Originally posted by jimslyp69
Here's a real life one for ya all. It's a real mind bender. Well it is for me anyway.
My Step Dad has a laptop and the OS has gone west on it. So, how can i do this when
a)The CD ROM drive will not boot.
b)There is no floppy drive.
PS I've tried booting from LAN and it says 'did not receive boot file'
All help greatly appreciated thank you.
you could try giving it a second hard-drive, just temporerily. (i dont think an external hard-drive will work, most laptops have a slot for at least one extra small hard-drive.)
onto this harddrive (while it's in a diffrent computer) load a complet executable copy of the os in question.
then go into your BIOS (or CMOS, i'm not sure which) and set your primary boot drive (the one the computer will check first when starting) to the new, temporary, dirive.
then fix things up as best you can so that it can work without the extra hard-drive.