Laptop won't boot from external CD drive yet internal one is unresponsive
Tried to boot from internal CD/DVD drive but couldn't.i then connected an external CD/DVD drive and still-no success.But when u put in any Cd after logging on,it is not read or it's read after about 20 minutes of speedy spinning. Please, i need your help, thanks.
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Re: laptop won't boot from external CD drive yet internal...
If you want to boot a cd e.g windows xp os disk then you have to go to the bios by pressing del or f2 or f8 ot f10 depending on the motherboard you use. try to find boot option -> boot priority or first boot device.if you find boot priority then select cdrom as first priority . if you find first boot option then also select cd rom. sometime if your disk is not bootable then it won't boot.
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You may need to pull the hard drive and connect to another computer as a external device to format the hardware, but if you can access bios, reset to factory defaults before pulling the hard drive and try again.
Hi, Try to set-up your bios setting need first boot cd/dvd drive.Power on your PC, then press F2 to go bios setting, change first to CD/DVD drive first boot and then insert your cd or dvd operating system.if same problem. try also yung USB external cd or DVD drive.
You can install the operating system using an external CD/DVD drive. for dell systems, make sure you have the external drive connected then when you turn on the computer press F12 to access the one time boot menu. on the boot menu choose the option for CD/DVD drive. after pressing enter it will prompt you to press any key. once you get to the welcome page just follow the onscreen instructions to install a fresh copy of windows
* 3.5-inch floppy-disk (if available)
* USB memory-stick (if connected)
* internal CD/DVD device
* external CD/DVD device
* internal disk-drive
* over your network-cable, by talking to a "network boot server".
When it tries to boot over the network-cable, and *NO* "boot-server" responds,
you get the "check cable connection" and "exiting from P(re)(e)X(ecution)E(nvironment)" mode.
If it cannot boot from your 'C:' drive, and cannot boot from the network boot-server,
your computer responds "no bootable device" and "insert boot disk" (into CD or floppy-disk),
and "press any key" (to try again to boot).
What this USUALLY means is that your 'C:' disk-drive has stopped working,
meaning that Windows cannot be "booted" from it.
Seek help from a qualified technician to trouble-shoot your disk-drive, and/or to replace it, and/or to reinstall Windows, and/or to "repair" your existing Windows installation.
Your computer tries to "boot" from various devices:
* internal disk-drive
* internal CD/DVD drive
* internal 3.5" drive
* external USB device (memory stick, external CD drive, et cetera)
* via your network-adapter -- trying to connect to a "boot-server"
So, restart your computer, and enter BIOS SETUP mode.
Be sure that the disk-drive *IS* listed.
If you want, exclude the "network" boot-device,
since the error-messages that you are seeing are indicating that *NO* boot-server exists on your network.
What the messages *COULD* imply is that there is no media in the CD/DVD drive,
no media in the 3.5" drive, nothing "bootable" connected via a USB port,
*AND* that your computer *TRIED* but *FAILED* to boot from your disk-drive.
That is, your disk-drive either is electrically disconnected (no power reaching it)
or electronically disconnected (the "data" cable is not attached)
or that the disk-drive itself is "dead".
Take your computer to a qualified technician for trouble-shooting.
You may have to replace the "dead" disk-drive with a brand-new one.
it should be bootable flash bios tool that will assist you to remove all the current settings to the original settings. but if you can get the memory flash for toshiba then try running the system in safe mode the see if your usb devices can function then you try booting the system with cd/dvd drive. it should work
it would be easier to use an external dvd/cd drive if in case your internal dvd drive is defective. thereon, you can start re-installing the XP OS using the external dvd/cd drive. hope this will help your problem. thanks