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I need to reformat my laptop but i cannot get the cd/dvd to go i have tried to reinstall the drivers but it says it cant find them and i cant get them off the disk as the cd player isnt working many thanks Jan

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  • j_holly Oct 23, 2008

    Thank you for answering my problem so quick



    many thanks Jan

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    EXACTLY THE SAME


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U can purchase an external CD-ROM via USB. If your laptop is new enough it should be able to boot from a USB device.

G'luck

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    My Pleasure =]

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