Toshiba satalite a45-s250 DVD drive failed and Windows crash.

By angelicsoul2525
Feb 4, 2007
  1. Hey, i was wondering if someone could help me out. I have a toshiba satalite a45-s250 and my intrenal dvd drive died. Now on top of that my windows crashed. I was wondering if it is possible to restore windows using an external dvd drive? i have the reboot cd that shipped with the laptop. Please help. thanks!!!!

    Edit: Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    chances are good that you won't be able to boot your system from an external CD, but you can try. CD/DVD ROM drives for laptops, are not too expensive, but the combo writers can run $250+

    I would suggest that you might take the laptop to a repair shop and let them restore your OS and replace the DVD drive
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