Re: How can I remove vista?
- From: DCA <dcaMAPS860@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:49:57 +0000
"DCA" <dcaMAPS860@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:nUBtl.9956$aR3.3695@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI think you're wrong. XP doesn't run off USB ports.treblesix wrote:"Wagg" <news@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:979bea3c-3884-4e30-9306-486f40c0475d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThink he needs the OS installed to use that BIOS update software!
On Mar 9, 6:41 pm, Bernard Peek <b...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:In messageRighty, so many messages!
Wagg <n...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes
Purchased a Toshiba L300 under the impression that I could wipe offThe best I can suggest is that you build a slipstream disk with SP3 and
vist and put XP on. Came with an XP disk (wich I had to pay an
additional fee for). I've done thousands of installations over the
years, and this one started out in much the same way, only it wont go
on. I've researched forums and other places, and I've seen plenty of
reviews with this laptop and XP, but I cant for the life of me get it
on there, I keep coming up with the blue stop screen.
try that instead.
London, UK. DBA, Manager, Trainer & Author.
I dont know what BSOD says, it goes through the startup screen, press
F6 and all that, loads all the stuff, righty before it should come up
with press enter to continue it then comes up with a blue stop error
(only stays there for maybe a micro second, then goes away), and then
restarts. I've tried loads of things to get it to stay there, and it
never does, the STOP part stands out each time (possibly as it is in
CAPS), other than that, I cant read the rest of it, despite loading it
over and over again!
I completely removed the partitions in another machine, even tried it
through a caddy on a normal computer and it shows no partitions, even
used a drive diagnostics, and no hidden partitions, I tried to low
level format it, and the same result happened (well it worked, but
when I go to install XP it has a bsod again).
Tried a virtual machine, but the licence can see that I dont have a
licence for Vista, and terminates. Tried that in the past with one and
it didnt work, the company who supports the software inform me
(without me telling them I had a different OS) that it was down to the
OS being different than the rest of the machines, hence the error.
I fitted a different hard drive today, sata, brand new (also Toshiba
branded incidentally), and it does the same thing! I've tried
slipstreaming from SP3 and 2, and the same results. I have a SP1a, but
it performs the same way.
Begining to think I will just send it back and get the more laptop
which already had it pre loaded, but I dont like to give up on things!
Will ttry the hdd guru thing.
There is a bios update v 1.6WIN listed on the bios pages for the L300
dated 03/02/09. Interestingly it is not yet listed on the drivers download
page along with the previous BIOS v 1.5 plus some newer drivers etc.
BIOS update is easy-peasy ....just run/click their Windows exe ..job done :0)
Might be worth looking in the Toshiba user forums for info ????
Toshibas do have some proprietary quirks .... so could be a driver issue?
There are options such as http://tinyurl.com/cja5co
You may think it does, but when it comes
down to it, it needs to be on the internal HDD too.
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