XP Laptop back

The laptop arrived this afternoon, 10 minutes after the hard disk for the server arrived. The mouse seems to be working ok, I guess time will tell if they actually fixed it (the screen is fingerprint-smudge-less so I know they did something.) They didn’t format the hard disk which is a relief and everything looks good. I’ve even got a sticker to prove I’m virus free 🙂

Laptop returned

As mentioned in the previous post, I had to return my Toshiba laptop for repair yesterday. The mouse has been going haywire and after being told to install the mouse drivers from the Recovery CD (of all the weird places to put drivers – personally I would have put them on the Utility and Drivers CD) and not finding it on either of the supplied cd’s I rang back up and was told they would come and collect it. Didn’t bother telling me how long it would be before I’d get it back though (and I didn’t want to depress myself by asking). Their website says that its a hardware fault so fortunately there was no arguing needed to persuade them to fix it. Shame there was no on-site warrenty purchased though.
Incidentally the nipple mouse is more politically referred to as an Accupoint mouse.

Toshiba boot order

The Toshiba Satellite Pro, 6100 only has a few pre-defined boot order sequences.If I want to have the option to boot from CD but don’t necessarily have a bootable cd in the drive, it will insist on also trying to boot via the lan (which is VERY unlikely to work as I don’t have any boot servers at home or at work so I have to wait for the timeout or press any key. OR I can boot from hard disk all the time and go into the bios if I ever want to boot from cd which is a right pain in the neck. However, the online help says pressing F12 will give me a boot menu (it doesn’t) or pressing C will boot from the CD (it doesn’t). BUT if I press F12 AND C – it boots from CD! And I was meant to work that one out for myself??????Update Actually I’ve found out that pressing the C key until the icons appear and then letting go will boot from CD, likewise pressing F12 until the icons appear and letting go will allow me to navigate through the icons.