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Cannot restore Operating System files to Averatec 5110p,DVDfail?

\015 Unit crashed OPsys first, got Knoppix bootable CD to run fine for awhile, but one day, would no longer boot from CD. Tried to install Linux on hard drive-failed; managed to get DOS Command.com&Win98 screen on C: drive, but won't do anything more. Can't get unit to recognize D:drive(DVDplayer/burner) No luck with external DVD burner/player with USB entry; No luck with Linux boot on USB memory chip either. Installed A:drive with USB connect-would not recognize in SetUp. No way to install parallel A:drive, lacking ports. Finally got another old hard drive that came from a laptop and looked similar to present one, running Linux. Installed this hard drive and booted to Linux, but could not recall password nor use this version of Linux. Do not know much about Linux, having run only Knoppix with X-Windows on this machine before when it worked properly. Tried to remove DVD player to get new one, but could not find method to get it out. Got all screws out of bottom of laptop, but DVD would not come out. Put unit back together successfully, losing only one screw to bottom. Unit ran as before, booting C:, not recognizing D: Baffled at moment, suspect issue with DVD still. C: only has command.com, can not figure out how to install any more DOS files. Was going to try USB link from another laptop, but doubt it will work, as USB chips not working. Struggled with this machine before but forgot what I did. I think I got it to fdisk and put Win98 partial, but not able to restore with orginal Averatec restore disks, which it won't recognize. SetUP works shows mem & hard drives OK.\015

Answers :

Hi,

An alternative; why force the issue? If the laptop will only boot on the HD C:, why not make C fully bootable with DOS. Remove the HD in question from the laptop, fit it to a 2.5 IDE/SATA to USB adapter; hook the combo to a USB port of another PC running Win98SE, parition/format FAT32, copy 98 installers to a temporary directory. Remove, install in laptop, boot, install 98.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.
Sir/madam,

Your OS is corrupt. U need not worry about the dvd player. If the OS is corrupt u need not play the dvd drive, usb all the things and the DVD-ROM is not to open. So don't worry that other things. First try to repair the OS with your original cd's. if the original cd is also corrupt, try to reinstall the OS with 2 or 3 times. It will be OK. If it is not worked? u need to connect the other laptop of ur drive and ghost the OS. Try to repair / reinstall with connecting other laptop harddrives. Better to Install windows XP.

thanks
good luck


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