Downloading the Boot Loader to the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client Development Platform (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


Use the following procedure to download and install the initial Windows Embedded CE boot loader on the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client development platform, or to restore a corrupted boot loader.

Be sure to download the latest version of the boot loader to the development platform before downloading the run-time image to the device. To check the boot loader version, see line 2 of the boot loader output. For more information, see Windows Embedded CE Boot Loader Output for the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client Development Platform.

  1. On your development workstation, insert a blank 3.5-inch floppy disk in the floppy disk drive.

  2. Navigate to the %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Platform Builder\6.00\CEPB\Utilities directory and run MakeImageDisk.exe

  3. From the MakeImageDisk window, choose Open.

  4. Navigate to the %_Winceroot%\Platform\CEPC\Src\Bootloader\BIOSLoader\DiskImages directory, and select Setupdisk.144.

  5. Click Start.

    The blank floppy disk will be formatted with MS-DOS 6.22, and then the Setupdisk.144 disk image will be copied to the floppy disk.

  6. Choose Exit to close the MakeImageDisk application.

  7. Copy %_Winceroot%\Platform\T5530\Src\Bootloader\Eboot\Bin\Eboot.bin to the root directory of the floppy disk.

  8. Connect a USB floppy disk drive to the USB port on the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client.

  9. Insert the boot disk that you just created into the USB floppy disk drive that is connected to the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client.

  10. Reset the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client to boot from the floppy disk.

  11. After the device boots, enter these commands at the command prompt:

    • attrib -r -h -s c:\eboot.bin
    • attrib -r -h -s c:\nk.bin
    • copy eboot.bin c:\nk.bin
    • copy eboot.bin c:\eboot.bin

    These commands will copy the boot loader from the floppy disk to the internal solid state hard disk.

  12. Disconnect the USB floppy drive from the HP Compaq t5530 Thin Client.

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