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Toshiba Tecra A3X Not Booting from USB CD ROM

I am having Toshiba Tecra A3X series laptop. Its DVD writer is not functioning properly. For this reason I bought an external USB HP DVD writer. Due to some reasons, I have to restore Windows XP from the original Toshiba Tecra A3X CD's which came with the laptop. But, I am not able to boot the laptop from the external USB writer. Also, I could not find any settings in the BIOS for the same. Can anybody help please.... !

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Your laptop is apparently unable to boot up off an external usb source. Only newer equipment has this provision in the bios. Since you cannot boot up from usb the only way you can recover your unit or do a clean reinstall or repair of xp is to replace the internal drive that is allegedly defective.

Replacing the optical drive is fairly easy and does not involve massive disassembly of your laptop. And any cheap drive will work provided it has the same physical configuration as the old one.

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