Question about Toshiba Refurbished TECRA 510CDT P133/32MB/2.1GB/CD/TFT (PA1232UT2A) PC Notebook

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I bought a reburbished Toshiba Tecra 510CDT. It came without windows installed. I can't get it to recognize CD drive to load windows program. How can I get it to acknowledge the drive? Is there something I can add to the autoexec, etc., to get it work right?

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Have you tried to going  into ther setup screen and make sure it is turned on in the BIOS?

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In bios put the boot sequence so that cd is first when computer as to boot from cd click enter after installing xp - use drivers downloaded here (if u dont have the cd) - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1073769787&rpn=PA1232U&modelFilter=510CDT&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768664&selModel=1073769787|PA1232U

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