Cannot start Portege M200 from SD card

Hello

I recently bought a used Portege M200 and I'm unable to install an operating system.

The situation: I got the laptop with a trial version basis of win XP Home Edition I couldn't use. It would not boot from external dvd player usb I bought, so I installed a linux system hd with the laptop from a friend, then install via this machine (this method does not work with windows however).

After reading many articles from those who have encountered the same problem, I decided to go and trying to boot from an sd card, which offers various possibilities to install windows.
I tried a lot of things, but still could not boot from sd.
I use an SD card of 2 GB Panasonic class 4.

-Toshiba sd-utilities (AFAIK) only work on toshiba windows machines, so that they are of no use to me
-People say that place an image of a boot on the SD disk, naming $tosfd000.vfd or $tosfd00.vfd (tried both) would make the case, but no.
-When switching to FDD-> HARD drive boot order->... or using the third option in the toshiba start screen green led beside the card reader will Flash once, but then directly boot linux from the HARD drive.

Specifications: Toshiba Portege M200, 2 GHz, bios is ACPI v.3.01 (which is a little confusing because the version the most recent that I found for the portege is 1.8)
If someone messed up the bios in installig a version that is not compatible with my laptop?

any help much appreciated!

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Hello

really strange case, but one of the first suggestions would be to try another SD card because it is possible that the card is not recognized correctly.
A good idea would be to try some transcend cards... but just try another card and give a feedback if it worked.
It would be really interesting if it works...

See you soon

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