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Need help with DISC BOOT ERROR

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by biz, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. biz

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    I have an old Sony Viao desktop Over the years both the CD Rom & DVD rom drawers have broken.
    I now have a system boot error & must insert a system disk & press enter to re load all my stuff.....Problem is the CD rom drive doesnt work. I bought an external CD ROM drive but I guess the computer doesnt recognize it.
    I tried inserting the disc into both drives, One drive just grinds & the other nothing happens
    Any ideas/suggestions...(other than throw it out)
    :eek:)
    Thanks
     
  2. dai

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    nothing will boot up........so a memory stick wont work either....
     
  4. dai

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    have you checked the disk is bootable on another computer
     
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    It is not the disc... my computer crashed & I need to reload it...but have no working cd rom drives.
    It's an old computer.
     
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    you will need to get hold of a internal dvd drive

    new ones are cheap these days or a friend may have one lying around
     
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