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System not booting, DVD/CD drive not working. How do i boot from external USB CD drive. The setup did not show USB in the bios, it has CD ROM LAN FDD and HDD but not USB. I am wondering is this is possible at all Raghu

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Newer models come with a boot mode using usb memory, older ones might have none... try updating your bios.

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