Re-installing OS on a notebook with no cd rom drive

By ross52066
Sep 18, 2007
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  1. First of all, it's a Fujitsu B series with usb ports. The USB ports work fine in Windows currently and I'm trying to get it to boot from a LiteOn usb cd/dvd rom drive. The bios doesn't show it as an option to boot from but I need it to be. I need to reinstall the OS on this machine asap. Everything is legit, I have a licensed copy of XP going back onto it.


    Thanks everyone.

    -Ross
  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    Just go into bios and under boot or advanced settings it should say boot device, then set your first boot device as cdrom, put xp disk in, restart, install and enjoy.

    Regards Jase
  3. ross52066

    ross52066 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I tried that and when you go into boot devices, cd rom isn't an option. I know the CD ROM works because I have used it on here before in Windows. I just can't seem to boot from it. The only options I have is hard disk and floppy.
  4. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    you sure the ide cable is plugged in correctly?

    Regards Jase
  5. ross52066

    ross52066 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    It's a USB cd rom. It's a notebook computer that doesn't have any IDE ports. Just USB and PCMCIA.
  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    oh sorry got the wrong thread lool...

    is everything plugged in correctly?

    Regards Jase
  7. ross52066

    ross52066 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Yeah, it's plugged in fine. It works when I'm in Windows. I can read cds and Dvd's from it with no problems, it's just when trying to boot to the cdrom it's nowhere to be found.
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