New guy here and thanks in advance for any help.
So... a few weeks ago I got ahold of a fairly old laptop for free. Its a 2004-2005 era Toshiba Tecra laptop. The old HD was totally locked, so long story short, I bought a remanufactured drive for about $12 on Ebay.
Here is the problem. I wanted to install the Ubuntu OS on it and first burned a CD, then put this on a USB drive as well. The issue is that no matter what I do, the laptop WILL NOT boot from either the CD or the USB. I have gone into the BIOS and re-ordered the boot priority to CD>FCC ( USB Drive) >HDD.
Basically, the computer totally ignores both of those items then fails to even recognize the HD, gives me a "Check connections" message or something to that effect.
This is a crappy old laptop I intend to simply browse online with on the couch. But I can't even get it to boot from anything to install the new OS.
Anyone have a remote clue what might be happening here?
Edited by hamluis, 09 May 2013 - 02:08 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.