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Reinstalling Windows 2000 on Fujitsu Stylus 3500

 
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jens198
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:32 am    Post subject: Reinstalling Windows 2000 on Fujitsu Stylus 3500 Reply with quote

Hi,

I own a Fujitsu/Siemens Stylus 3500 with a 15GB harddrive. I bought the device with preinstalled Windows 2000. A few weeks ago I had some severe problems with the windows installation (several system files were missing while booting the device) and I decided to format the harddrive and reinstall windows. Well, and that's my basic question. How the heck can reinstall windows to that beauty?

The main problem is, that I can't get the thing booted from a floppy drive or cd-rom. USB pluged in devices are not recognized as a boot device. Neither a floppy drive that's connected to the floppy port of the tablet pc it self.

After these first tries I pulled out the harddrive, installed it into my laptop (which has of course a built in CDROM), booted from the windows cd and installed windows. Everything went fine till I reinstalled the harddrive into the tablet pc -> windows crahsed in the middle of the boot process. Seems like it's a problem when you install windows on a different machine.

So, can anyone give me some advices on how to get windows on that thing?

Any help welcome.

cu
Jens
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows installs are different based on certain hardware, IE you can't just switch the HDD into a different machine. Certain hardware, Motherboard for sure, isn't "plug and play" and will require a fresh re-format.

I would reccomend trying to get your hands on a bootable USB drive. Try checking some other sites that may cover that, or if your like me go to Best Buy, Buy one, use it and then tell them it [b]wasn't[/b] bootable and return it =P Of course I got lucky the first one I tried was bootable and the person working there didn't know what was going on so just took it back easily.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I move OSes into other machines several times a year, I don't think it's necessarily doable in this case, because the trick is to boot the setup cd and run an in-place repair install after the move. It's probably best to do a fresh install, anyway; I just can't be bothered.
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