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Hello,

Try this one:
1. look for an external dvd-cdrom drive
2. set you BIOS to boot frm external USB Device
3. Save your settings and exit
4. insert your bootable O/S to the External Drive
5. the notebook should be able to trigger the External Drive
6. just follow the on-screen instruction

Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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