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Rebuild I'm trying to rebuild a Toshiba 3490CT. I dont have a CD drive nor a FDD. How can I reinstall Windows without these?


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I have that laptop, and i haved the same problem.

This is the procedure i take, it is a little hard, but for me works:

You need: a Floppy Usb Drive, and a Dos Win98 bootable floppy disk (google Boot98se.exe). A copy of Windows XP. A desktop computer (may be needed).

First, you need to format the laptop's hard disk and copy msdos system files (MSDOS command: format C: /q /s). Then copy the I386 folder to hard disk and run C:\\I386\\Winnt.exe from the msdos system you installed. And then just finish the installation of XP.

I hope this solves your problem. Sorry for my bad english.
A PCMCIA CD drive will work, but only some models. Toshiba makes one, and it would be your best bet.
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