Hello, I have the above machine and it was becoming unstable, so I thought I would simply reload xp....(in hindsight - a hideous idea). Basically, after the initial reload of XP the system showed an error along the lines of "error in partition cannot continue". When I restarted the laptop, an error message "error loading operating system" appears.....I can f10 (bios - but does not facilitate DOS operation) and f12 which is a Network Boot up option. I have tried starting the XP disk in the drive as well but get the same error. I do have a external floppy drive but not sure if it works or not....I have tried to create a MS Dos boot floppy disk but it would not read - "disk I/O error - replace the disk" (I created this from another machine)....I don't know how to create one on CD. I was lead to believe by someone that if I could get dos up and running then I can run a scandisk....and then I should be able to run the XP Pro disk after that.
Any help will be much appreciated....if I can resurrect this laptop it be dedicated to running data and ftp for my sons weather station.