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Old 05-19-2010, 09:52 PM   #11
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USB CD drive? IF no, I'm sure the laptop, though old, has a Serial (RS232) port, and can be converted to USB 2.0 with a converter cable. You could then use a coupler for both male USB ends + the USB CD drive.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't read the posts thoroughly and see you have posted it possesses no Serial port. :|

I'm following in Dude's idea here. You could pop the drive out, and assuming it's PATA 2.5", use a USB "toaster" to connect the drive to a desktop for editing.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:18 PM   #12
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Yes, but how do I edit it? I've formatted and repartitioned several times.
Hey (bing!) maybe I can pull the "fixmbr" command off my XP CD and use that in the command line on my desktop?
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There is also a recovery console in the XP install disk. As well as Vista/7 install disks. Press R when the screen comes up. You could also use something like UBCD to create a RAM-loaded OS for repair purposes. That would save you from having to take out the HDD.

EDIT: Oh, nevermind. You don't have USB boot, or a CD drive :|

As for "editing", wipe the drive. Then clear all formatting and partitioning. Re-initialize the drive, and format.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:34 PM   #14
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I "edited" it 4 times as I said in my original post. I know about the Recovery Console as I explained to berry120 in post #4. I am working on seeing if I can pull the "fixmbr" command from my XP CD and use it with the HD hooked up to my desktop. Any suggestions?
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If you have the drive connected to your desktop, go into Disk Management, delete any partitions on it, and reformat the thing.
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You have to run "fixboot" as well as "fixmbr". That worked for me when I uninstalled Fedora Core 4 a long time ago.
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READ MY ORIGINAL POST
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Put the hard drive in your notebook hdd dock, insert an xp cd in the notebook and run "fixboot" and "fixmbr". If you can't do that then I have no idea what else you can do.
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'sigh'. Oh, when are people going to read my posts? How long will I have to tolerate this world? How many times must I say this simple thing? THIS LAPTOP HAS NO CD DRIVE, CANNOT BOOT FROM USB, HAS NO SERIAL, PRINTER, IEEE-1394, OR FLOPPY DRIVE. Now, here is my newest idea: The laptop has a Ethernet port; which leads to the question, How can I get a system set up so I can boot from the network? It supports and has enabled network boot, I have a spare system. ALL COMPUTER NERDS, EXPERTS, PROS, ITs, OR WHATEVER YOU CALL YERSELVES, LEND ME YOUR WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE!
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