Dell Vostro 1500 booting from an external drive
by chandy4194 - 9/13/10 2:13 PM
The internal DVD drive of my laptop is broken. It is detected but doesn't work. I would like to reinstall my OS (Windows XP pro) using the Samsung external usb DVD drive that I have. How am I to boot from an external usb dvd drive ? Is there any software that can make my bios detect my external drive ?
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I changed my boot sequence and listed the usb storage devices in the top. However, when I pressed F12 to boot from the external usb drive it didn't list the drive.
Then I tried disabling all the devices except the USB storage devices in the boot sequence and it generated an error saying the device couldn't be found.
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