Portege M200: Start-up of the SD in HDD external

"M200 Recovery using the floppy disk or SD card
Posted the: August 15, 2005 10:36
I am posting this in the hope that it will help other people seeking to use the CD/DVD recovery, but without a bootable CD. I want to thank the Toshiba of TabletPCBuzz.com forum


for the inspiration of how it was done.

1. you'll need a floppy drive or an SD card over any type of CD player. If your M200 is not working properly, you must also have access to another computer to prepare the floppy.

2. you will need to download a software: IsoBuster
and WinImage
or similar programs.

3. put the CD of recovery in any computer and start IsoBuster. Click on Bootable CD on the left and then on the right you should see a file .img size 1.41 MB on the right. On my CD, it's called harness Boot Record.img. Right-click on it and extract the file. Close IsoBuster

4. open WinImage and then file/open the .img file. This will be your disk with all the drivers on CD you need to boot. The disc, ensure that the floppy A: use is checked then Disk-write disc. Close WinImage

5. connect the floppy and CD drives to your M200 and boot from the floppy. It will take time to find the CD, but it will and you will eventually get the recovery screen.

That's all! If do not have a floppy drive, but have an SD card and a work M200 then Toshiba SD card program will put the .img on the SD card file and you can then start from there.

There is a good chance that this method works for other Toshiba laptops, but I can't verify this"
(author stephem)

This works!

What I want to know is, is it possible to somehow initialization of the SD card and instead of the CD player, it finds my external ide drive hard USB and boot off the windows on that?

Thank you.



I hope after a long time, you will end your problem. Compatible for your M200 Portege are:

(1) Toshiba, PA3352E-SCD2, CD-RW/DVD-Rom USB 2.0 drive
(2) Toshiba, PA3402E-1DV2, Rev.501, USB 2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive,
(3) Toshiba, PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), with a PC Card (16-bit), II, PCMCIA, cable
(4) Toshiba PX1055E-1NST, (Freecom drive), with a BUS of the CardBus CARD, cable II

When you install recovery image remember that this external device has enough power. I recommend to use the external power supply AC for ODD (if available).

I also found some information, you can use:
one) Toshiba, PA3352E-SCD2, CD-RW/DVD-Rom USB 2.0 drive
(b) Toshiba, PA3402E-1DV2, USB 2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive

I hope that you will find on which is the best for you.

Good luck!

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