OK, i’m kind of stuck with a problem i have.
I have been given a laptop (Toshiba Satellite) which has a broken CD/DVD drive. The OS (xp) is corrupt and it will not boot. To buy a new cd drive is quite a bit of cash and not worth is in my opinion (it’s not a generic one, so a couple of hundred $ from what i’ve been told). Oh yeah, there is no option to boot from USB either.
Is there any way that i can install the OS back on the HD using by putting the HD in another laptop (I’ve got a older HP sitting here, with a working CD /DVDdrive)?
What i tried so far is to swap the HD to the other laptop and install the OS. I can install linux (fedora 10) no prob, and then swap it back and it works fine. I just cant seem to do it with XP or W7. It starts to boot then BSOD.
Any suggestions welcome. Thanks.