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Selling computers without hard drives. Can I load a program from disk that will load up to show it is working

I am looking to sell some of my computer systems (tower, monitor, and accessories) at a garage sale. I have removed the hard drives for security reasons though. Is it possible to have some kind of operating system or program load up via floppy disk or CD to show that the tower, monitor, and all accessories are in working order?

Asked By: Captain F - 9/13/2007
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As everyone else has stated, a live cd would enable you to use your computer without a hard drive. Before doing so, you would need to alter you bios. This is accessed during the point and time in which your computers logo is showing, ie dell/gateway/ ect... It can be accessed by one of many possible commands such as... More
Answered By: Brian S - 9/14/2007
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You just create a boot disk.
Answered By: Cloudcity CC - 9/13/2007
 
try a linux live cd, but... as long as it posts there should be no problem
Answered By: Billy James - 9/13/2007
 
Of course, there are CDs called liveCDs, and u can load the OS from the CD, or from the USB flashdisk, u can try to search "download liveCD images" from yahoo! search, and u may find one, then burn it to a CD, and boot ur PC from the CD. there are liveCDs for linux and windows, so download whichever u like ;)
Answered By: Aslan K - 9/13/2007
 
http://www.bootdisk.com/ download and burn a bootable cd from the site
Answered By: Guv`nor - 9/13/2007
 
Yes, just download Knoppix and make a 'live' linux CD that will run from the CD drive. No hard drive needed. You will need to have at least 256 MB or RAM installed, IIRC. There are other live distros you can use that may be easier on RAM.
Answered By: ForbiddenPC - 9/13/2007
 
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