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I am unable to boot from the Samsung SD-R6572 optical drive installed in my Toshiba P25 laptop running XP. BIOS is set for the CD to boot first, and CD is selected when boot selection window appears (after F12 key), and it still wont boot from the XP install disc, or Toshiba recovery disc. Is this a problem with this particular drive?

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Hi! I believe that the problem will be on the optical drive. The lens maybe dirty and not able to read the cd causing it to skip the boot sequence. Try running a cd lens cleaner on the optical drive to clean the lens and tell me how it goes. Hope this helps and have a good one!

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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  • loumudd Jul 14, 2010

    Thanks, cleaning was the only thing I hadn't tried yet. I'll clean both the drive and the disc-s and let you know how it goes.

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    dj_relly999 Jul 14, 2010

    Sure thing. Good luck!

  • loumudd Jul 14, 2010

    I was hopeful, but cleaning did not solve my issue.

    Could it be a corrupted BIOS and is there a way to reset the mother board? I would update my BIOS, but I think I must start from a CD, unless there is a way to do it from a PCMCIA Flash Card.


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    dj_relly999 Jul 15, 2010

    Alright, If no luck on that, I suggest that you remove the battery of the motherboard and let it sit for atleast 3hours. Insert the battery again and reboot the pc then tell me how it goes.

  • loumudd Jul 17, 2010

    Sorry, I've been busy with other projects.

    I don't know if the laptop motherboard has a battery, or a reset switch. I've downloades a service manual so I can find out. If I remove the laptop battery with power disconnected would that do the same thing, or do you think I have to find a mobo battery?

    If this doesn't work, I'm guessing that my optical drive is on the first legs of its demise.


  • dj_relly999
    dj_relly999 Jul 18, 2010

    Well the truth is, even if you disconnect the mainboard battery it will still fail for the optical drive is the one failing.



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