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Swappable CD-Rom/ Floppy for laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sportsguy15, Dec 22, 2001.

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  1. sportsguy15

    sportsguy15 Thread Starter

    Dec 22, 2001
    I recently purchased a Toshiba Tecra 510CDT laptop. It has a swappable CD-ROM and Floppy drive. I am trying to install Windows by booting my computer from a floppy. The problem is that it can not read the CD-ROM drive because it is not "plugged in". I can't pop in my Windows CD and install it because the computer does not recognize that drive.
    What do I do?
  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Hi sportsguy15, welcome to TSG.

    You need to make the hard drive bootable w/cdrom support.

    The easiest way would be to boot with a windows 98 bootable floppy disk and copy all the files from the floppy disk to the c:\ directory. Take the floppy disk out, swap to the cdrom, restart the computer, you should have an option to start with cdrom support, and go from there.
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