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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

    Sep 7, 2003
    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


    Mar 12, 2002
    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

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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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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