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I have a HP 6730s. I tried install Windows 7. But the DVD isn't working, cannot boot from the disk.Should I do BIOS updade, how? Please help me! Thanks.

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If the dvd isn't working at all then this isn't a BIOS problem, it's hardware - the dvd unit has failed. You must replace it - a repair shop will ask you about $100 for the new unit and the labor.

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