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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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  • jesjac Jun 20, 2008

    i had tried all that before and still there was no improvement.but when i try to boot another computer(a desktop) from the same external CD drive, it's accepted.

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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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