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HP Omnibook 900 in reboot loop


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#1 Shandley

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:00 AM

Greetings,

I have an Omnibook 900 with windows 2000 installed. I was recently updating to SP4 when it told me I was out of space on my hard drive. The partition that the original OS is on was only 1.6GB. There is a second partition with nothing on it with an extra 6GB (unallocated). Normally, I would do a few repair operations using the Windows 2000 disc; however, this laptop is pretty old. It doesnt have a CD-rom drive (or a space for one) or a floppy. The inputs I do have on it is one USB slot (which the BIOS will not recognize as a bootable device) a serial port, a printer port, and one PCMCIA slot with a NIC card in it (which again, the bios will not recognize as a bootable device).

The bios I have right now is a Pheonix Bios 4.0 version 6.0.

Safe mode, Commnad prompt, debugging mode.... it all puts it into the loop where it will boot to the Windows 2000 screen with the blue bar, get right to the end and then reboot.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I have removed the hard drive and its an old 41 pin connector which I cannot connect to any of my enclosures.

Edited by Shandley, 29 June 2009 - 10:47 AM.


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#2 Shandley

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:20 AM

Here are some photos of the ports on the laptop.
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Edited by Shandley, 29 June 2009 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2009 - 09:13 PM

If you can boot into safe mode command prompt only you may be able to use the directions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825062

Good Luck,

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