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160,not 250 won't work. comp won't even see it, even after disc install

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I couldn't find drivers for this peice of **** on the simple tech website, just try plugging it in over and over again until the drive sees it. I have problems with this too and that seems to work... Make sure you don't have all your eggs in this basket.

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What is a BIOS setup? Where do you go to find? How do you do this. ?

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Go to bios setup select to boot cdrm or cdrw and install windows

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