The problem I am having is with my girlfriends old HP Omnibook 6000. The laptop crashed before I met her (couldn't even get into safe mode), she lost her resource CD, and of course I told her I could fix it (ha...help). Her computer came without a floppy drive so I removed her HD and placed it into my older Gateway model to write zeros to it (w/GWSCAN). That being done, I swapped the HD back into her system, changed the boot order, and installed an XP disk into her CD tray. When I rebooted her system I received the message "Operating System not found".
Her laptop ran '98 and I'm wondering if her BIOS won't support XP (the HP website didn't have any conclusive data to sway me either way), if that is even possible. And, if that is the problem, how do I install a new BIOS in her condition without a floppy?
I am mainly stumped due to the fact that the boot order is first to boot from the CD/DVD drive, and then to the HD...what am I missing?
Side note: the BIOS recognizes the HD
Edited by tstackpi, 29 July 2005 - 05:52 PM.