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09-08-2005, 04:01 PM
hello, i am a reseller of merchandise. i recently received 4 gateway m1300 tablet pcs, that seem to be a couple years old. my question is when i boot up it says no operating system found. i have the software, but am curious how to get it on the pc. i know you can use an external cd drive, but does it have to be a certain one?, and how do i get it to boot off the cd drive without being able to install drivers? i am very confused, any help or advice i would much appreciate thanks alot
09-08-2005, 10:15 PM
You need a Motion CD/ROM player and the Motion Recovery Disc. When you start up the tablet it will recognize the cd player and start loading the drivers etc necessary to install the OS. Apparently the drivers for the CD player are loaded during this initial start up. I had to do a full recovery and found out the hard way that I had to have a Motion CD player and not some third party one. Motion support will inform you of this if you call them.
09-09-2005, 02:16 AM
do you know where i can find these for cheap? thanks alot
09-09-2005, 02:39 AM
you can try ebay or tech for less. I believe tech for less has one for about 70.00 which is more then half the price from Motion. However, keep in mind that the tech for less one's are firewire which will work on Motion 1300 and 1400 tabs but not on the newer Le1600.
09-09-2005, 09:37 AM
The Addonics USB and firewire CD players do not allow you to boot from them; I learned this by trial and error.
Try to get a motion one.
09-09-2005, 01:25 PM
i cant find any motion drives, can someone please give me a link to one, or one that will boot this thing, so i can try to purchase one, thanks again guys for your help
09-09-2005, 05:02 PM
Do a Froogle search or Google for "Motion Computing CD" or try http://www.alltp.com/store/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=6
09-10-2005, 05:01 AM
can only find drives for m1400, do i need a certin model number?
09-10-2005, 05:06 AM
in the bios it gives me an option to boot from a cdrom, i think these pcs are pretty old, does thi make any kind of difference
09-10-2005, 08:35 AM
motion computing customer support, wouldnt help meand they told me to call gateway, but gateway offered no help either. there are some drives on ebay, will u check them out and let me know here are the links http://cgi.ebay.com/GATEWAY-TABLET-PC-M1200-M1300-EXT-DVD-CDRW-COMBO-DRIVE_W0QQitemZ6798940116QQcategoryZ31546QQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem and http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6800624951&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&rd=1
09-10-2005, 10:05 AM
Just make sure the ! symbol is not in front of the CDROM entry in the BIOS.
09-10-2005, 10:51 AM
are those drives in the links above okay?
09-10-2005, 09:42 PM
My Gateway-branded M1300 has no problem booting from a NEC ND-3520A DVD writer in an external enclosure. The enclosure uses the inexpensive Prolific chipset that supports both USB and Firewire, and I used the USB connection. I did not try the Firewire connection. I think any ATAPI standard-compliant optical drive should work.
09-11-2005, 03:16 PM
just wanted to let evryone know i booted from a generic external drive from walmart, and was successful, thanks for all the help
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