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External cd rom drive ?

I HAVE AN ADVENT 7014 LAPTOP.BECAUSE OF MY LAZINESS IN SWITCHING IT OFF BY JUST PULLING OUT THE PLUG IT HAS EVENTUALLY CRASHED ON ME.I WOULD USE THE RECOVERY DISC BUT HAVING DROPPED SOMETHING ON THE KEYBOARD IN THE PAST THE CD ROM ** LONGER WORKS SO CAN**T USE THE DISC.WHAT I WANT TO K**W IS IF THERE IS AN EXTERNAL CD ROM I COULD PURCHASE TO PLUG INTO THE LAPTOP SO AS TO BE ABLE TO USE THE RECOVERY DISC?.

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  • dentavac Mar 10, 2008

    thanks for the reply.one more question! and i dont know whether this is a catch22 but if i connected an external dvd/cd drive to the laptop would i have to download its software for the laptop to recognise it before it worked which would be impossible because of the laptop crashing or could i plug it in and use the recovery disc straight away? if that makes sense ?

    thanks phil

  • dentavac Mar 10, 2008

    hi yet again

    i have purchased a securdisc external super multi dvd rewriter to try and solve this rebooting problem .in my last question to you i told you that i wanted to use the recovery disc on my laptop but the dvd/cd does not work so hence the external drive .i asked if the software had to be installed and you said it doesnt but i have set it all up and all i am getting is insert boot diskette in A and press any key when ready .when i do that all i get is Searching for boot record from cdrom - not found! Any ideas?

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Dear Dentavac,
Yes there are tooo many brands available in Market, who offers External USB DVD/Cd Roms . you can purchase it from any reputaded IT Store.
my suggestion is , you can go over there and ASK them for LACIE External Drive.

Cheerup and Be Happy Always

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  • Akshay Choudhary Mar 10, 2008

    Dear ,
    you don't have to install any software for this ,you can use this drive as a USB Drive. it will work with your normal windows.

    Cheerup

  • Akshay Choudhary Mar 11, 2008

    Dear Dentavac,
    you are on correct path, well its mean your notebook recognise ,this External drive as a first boot drive , its fine now you have to insert your Recovery CD/DVD and reboot it , if you got same eroor"insert boot diskette" then you have to insert a bootable Cd/DVD . i mean Operating system's Disk.

    Carry on.

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