I made a bootable MS DOS disk from other laptop .
I put this disk in my latitude.
it boots but does not ask for any option. Straightway takes me to A: drive
I try to go to b: drive and it shows me again the directory of A:
I try to go to any other drive i.e. c:\ d:\ (hard drive) or CD...
1st boot option is CD , 2nd is Internal HDD, 3rd is diskette drive.
I am able to boot from bootable floppy but then it does not recognize CD drive.
Its CD-R disk that I am trying to load windows from? Can it be an issue ?
I did look into BIOS. It says first boot option is INternal HDD, second option is Modular bay HDD, third option is CD Drive. I have tried juggling all but still get the message
"No boot sector on hard disk- strike F1 to retry boot:F2 for setup utility"
I could not find AUTO option anywhere...
I just bought CPi 300 , 128Mb , 4Gb , latitude from ebay. I ran diaganostics Dell CD and except for Serial port error, it shows everything has passed the test. It has A12 BIOS.
Whenever I try to load windows , it shows "Boot sector not found in HDD". CD drive is working fine as Dell...