|I would recommend you do none of the above. Doing so may damage your laptop beyond any repair.|
That is a pretty old laptop if its the one that came out around 2003.
Is usb enabled in the bios?
Does the bios see the INTERNAL hard drive?
Does this unit have a floppy drive and can you use a boot floppy in it?
If you put a bootable cdrom in the cd drive do you get a choice to boot from it?