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Boot options Toshiba

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#1 ezpze


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 12:13 PM

Hi everyone


Been looking around here but couldn't really find a solution for this problem i have.


So a friend of mine who owns a bar bought a working cash register system (Toshiba). This is just a pc that runs windows xp and has a touchscreen etc. A week ago he got a blue screen error and is not booting anymore (safe mode doesn't work either).


I made a working usb flash with windows XP on it (did a test on another pc). The only problem is my options in the bios are: usb-fdd, cd-rom, hdd and LAN. I already tried everything but USB just isn't showing up in the boot list. This pc does not have a CD reader, it only has 4 usb-ports, a SD slot and thats it. 


Anyone knows what the problem is? In the bios I can see that my USB is recognized (can see a usb keyboard, mouse and my usbstick).


Thanks in advance!

Any help very much appreciated.




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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:21 PM

It's not unusual for an older system to not have the capability to boot from a USB flash drive or HDD.


You might be best to use a Linux Live CD to test the hard drive, a likely cause of the fault.


The other problem could be if the hard drive is faulty and the existing XP installation can't be resurrected, you'll be faced with finding a way to reinstate the specific XP for that system, touchscreen, POS software etc.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

What is the exact blue screen error message?

In the beginning there was the command line.

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