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By genecideshere@hotmail.co. ·
I have a toshiba satellite pro sp2100 laptop that has been dropped, and in the resulting aftermath the DVD writer and the onboard NIC are no longer functional.
I however have a PCMCIA NIC that has worked fine with it
The only problem is that when setting up a RIS install of XP i went to boot from the PCMCIA and had no joy, there is no bios setting to boot from pcmcia, so I thought I'd go down the boot disk road, but have run in to debates as to if it is even possible
I have server 2003 installing XP Pro on the laptop, if anyone can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated

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by robo_dev In reply to PCMCIA Boot

Maybe your DVD drive just needs to be unplugged and replugged to get it to work?

If your PC supports booting from USB, I would suggest getting a USB CD-ROM drive and instlling XP from the CD.

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by zaferus In reply to PCMCIA Boot

For our laptops we use a USB floppy drive boot disk with the NIC drivers. After loading the NIC drivers it then maps a drive on the system with the image we want to load. I'm not sure if this will work with RIS - but you should be able to at least get an OS on there by running the setup command or using ghost (which is what we do).

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