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x5quarei7

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hello.

i didn't want to start a new thread because I am having the same problem. The computer is a "special" kind. Its supposed to be a cash register for a restaurant but it has similar features than a regular pc. it has a 5 GB Hard drive. It has Phoenix BIOS 6.0 installed. The problem is I cannot install an OS because the thing doesnt come with any drives. NO cd rom, no Floppy. It does have 2 USB ports, a serial port (printer port). In the BIOS it says it can detect legacy floppy drives, or PC cards (dont know what these are). I have external drive (BACKPACK cdrom) that I want to use to boot this. I am trying to instal win 2000. It should boot automatically because I have booted other computers. When I connect the backpack drive it should give me the option to boot from it? I dont know what to do guyz. Please help me out.


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SO.... you're saying you want to fix a 5GB cash register?? ok, this is odd.

Ok, your external CD drive is a USB drive, correct? because if it is, well unless your BIOS supports booting from USB drives then i guess your external cd drive option is a dead end now, you might find it usefull to find an upgrade to your BIOS if it's more than 1-2 years old, that new version (if available) might support booting from external drives, i'll look into it.


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thanks for the reply... i was wondering how can i load a new BIOS if i can't connect to anything external?
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Floppy drive.
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cant detect a floppy drive either bud... i am stuck in a bad loop.
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I split this topic off from the original topic in which you had posted. Please start a new thread when you have a problem. Thanks and good luck. :whistling:
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