The machine (a desktop) that I am connecting the laptop's
harddrive to (via a USB 2.5 case) is running Windows XP.
So, my desktop will recognize my laptop's harddrive (located
in the 2.5 case). My desktop call's it the "F" drive (and calls
it a "Mass Storage Device").
I am able to copy files to the "F" drive (I copied all of the files
from the i386 folder from my windows XP CD including the
setup.exe from the root. Also, my Windows XP CD is not an
upgrade CD. It is a version for people without windows on their
PC and it is SP2).
The problem occurs once I remove the harddrive from
the 2.5 case and then place it into my laptop.
I place a DOS bootable disk (that I downloaded from http://www.bootdisk.com/)
in my a: drive on my laptop. I get
the DOS prompt. From the DOS prompt, I type C: and
I get an error message "Can not access drive".
So, I reboot the laptop and go into the setup mode (by
typing F2). The bios does recognize my hard drive (or at least
it says there is a hard drive installed).
However, I can not access the C drive from the dos prompt.
Do you know what I may be doing wrong?
Thanks again for your time and help.
Edited by eejacket99, 22 May 2005 - 02:42 PM.