Toshiba Laptop 440 CDT

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A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba Laptop 440 CDT.It
starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.

I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading windows 95 only to
the welcome screen, not desktop.

What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but this laptop has no
floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.

Any comments how you would proceed at this point?

Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive does not bring up its
Install program.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Start the machine and access the bios (try typing F1
    during the boot sequence).
    In the bios, change the boot sequence and put the CDROM
    as higher priority then the Harddisk.
    Save settings and exit.
    Now insert the CDROM and reboot the machine... it should
    now boot from the cdrom first...
    Hope it helps,
    JR
    >-----Original Message-----
    >A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba
    Laptop 440 CDT.It
    >starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.
    >
    >I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading
    windows 95 only to
    >the welcome screen, not desktop.
    >
    >What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but
    this laptop has no
    >floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.
    >
    >Any comments how you would proceed at this point?
    >
    >Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive
    does not bring up its
    >Install program.
    >
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Thanks a lot. I shall try. Is it not unfortunate that we have no standard.

    I tried Delete, I tried F2, I tried Control, I tried Alt.

    Now I shall try F1. Thanks a lot for response.

    "JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6c5101c4cdae$26880af0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > Start the machine and access the bios (try typing F1
    > during the boot sequence).
    > In the bios, change the boot sequence and put the CDROM
    > as higher priority then the Harddisk.
    > Save settings and exit.
    > Now insert the CDROM and reboot the machine... it should
    > now boot from the cdrom first...
    > Hope it helps,
    > JR
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba
    > Laptop 440 CDT.It
    >>starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.
    >>
    >>I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading
    > windows 95 only to
    >>the welcome screen, not desktop.
    >>
    >>What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but
    > this laptop has no
    >>floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.
    >>
    >>Any comments how you would proceed at this point?
    >>
    >>Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive
    > does not bring up its
    >>Install program.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Well, F1 does not get me to BIOS. On my own Toshiba laptop it is F2, but
    that also does not work on this laptop.


    "Ritter197" <Ritter197@Comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:w9WdnWpr3Z8X2wDcRVn-gg@comcast.com...
    > Thanks a lot. I shall try. Is it not unfortunate that we have no standard.
    >
    > I tried Delete, I tried F2, I tried Control, I tried Alt.
    >
    > Now I shall try F1. Thanks a lot for response.
    >
    > "JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6c5101c4cdae$26880af0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Start the machine and access the bios (try typing F1
    >> during the boot sequence).
    >> In the bios, change the boot sequence and put the CDROM
    >> as higher priority then the Harddisk.
    >> Save settings and exit.
    >> Now insert the CDROM and reboot the machine... it should
    >> now boot from the cdrom first...
    >> Hope it helps,
    >> JR
    >>>-----Original Message-----
    >>>A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba
    >> Laptop 440 CDT.It
    >>>starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.
    >>>
    >>>I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading
    >> windows 95 only to
    >>>the welcome screen, not desktop.
    >>>
    >>>What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but
    >> this laptop has no
    >>>floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.
    >>>
    >>>Any comments how you would proceed at this point?
    >>>
    >>>Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive
    >> does not bring up its
    >>>Install program.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>.
    >>>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    You will have to create a bootable floppy CD. The Win 9x disks are not
    bootable.

    On a working machine, goto http://www.bootdisk.com/, download the
    appropriate bootdisk. (You may have to create a boot floppy or use WinImage
    to extract the image file). Now use your favorite CD burning utility and
    create a bootable CD. Specifiy the image that you downloaded from the
    website or boot floppy.

    Corey H


    "JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6c5101c4cdae$26880af0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > Start the machine and access the bios (try typing F1
    > during the boot sequence).
    > In the bios, change the boot sequence and put the CDROM
    > as higher priority then the Harddisk.
    > Save settings and exit.
    > Now insert the CDROM and reboot the machine... it should
    > now boot from the cdrom first...
    > Hope it helps,
    > JR
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba
    > Laptop 440 CDT.It
    >>starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.
    >>
    >>I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading
    > windows 95 only to
    >>the welcome screen, not desktop.
    >>
    >>What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but
    > this laptop has no
    >>floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.
    >>
    >>Any comments how you would proceed at this point?
    >>
    >>Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive
    > does not bring up its
    >>Install program.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    It has no Floppy Disk, as I stated before. Unfortunately.


    "Mr Helper" <mrhelperMAPS@nycap.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:R99nd.2847$1u.2129@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    > You will have to create a bootable floppy CD. The Win 9x disks are not
    > bootable.
    >
    > On a working machine, goto http://www.bootdisk.com/, download the
    > appropriate bootdisk. (You may have to create a boot floppy or use
    > WinImage to extract the image file). Now use your favorite CD burning
    > utility and create a bootable CD. Specifiy the image that you downloaded
    > from the website or boot floppy.
    >
    > Corey H
    >
    >
    > "JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6c5101c4cdae$26880af0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Start the machine and access the bios (try typing F1
    >> during the boot sequence).
    >> In the bios, change the boot sequence and put the CDROM
    >> as higher priority then the Harddisk.
    >> Save settings and exit.
    >> Now insert the CDROM and reboot the machine... it should
    >> now boot from the cdrom first...
    >> Hope it helps,
    >> JR
    >>>-----Original Message-----
    >>>A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba
    >> Laptop 440 CDT.It
    >>>starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.
    >>>
    >>>I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading
    >> windows 95 only to
    >>>the welcome screen, not desktop.
    >>>
    >>>What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but
    >> this laptop has no
    >>>floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.
    >>>
    >>>Any comments how you would proceed at this point?
    >>>
    >>>Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive
    >> does not bring up its
    >>>Install program.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>.
    >>>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Practice your scales like a piano player to include all the F'ffin keys, not
    forgetting the Esc and Del keys. I am sure it will be one of them. Have you
    got pianist fingers? That will help.
    --
    choro-nik
    ********
    "Ritter197" <Ritter197@Comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:RrWdnZd_r54GzQDcRVn-hA@comcast.com...
    > Well, F1 does not get me to BIOS. On my own Toshiba laptop it is F2, but
    > that also does not work on this laptop.
    >
    >
    > "Ritter197" <Ritter197@Comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:w9WdnWpr3Z8X2wDcRVn-gg@comcast.com...
    >> Thanks a lot. I shall try. Is it not unfortunate that we have no
    >> standard.
    >>
    >> I tried Delete, I tried F2, I tried Control, I tried Alt.
    >>
    >> Now I shall try F1. Thanks a lot for response.
    >>
    >> "JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6c5101c4cdae$26880af0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Start the machine and access the bios (try typing F1
    >>> during the boot sequence).
    >>> In the bios, change the boot sequence and put the CDROM
    >>> as higher priority then the Harddisk.
    >>> Save settings and exit.
    >>> Now insert the CDROM and reboot the machine... it should
    >>> now boot from the cdrom first...
    >>> Hope it helps,
    >>> JR
    >>>>-----Original Message-----
    >>>>A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba
    >>> Laptop 440 CDT.It
    >>>>starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.
    >>>>
    >>>>I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading
    >>> windows 95 only to
    >>>>the welcome screen, not desktop.
    >>>>
    >>>>What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but
    >>> this laptop has no
    >>>>floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.
    >>>>
    >>>>Any comments how you would proceed at this point?
    >>>>
    >>>>Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive
    >>> does not bring up its
    >>>>Install program.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>.
    >>>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Download the Win98SE bootdisk from here
    http://www.mirrors.org/archived_software/www.bootdisk.com/winfiles1/boot98se.exe
    Open this file in WinImage (http://www.winimage.com), click FILE-> OPEN, now
    click FILE-> SAVE AS. Give it a name and set the filetype to .IMA. click
    SAVE. Close WinImage.
    Open NERO Burning Rom(http://www.ahead.de). At the NEW COMPILATION dialog,
    select CD-ROM (Bootable). Click on the BOOT tab and select the image file
    radio button, then BROWSE. Select your image file that you converted from
    above. Uncheck the expert settings checkbox. Now click the NEW button.
    Now burn this to a CD.

    You now have a boot CD.

    On my Toshiba laptop, if I hold ESC as I turn on the computer, I'll get a
    keyboard error, press F-whatever to enter setup. Try that to enter the BIOS.

    Corey H


    "Ritter197" <Ritter197@Comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:bdudnZV1xK-42wDcRVn-gg@comcast.com...
    > It has no Floppy Disk, as I stated before. Unfortunately.
    >
    >
    > "Mr Helper" <mrhelperMAPS@nycap.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:R99nd.2847$1u.2129@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
    >> You will have to create a bootable floppy CD. The Win 9x disks are not
    >> bootable.
    >>
    >> On a working machine, goto http://www.bootdisk.com/, download the
    >> appropriate bootdisk. (You may have to create a boot floppy or use
    >> WinImage to extract the image file). Now use your favorite CD burning
    >> utility and create a bootable CD. Specifiy the image that you downloaded
    >> from the website or boot floppy.
    >>
    >> Corey H
    >>
    >>
    >> "JR" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6c5101c4cdae$26880af0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Start the machine and access the bios (try typing F1
    >>> during the boot sequence).
    >>> In the bios, change the boot sequence and put the CDROM
    >>> as higher priority then the Harddisk.
    >>> Save settings and exit.
    >>> Now insert the CDROM and reboot the machine... it should
    >>> now boot from the cdrom first...
    >>> Hope it helps,
    >>> JR
    >>>>-----Original Message-----
    >>>>A friend of mine ask me to take a look at her Toshiba
    >>> Laptop 440 CDT.It
    >>>>starts Windows 95 but never gets to a desktop.
    >>>>
    >>>>I cannot get it to go to Safe Mode and it starts loading
    >>> windows 95 only to
    >>>>the welcome screen, not desktop.
    >>>>
    >>>>What I wanted to do is install a windows 98 upgrade but
    >>> this laptop has no
    >>>>floppy drive and I cannot use a rescue floppy.
    >>>>
    >>>>Any comments how you would proceed at this point?
    >>>>
    >>>>Putting the windows 98 se upgrade CD in the CD drive
    >>> does not bring up its
    >>>>Install program.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>.
    >>>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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