Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:09 PM
I haven't used this program in ages, so I might be a bit behind the times.
The scenario is a recovered Toshiba Satellite 1605CDS, HDD was corrupt and had to wipe it. Unfortunately, the CD-ROM didn't work. So, we had to load Win3.1 and it sucks balls. I went through and created the C:\cdrom folder (because it didn't exist) and loaded a couple of driver files to get it to work. Now the BIOS and 3.1 will recognize the CD-ROM, but can't access it. CDR101 error, IIRC. So, I can't load any other OS because I only have the floppy to work with.
I was thinking of using Laplink with a parallel cable like back in the day. I would probably use a spare HDD in my desktop, wipe and load the OS I want, then copy everything to the laptop. Should work, right? Any issues I'm overlooking?
The laptop does have a USB port, but the BIOS is old enough where I can't get it to recognize an external HDD, or I'd do it that way. I don't have an external drive, I hooked up my iPod (which is sometimes recognized as an external drive) and it had no clue. BIOS either doesn't recognize the iPod as a HDD, or I can't use the USB as a boot option.
If anyone needs any other information, just say so.