I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2386 that had an issue where it would short when a optical drive was plugged in. Won't have any display or responses with the drive. If I unplug the drive it seems to work fine. My problem is that this system will not boot to a bootable USB, and though it tries to load windows from other laptops drives I don't have any drives from similar enough systems to boot with. Anyone have any ideas on how I can install directly to the hard drive? I did this once with a linux build, and I don't mind going this route again if someone has a suggested linux for this and a way to do it. Or if anyone has any idea how I could create a bootable partition with a windows xp install on it? I considered setting the hard drive as the drive for my usb stick boot utility, but I remember last time I tried something similiar it took quite a bit of tweaking to get it to work.