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just want to know if anybody has any ideas about the following:

i have an old toshiba satellite 430 pro. the bios is really old and only supports booting from fdd or hdd (no cdrom). i dont have the floppy drive anymore (it broke a few years back), and like an idiot, i formatted the disk without thinking.

now i cant do anything with it. the disk is empty, and boots to a DOS prompt. i cannot boot off a cdrom bcs the bios doesnt support it.

anybody got any ideas??
 

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I am familiar with this series of computers (I owned a 460CDT but then it broke), and if I remember correctly, they had a video BIOS which was only accessible through the control panel in Windows. You might want to look around online for any utility that might let you access the BIOS from a DOS prompt.
 

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You can get an adapter to connect 2.5" drives to standard IDE controllers, I have a couple in my closet. I'd just remove the hard disk, copy the installation directory for the O/S of choice to it, and put it back into the system and install the O/S.
 
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