XP install woes in an old Toshiba tablet notebook
I've got a problem with an old Toshiba tablet notebook.
For one reason or another, against better advice (isn't it always the way!) I wiped this notebook as the OS had become so cluttered it was beyond any reasonable repairs.
This was managed by sticking the XP disc in and taking it from there. XP installed and then promptly blue screened, and hasn't worked since.
This notebook has no internal CD ROM, and is so old refuses to acknowledge a non-Toshiba USB CD ROM drive, so a simple OS install from scratch is out of the question.
I've tried moving the HDD into another notebook, formatting and letting the XP installation files copy to the HDD, then turning it off and putting it back into the tablet before it reaches the GUI stage. This always causes a BSoD.
I've tried copying the XP CD to the HDD and running setup from DOS, which failed.
I've made the four XP boot floppies, as the tablet will boot off a Toshiba branded USB FDD, however it always crashed on Disc 3. Regardless of how many times I've remade the floppies, so I've discounted a bad set of discs.
The only other thing I can think of trying is WDS, however we use Ghost and have no deployment server setup. Obviously this is something I'd like to try, but I haven't got time at the moment to play with it.
Can anyone think of something else to try in case I've missed something blindingly obvious?! :D