Not all USB floppy drives work. I have read that the recovery disk should be able to boot to a new disk directly and do the configuration but i can’t seem to get it working. In my case it was XP pro with SP3. And, of course, there’s always malware. The shop was saying sata cable but i don’t know about that plus i can’t find a replacement online. Hopefully that will help others after me going round in circles trying to find a solution. Click here to Register a free account now!

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It will give a warning and then just except and allow it to copy files to a floppy disk. Please log in to reply. I am getting Built in HDD Error, this time however it goes past this message and will boot from the recovery cd to the install screen. To join the discussion, please login or register. Preparation Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. Backup, Imaging, Disk Management Ssta. Posted 31 May – Results 1 to 1 of 1. Turns out it must have just been a loose cable somewhere after a strip down to the motherboard and a rebuild it detected the new hdd and so far the install is working.


Posted 02 April – This was until I found one very old post from on another forum, that lead me in the right direction. Posted 03 June – You currently have javascript disabled.

Portege m New HDD Install problem – Windows XP Home and Professional

Once done, load up XP. Now download the f6flpy When done, it should detect your hard drive with no issue and then you can continue to install XP as normal. I downloaded every single driver for this, from Toshiba and not one of them worked, when loaded with F6 on a floppy.

Click on the unzipped Exe file and it will ask you to put in a floppy disk. Edited by hamluis, swta March – Several functions may not work. I tried all of them, including the old versions. The shop was saying sata cable but i don’t know about that plus i can’t find a replacement online. Without error messages of any sort Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled.

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So am posting here and hope it will help others and be easier to find. I have since found out that this is something to do with the portege m having a SATA HDD which is not supported by Xp natively and needing to install raid drivers beforehand.


When disconnecting the power and hdd and then re-connecting it occasionally booted but if sats down would fail to boot again so i figured the hdd was failing and bought a new one. It should work with all XP versions but this is the one I have tested it with.

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Portege m400 New HDD Install problem

As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. So i zata take it back complain and get a refund. I am at a loss as to what to do any ideas? I searched high and low, even on here but no solutions.

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