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CD/DVD not recognized BIOS wont boot from USB

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  1. slash9814

    slash9814 Thread Starter

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    I have a Toshiba Satellite a85-s107 running Windows XP Pro, I have no floppy either

    I cannot get the cd/dvd to be recognized even after reinstalling all of the drivers from the rescue cd using an external cd/dvd drive

    If I could just get this dinosaur to boot to the external CD/DVD I'd be golden

    My only choices in the bios are;
    CD
    HDD
    LAN
    FDD

    Any ideas??
     
  2. TacticalSniper

    TacticalSniper

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    I don't seem to understand your problem.

    You say your Windows doesn't recognize the DVD drive, right? Why do you need to boot off the DVD drive, then?
     
  3. slash9814

    slash9814 Thread Starter

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    The system is not recognizing the INTERNAL dvd drive, I'm trying to boot to an EXTERNAL USB dvd drive
     
  4. TacticalSniper

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    Okay. Can you get into BIOS? Can you see the DVD drive there?
     
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