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Dell Latitude 610 boot up to usb cd rom

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by codan, Sep 7, 2003.

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  1. codan

    codan Thread Starter

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    Well its like this, all is not good at this point !!!!!!!
    1: can't boot up from disk , all I get is it asking for the location of the COMMAND.COM INTERPRETER
    2: Once I do get it to boot what do I need to get dos to recognize the external CD ROM that is connect to the USB port, so that I am able to install Win XP.
    3: Or is there another way to connect the external ROM to the laptop rather than using the usb port.

    Your help on this matter would be greatly accepted.
    cheers CODAN:confused:
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy codan...

    You might try here Bootdisk, download the XP boot disks, once downloaded, double click on the downloaded file to create the floppies...
     
  3. Triple6

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    You'll also likely need to download specific USB CD-ROM drivers for your model of CD-ROM and add them to the bootdisk if the XP bootdisk don't detect the CD-ROM.
     
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