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IFC

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Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
Posted: 21-Nov-2007 11:50
 
I have a Portege R100 and the HDD failed. I installed a new HDD and I have the Toshiba recovery disks. I tried to boot from a generic USB CD-ROM but the laptop did not recognize it.

I have a USB Toshiba FDD which it does recognize and I have a restore disk but I don't know how to go from there. Do I have to buy a Toshiba external CD-ROM and if so, which one?
Any helpful suggestions?
Chad

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Re: Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
Posted: 21-Nov-2007 14:36   in response to: IFC in response to: IFC
 
Hi

The booting from the external USB CD/DVD drive is not possible.
Also you will be able to boot from the USB HDD!

If you want to boot from the CD you have to use an compatible PCMCIA cards CD/DVD drive (16bit and Cardbus 32bit).

For details check this Toshiba article:
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB5100S70004R01.htm

and this other threads:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=97343&#97343
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=8991&messageID=31246

bye
IFC

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Registered: 21/11/07
Re: Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
Posted: 21-Nov-2007 15:06   in response to: Chad in response to: Chad
 
Many thanks for your prompt help. I will now and try and find a suitable drive to borrow!!
Chad

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Registered: 02/01/06
Re: Portege R100 - Boot from external HDD
Posted: 21-Nov-2007 15:32   in response to: IFC in response to: IFC
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