additionally, the bios does not have settings for a usb boot. there is no floppy drive.
short of buying a new cd/dvd player, i thought that i might attempt to yank the hard drive and put it into another laptop; create two partitions; copy the winxp installation files to the active partition and then hopefully boot to that partion and install winxp on the second partition.
can something like this work? is that all too convoluted? is there a better alternative?
Edited by markkal123, 07 March 2008 - 08:07 PM.