Having problems with your Compaq Presario R3000 Notebook ?

R4000 will not boot, I think HD is bad. Is there any online manual to show how to take apart to get HD out? Also are there updates to BIOS so that I can boot from USB [now only floppy, cd, HD or network]. Is there any way to run laptop without a HD, by using an external HD [these are cheaper and I have afew extra ones]. Thank you Steven


Answers :

Yes u can run a usb from the boot menu

u will have to configure the bios.........

u may have to make some changes to ur external hard disk
u will have to use some ones comp to do these aas urs is not working...................

i got this from the net and this should work

Make your flash drive bootable using Bart's mkbt util:
\015\012http://www.nu2.nu/mkbt/ | Alt: mkbt20.zip\015\012\015\012Put a bootable floppy disk in your A: drive or create one using Windows.
\015\012Download mkbt20.zip and unpack to to new temp folder you create.
\015\012Go to the temp folder.
\015\012Extract the bootsector from the bootable floppy disk. eg Open a DOS Window and go to the directory where you extracted MKBT.\015\012Type: \015\012
\015\012mkbt -c a: bootsect.bin \015\012
\015\012The boot sectors from the bootable floppy disk have just been saved to a file in the temp folder you created. \015\012
\015\012Format the flash drive in FAT or FAT16. \015\012
\015\012Copy the bootsector to the flash drive. Open a DOS Window and go to the folder where you extracted MKBT. Type:\015\012
\015\012mkbt -x bootsect.bin Z:\015\012
\015\012"Z" represents the flash drive drive Letter. So if your flash drive has another drive letter, then change the "Z" accordingly.\015\012
\015\012Now you can [grin] "should" be able to copy the utils you need to the pen drive.\015\012\015\012\015\012

\015\012

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