I have installed WinXP on a 6Gig laptop HDD (used adapter to PC), slapped a 256MB SODIMM in too. When it boots, I get about six char. of garbage with the gateway logo. From what I understand, this means it does not auto detect an IDE device...i even tried putting the old RAM in, and even disconnected the modem and mini PCI NIC just in case there were squirly conflicts...have tried flipping cable around too...any idea's
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Same problem as that other guy trying to boot from a CF. It seems your laptop drive was possibly not made bootable, although if you installed on your desktop it must have been bootable at some point, humm...
The other problem I see is that having installed on your desktop it isn't going to be taylored for the GCT.
What I would do is hook up the laptop drive to a desktop, make two partitions in the HD. On one just put the contents of Win98 install CD after having done a sys x: for good measure.. On the second partition put the install files for WinXP or Win98. Then plug it back into your GCT and install from there.
You do have one of badflash's iOpener cables too, right ? A standard 44pin cable will NOT work on a GCT but you probably knew that.
Good luck !
Pretend the Connector is Soldered onto the wrong side of the mainboard.
This would cause Pins 1 & 2 to be reversed
( Plus Pins 3 & 4, 5 & 6, 7 & 8, .........43 & 44 )
You Need a Cable with each Pair Reversed to switch it back to Standard.
http://www.BADFLASH.COM can Sell You the Cable.
(he uses 2 connectors, side by side, & If you use 1 row of each, it works)
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