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Boot and start usb cd-rom with tablet pc

J Bruurmijn
Occasional Visitor

Boot and start usb cd-rom with tablet pc

Is there a possibility to boot from a usb cd-rom drive and map it in dos? I want to boot from cd-rom after that start ghost and recover an image I created from the tablet pc with several program's installed.
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Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Boot and start usb cd-rom with tablet pc

J:

Depending on model, there may be a BIOS upgrade you could apply to help matters. Please post your model number.

Thanks.

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
J Bruurmijn
Occasional Visitor

Re: Boot and start usb cd-rom with tablet pc

My Tablet is the TC1000, my cd-rom is a compaq external multibay for this tablet.
Ron Kinner
Honored Contributor

Re: Boot and start usb cd-rom with tablet pc

Check if your BIOS settings (assuming you have such) mention Legacy USB. If so make sure it is enabled. Then check the boot order.

Ron
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Boot and start usb cd-rom with tablet pc

Here's a link where you can get the latest BIOS and System Enhancements Disk for your system (as well as many other updates):
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/Compaqtabletpc/us/locate/97_5344.html

Also, if you want to install/upgrade SSM (System Software Manager), go here:
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/im/ssmwp.html

Don't forget to go to the Windows Update website and download/install all Critical and Recommended updates.

HTH

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
J Bruurmijn
Occasional Visitor

Re: Boot and start usb cd-rom with tablet pc

I have solved the problem with a usb_cd.sys this was what I was looking for, now I can load ms-dos and start the cd-rom player. This works fine for me!