Right now I have a Laptop that for whatever reason tries to use the Realtek Ethernet adapter to find and boot from a network boot OS. I've figured out the reason for this is that the hard drive 80gb PATA is toast. I've since removed it and now installed a 250gb PATA that I picked up for around $60. I figured it was worth a try. I even have the Toshiba recovery DVD from factory, its aged but it still shows the files when I look at it on my Desktop PC. The new HDD does show up in the BIOS, figured I'd check that first.
First thing I tried formatting the disk with my desktop PC to NTFS but I get the next issue.
When I put the Recovery disk into the laptop to install the XP OS onto the laptop all I get is this:
"BOOTMGR is Missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart"
Secondly I tried formatting the disk to the other "exFAT" with my desktop and I get a different error when I go to install the OS recovery on the laptop:
"Remove disks or other media.
Press any key to restart"
Edited by Crazy49er, 24 February 2011 - 10:52 PM.