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Bootable CDs are not working with my new DVD writer


I having a problem with my acer TravelMate 230 laptop. Recently I have fixed a DVD write which is PHILIPS SDVD8441. My problem is, in my laptop bios it’s not detecting the DVD writer and when I use a bootable CD and when I select the CD-ROM to boot it’s not detecting the bootable CD. Although when I booted on to WIN XP it’s detecting the DVD writer and I can use it with WIN XP without any problem. My BIOS version is A01-A0R. I assume that my laptop BIOS is old or cannot detect this DVD writer. Do I have to upgrade my BIOS or please check on this and give me a suitable solution.

Your earliest response in this regard would be appreciated.

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Re: Bootable CDs are not working with my new DVD writer

Try to update your BIOS first, then call me in the morning.

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