Auto Detect is the third option.

I suppose I could copy boot files to the HDD but I don't have a USB enclosure to put the drive in and was hoping someone might have an helpful tip to get machine to boot from the CD.

I know I could buy a replacement or a USB enclosure but I don't want to put any money into this beast, its going to live its last days a basic learning device.

TIA!!
0
Comment
Question by:MartiniMon
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Alan Henderson
ID: 17047738
Which 98 CD are you using?
Versions before 98SE aren't bootable.
That aside, it looks as though your machine doesn't have the capability anyway. You need a Windows 98 boot disc. Do you have another machine that you can use to create one?
Find out how here:
http://www.bootdisk.com/
That boot disc will give you the option of booting with CD-ROM support.
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Alan Henderson
ID: 17047756
A quick look at HP's site reveals that they don't even have Omnibook 5700 drivers for Win 98, so I very much doubt that even an upgraded BIOS would give you CD bootability.
Win 98 boot floppy is the go!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:MartiniMon
ID: 17047757
Yeah I tried the 98se as well as Win2k pro to no avail. I have a boot floppy but alas no floppy drive. How were you able to determine that the machine does not have athe capability to boot from CD?

I guess its not a big suprise the machine is from 99 lol.

tia
0
Looking for the Wi-Fi vendor that's right for you?

We know how difficult it can be to evaluate Wi-Fi vendors, so we created this helpful Wi-Fi Buyer's Guide to help you find the Wi-Fi vendor that's right for your business! Download the guide and get started on our checklist today!

 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Alan Henderson
ID: 17047817
It would be listed in BIOS as an option. It's possible a BIOs upgrade might do the trick, but you're not in a position to do that.
I can't see any way around this, I don't think it would boot from a USB floppy - even if it has USB ports.
This needs someone with more knowhow than I have!
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:enfz
ID: 17047821
I did a few search on the newsgroups, apparently the booting from CD option on this particular model seems to be a common issue. You are not the only one experiencing issues in relation to booting from CD, unfortunately there isn't really a viable option to fix it without spending $ (may not be worth it anyways, considering this is a pentium1 based notebook).
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 375 total points
ID: 17048747
You only chance is to remove the HD, get a 2.5" to 3.5" ide adapter (a view dollars and much more usefull and better working than a USB case), then attach the disk to the 2nd controller on a desktop PC with 98 installed. run sys DriveLetterOfLaptop'sHD: from a dos prompt which should transfer the booting info to the HD, then copy the 98 cd to a folder of the disk. Now put it back into the laptop and boot the HD, then run the setup program in the copied directory to reinstall 98.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

656 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question