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Hello. I have a Compaq Presario 1200TH Notebook which has a broken cd-rom drive, and I want to install Quick Restore (Recover windows Me) from an external DVD drive but the BIOS doesn't support it! Is there a way to trick the BIOS through a Floppy Disk so Quick Restore can start like it did in the good 'ol times?

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Its not possible that BIOS can reject any USB device, you can use USB DVD in case if the BIOS is not accepting it so you can try to restore BIOS. Just go to the BIOS screen and look for the option to reset it. Normally it done by F9. Thank you.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

Testimonial: "I pressed F9 on the BIOS configuration screen and nothing happened, still waiting for a solution."

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  • Alexander P Sanchez
    Alexander P Sanchez Oct 20, 2013

    Comment: The BIOS doesn't support USB.

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    Ankit Oct 20, 2013

    There must be some other option to reset the BIOS, look into the BIOS and there will be a option of Restore BIOS to default, If it will not work then you have to download it from the internet.

  • Alexander P Sanchez
    Alexander P Sanchez Oct 20, 2013

    But why would I want to restore the BIOS to default? I mean that will not help in allowing the PC to detect the External DVD drive

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A PXE-61 error message is most likely a faulty hard disk.
Try reseating the hard drive first and if you still get this error message again then you need to replace the hard disk.
To boot up with the CD you maybe able to press the F12 function key when you power up the laptop, this will bring up the a menu option to select an alternate boot device. If this option is not available then go into the BIOS configuration and change the bootup order and make the CD as the first boot device and the hard disk as the second device. You can can it back later.

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