Satellite A20---is it possible to boot from external burner
I have a satellite A20 and the dvd-cd internal burner has cease to work so I canot use the recovery discs.Is it possible to boot from an external burner that is connected to the usb port?? all other inquiries that I have made are negitive.The only boots that show in the BIO are-FDD>CD-ROM>LAN>HDD HDD>CD-ROM>LAN>FDD FDD>HDD>CD-ROM>LAN HDD>FDD-CD-ROM>LAN CD-ROM>LAN>FDD>HDD
CD-ROM>LAN>HDD>FDD. I hope that I can be helped BILL
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Hi, Try to set-up your bios setting need first boot cd/dvd drive.Power on your PC, then press F2 to go bios setting, change first to CD/DVD drive first boot and then insert your cd or dvd operating system.if same problem. try also yung USB external cd or DVD drive.
Hello, before you do anything drastic, my computer crashed and on reboot said the same thing. After panicking (and a cup of tea), I found the bios had defaulted to booting from the wrong disk. All was ok after I set the bios back to boot from the correct disk again. Hope this helps! best wishes, nicam49
it should be bootable flash bios tool that will assist you to remove all the current settings to the original settings. but if you can get the memory flash for toshiba then try running the system in safe mode the see if your usb devices can function then you try booting the system with cd/dvd drive. it should work
To ensure the CD/DVD is clean please try booting from a known working PC, from what you are describing it may not be your CD drive
If the same thing happnes on another PC then it is the CD/DVD that is faulty, however if it works, then you can try to hook up a external drive, the laptop may defualt to it after trying all the other options i.e. CD rom drive, HDD etc
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it would be easier to use an external dvd/cd drive if in case your internal dvd drive is defective. thereon, you can start re-installing the XP OS using the external dvd/cd drive. hope this will help your problem. thanks
Normally when this happens, what one should look out for is the possibility of it happening again. Like desktops peripherals such as disc drives would have connections internally. If you can have them checked out if there were loose connections. It could also be faulty internals that will break down soon such as ICs in the drive.