So here is the current situation:
I have an old vaio that I want to put windows XP on. The CD-ROM on the slimdock doesn't work, highly likely to a BIOS issue that has been fixed in the new BIOS. I cannot upgrade my BIOS without windows. Notice the chicken and egg situation here...
So first I though, thinking not in windows terms, well I can just plug the hard drive into the extra laptop with the broken screen with it hooked up to my external monitor and install windows there. Then I can transfer it back to my VAIO, which I had done several times with linux.
But ALAS! There is no such luck as the problem referenced in: http://www.geekstogo...ot-t119053.html
has taken over.
The solution there seems to be to run the windows repair from the CD-ROM to reconfigure the hardware/driver setup (it's not a disk error, I checked), but we know where that leads!
Does anyone have any suggestions?
My latest idea was to use a crossover cable I have to hook it up to the desktop and use that DVD-ROM and share it over the network, then use a PXE boot, The desktop has windows and linux.