Install windows XP using USB stick
Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:36 PM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:13 PM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:37 PM
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingc...ive diagnostic)
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:55 AM
I do not recall any diagnostics that will boot from a USB.
You may have to place in a USB enclosure to do this.
EDIT: Info on booting from a USB
Barts PE to USB
Edited by 123Runner, 26 June 2010 - 06:02 AM.
Posted 26 June 2010 - 09:54 PM
Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:58 AM
What type of a hard drive is in the netbook? Is it SATA or IDE?
Then what is the connection in your desktop? SATA or IDE?
I suspect that it is a SATA drive in the netbook so you would need a 2.5 inch sata connection on that end.
Now it depends on what you have available in the desktop.
Your best choice would probably be a USB enclosure that would accept a 2.5 inch SATA drive.
You create the diagnostic CD and then boot the computer.
NOTE: Take a look at the Barts PE to USB first. It may have a drive diagnostic on it.
Posted 28 June 2010 - 03:24 PM
Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:00 PM
So, since you only have the netbook dive attached to your desktop it should work.
You need to set the desktop to boot from CD.
Be warned: If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool. In this case you can try the seagate diagnostics because that sometimes works.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:06 PM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:53 PM
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