have a T-Book CF-28P 800MHz which is refusing to play ball...
I bought it already loaded with XP Pro and with no FDD or optical drive and it had been working fine (if somewhat slow) until I had the brainstorming idea of nuking the 30Gb HD and sticking in a 160Gb upgrade.
Boy oh boy, was that ever a bum move?
..... more than 9 months later, after more hours and various Forum posts than can be remembered, (on one thread alone, we are on Post 94!) I have arrived here seeking some help and advice.
The problem is that upon Boot, it just stalls - after the Panasonic logo or Bios, - on a blank screen, with a flashing cursor in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
I have now tried removing the Ram and Battery, various different hard drives, as well as multiple installs of each of Win2000 (the original system but not orig discs), Win98, XP Pro and Home, Lubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 11 LXDE, Peppermint 3 and others. I have run Boot-repair various times with no errors being shown, and just don't understand why I can run forever from a Live CD, with all the graphics and modem working fine, yet we cannot seem to pass the first step upon Boot. ????
I can only imagine that this is a hardware problem. perhaps created by the DVD Rom/caddy that I purchased in January in the false hope that it would resolve the install problems?
Thanks in advance.