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Win2k Pro installation help

by crazy_380 / December 6, 2006 8:38 PM PST

I have a Compaq Pesario Notebook.. It has 20gb hitachi hard disk and
its cd drive is broken..

So i cannot use my Win2k bootable installation cd on it.
I formated this hdd from my desktop using a ide to usb converter.

Now how do install win2k on it, is there a way by which i can copy the contents of win2k bootable cd onto the hdd and put it back in the laptop and sum how get it installed..

plz help, r there other ways to get it installed?

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Just fix the CD drive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2006 9:13 PM PST

I find them for 8 to 99 bucks which is a bargain compared to the new laptop or ... how many hours (days) are lost trying to work around this.

Let me be clear. I won't discuss how to do this without a working drive.


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Alternative way
by crazy_380 / December 7, 2006 3:09 AM PST
In reply to: Just fix the CD drive.

thnx 4 d suggestion bit i think i found an alternative..

Bit-to-Bit copy from from the desktop hdd to the laptop hdd..
A friend has Veritas Volume Manager which could do the same ,or do u knw any other s/w for d purpose?

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Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista (all)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 3:15 AM PST
In reply to: Alternative way

Don't work after such UNLESS the hardware is very close.

I take it that the laptop is not worth fixing?


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lets c
by crazy_380 / December 7, 2006 5:27 AM PST

Well, hdd is giving me troubles, if no bad sectors r found and it turns
out 2b fine then ill buy d cd drive..

but otherwise ill dispose off d damn thing..

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It's not worth it? Let's see. I found CD drives for
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2006 5:41 AM PST
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Copying to HDD
by PBCompanies / December 11, 2006 5:15 AM PST

If you formatted it using the desktop why did you not use the desktop to copy the CD to the HDD at that time?

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