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Installing Windows 2000 on laptop dilemma

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by amagab, Jul 25, 2006.

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  1. amagab

    amagab Thread Starter

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    Okay, this is a big headache but I am determined to find a solution so hopefully you can help me out.

    I want to install Windows 2000 on a Fujitsu laptop that does not have a CD-Rom and no floppy.

    I have been trying to install it on another laptop and swap hard drives but failed. If I install it on the other laptop on as a NTFS partition and then put the HD in the Fujitsu it will not boot at all....just a blinking cursor. If I install it on a FAT partition I get the error message "Ntldr is Missing".

    What can I do? How can I get a working Windows 2000 onto this lonely Fujitsu?

    many thanks!
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    Get a USB cd/dvd-rom drive and then install away.
     
  3. amagab

    amagab Thread Starter

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    I tried doing that but half-way through the install when it needs to reboot it does not recognize the USB CD. In the bios the only options to boot is from Floppy or HD.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    You can't do it.
     
  5. amagab

    amagab Thread Starter

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    Can't do what? Are you saying there is no way I can install Windows 2000 on my Fujitsu laptop?

    How about over the network?

    Thanks!
     
  6. DoubleHelix

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    Okay. I'll edit my statement. You may be able to do it, but it won't be easy, and it will take a serious amount of time. If that doesn't daunt you, go for it.

    Sure, it's possible to install over the network. You'll need a network boot disk (which aren't easy to configure), and you'll need to share the CD drive on the networked computer (not too difficult).

    I've seen people spend weeks trying to get this to work, and very few are successful. If you really want this laptop up and running, buy a replacement CD drive for it.
     
  7. ozrom1e

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    I have a better suggestion. It might cost a few bucks but they will be able to give you the answer. Make a call to the manufacturer's tech support for the computer or their web site for instructions on how to do this they might just have an answer.
     
  8. DoubleHelix

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    I don't think that's worth the money. Fujitsu is not going to be able to help you install an operating system on a laptop for which you have no drives.
     
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