Portable Cd-rom issue.

Toshiba / Qosmio g20
May 9, 2010 at 17:49:52
Specs: Windows XP sp3
I tried to restore the Windows Xp after Format.
Cuz The drive in the laptop was broken.
So I used portable cd-rom.
But anyhow the laptop doesn't reconize the
cd - rom. I don't know why.
I tried to boot up using XP CD.
But i can't

What something so funny is when I put the cd
in the cd-rom, It works on the Xp running condition.
But only try cd booting is not working.
Even in the bios i select Cd boot up.
Doesn't help. Just pass directly to the windows Logo. .. . .

I have know idea.
I guess will bios has some problem.
but i don't know what to do. and how.

Help. me.


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#1
May 9, 2010 at 17:57:25
I think that you should replace the broken CD drive.
I have never had any luck trying to install XP from an external drive.

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.


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#2
May 9, 2010 at 18:09:53
I have instored couple of times using extenal cd-rom.
And always success.
But jsut now. . I 'm getting crazy.
I updated bios and every drivers.
But i coundn't.... Plz
Is it possible problem of the cmos battery???

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#3
May 9, 2010 at 18:33:26
It's NOT the CMOS battery. The problem is the way you have the boot order configured in the BIOS. You MUST have the option to boot off a USB drive listed 1st (if it's even an option at all). If you set it to boot from the CD drive, that means the internal drive, not the external.

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#4
May 9, 2010 at 18:42:53
I just re-read the OP:

"Even in the bios i select Cd boot up.
Doesn't help. Just pass directly to the windows Logo. .. . ."

You stated that you formated the drive, then you stated that it goes directly to the Windows Logo. If that's the case, you did NOT format the drive. A formated drive is blank, therefore there would be no Windows logo.


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#5
May 9, 2010 at 18:51:43
I didn't format it yet.
Cuz The cd booting is not properly working. .
And i check my bios status . .
Doesn't have any USB mode.
only Fdd hdd Cd-rom Lan.. That's all.

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#6
May 9, 2010 at 18:52:31
And sorry.
This is a laptop
Toshiba qosmio G20

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#7
May 9, 2010 at 19:08:07
"I didn't format it yet"

Then why did you write, "I tried to restore the Windows Xp after Format"?

"This is a laptop
Toshiba qosmio G20"

I know it's a laptop, you listed it as such in the OP. I wasn't sure that it was an old laptop that doesn't support booting from a USB device though.

I don't know if this will work or not, but how about trying an "over the top" install? Just boot into XP, pop the XP disc in the drive & once it spins up it will ask, "what do you want to do?". If it doesn't start automatically, just go to My Computer & double click on it. Select the 1st option, "Install Windows XP" & direct it to overwrite/reinstall into the C:\Windows folder.


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#8
May 9, 2010 at 20:01:18
Another option might be to try accessing the restore partition.
Try the following:

"To access the Toshiba recovery partition, power off the laptop. Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears, where you should start tapping the zero key repeatedly. Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears. The screen should flash ** HDD RECOVERY MODE ** for a split second, then load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive."

The three most important things in computing:
1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.


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