how to boot pcmcia usb 2.0 card bus cd rom

  ibu007 20:51 PM 30 Nov 06
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I HAVE THE FOLLOWING

USB FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
PCMCIA USB 2.0 CARD BUS
USB CD ROM

MY PROBLEM :

I NEED TO RESTORE MY LAPTOP AND I CUDN'T BOOT FROM PCMCIA USB2.0 CARD BUS ATTACHED CDROM.MY LAPTOP CDROM IS NOT WORKING AND WHEN I ATTACHED MY USB CDROM TO MY LAPTOP USB 1.1 PORT MY CDROM IS NOT WORKING TOO.

SO I NEED A WAY TO BOOT PCMCIA USB CDROM SO PLS SOMEBODY HELP ME!

MY CURRENT OS IS WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION.

THANKS IN ADVACNCE
IBU007

  skidzy 21:17 PM 30 Nov 06

ibu007

Firstly please do not type in captials.This is commonly known as shouting and may result in less replies to your question.

Now have you checked to see if you have your os on a partition.Tap F11 on startup,and if you do have the os on the partition you will be given 3 options to recover the machine.

If no partition,you may need to go into the bios and change the boot order.

You say the cd rom is not working ?

Why,do you know why ?

Is it listed in My Computer ?

If you help us with why you think its not working,we may be able to help.

  ibu007 21:25 PM 30 Nov 06

thanks for ur fast response

it is listed in my computer but not readin any thing since 2005

no os on partition too

  skidzy 21:31 PM 30 Nov 06

Ok,firstly check device manager for any yellow exclaimation marks beside cd/dvd drives.

Start/Right click My Computer/Select properties/Hardware/Device Manager.

Post back if you see any yellow exclaimation marks.

  ibu007 21:59 PM 30 Nov 06

no

  skidzy 22:05 PM 30 Nov 06

You could go into the Bios,probably by pressing the delete or F2 key and change the boot order to your PCMCIA USB2.0 CARD BUS

I have no idea if this will boot as ive never tried it this way.

  ibu007 22:12 PM 30 Nov 06

bios dont have pcmcia boot thts the problem

boot from these only USB Floppy,cdrom and ide-0

AMIBIOS HIFLEX SETUP UTILITY VERSION 1.30

  skidzy 22:18 PM 30 Nov 06

Sorry i misread your post,try changing the bios to boot from the usb cd drive.Try different usb ports.

  ibu007 22:48 PM 30 Nov 06

its not working like tht (cdrom)

is there any otherway like boot from floppy and then from pcmcia

  skidzy 22:52 PM 30 Nov 06

Do you have any usb ports working ?

  ibu007 23:00 PM 30 Nov 06

yes 3 ports all usb 1.1

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