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bad xp setup p.w. on cf-29 panasonic L/T

By mr.crabbie ·
I have a panasonic cf-29 notebook that Im setting up for my department. I have put in an admin pw that blocks me out. I need to change this password and do not think I can. these laptops came only with floppys no CDrom. I need to wipe the drive of which I can do with wipe diskettes, like we do on revamping older PC's to update to xp from 2000. My quetion is how do I get XP Pro to upload off our XP OS we use for our normal pc's. Can I use an external Cdplayer with USB to do so or not, this is first for me and I would like to fix this myself, If I can just get the needed assistance, and know I can fix it with the new XP pro we use. Please advise. thanks Gary

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to bad xp setup p.w. on cf-2 ...

It really depends on the BIOS. You may be able to boot from a Network Drive to load XP.

If your BIOS supports USB devices you should be able to boot from one of those but most likely you'll need to make a Boot Floppy with USB and CD Drivers on it to allow you to boot from an external USB CD ROM Drive.

If you have the Boot From Network Option in BIOS it would be the better of the two options and faster.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to bad xp setup p.w. on cf-2 ...

How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994/en-us

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