A reboot later, everything seemed fine, but about an hour later it happened again, accompanied by lots of unpleasant clicking.
The HDD's failing, I can get it to boot to windows if I'm lucky, but usually nothing.
I removed the HDD and it appears that I can boot from the network. Does anyone know how to pull this off? I have an XPPro disk that I can install on this machine (either from the CD, or I can install it to one of my network HDDs and install t from there.
The HDD that was installed in the Viewpad was a Fujitsu MHR2020AT, 20GB, 4200RPM HDD. The cheapest identical replacement I've found is $71. Do you think it would be worthwhile to go for a 5400 or 7200RPM HDD instead,or do you think I'll have some heat/power issues (The viewpad runs hot as it is!).
So here are the options I have after I get a replacement drive:1. Reinstall Windows over the network
2. Buy a docking station for $100+ and reinstall from CD
3. Restore an image (backup) of the old system using the network or CD as above. (If I can find an old image)
4. Install the old and new HDDs on one of my desktops and attempt to copy the image of the old to the new
I'd really like to do the net install, can anyone talk me through it?
Edited by jrfuda, 06 October 2004 - 08:04 PM.