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soulmate 02-11-2007 06:17 PM

dell latitude csx cant detect the external cd drive
 
I came across this great site looking for advice about my dell latitude csx and found Williams Wilson article, (Installing windows xp without floppy or cd drives) excellent,But before I go down this route can anyone tell me how I can get my laptop to recognize the external cd drive which attaches to the right side of the laptop I think it is known as a modular bay? I need to do this from the start so i can reinstall the OS the bios cant detect the cd drive or modular bay ???
Thanks Soulmate

William_Wilson 02-12-2007 09:26 AM

the csx does not support booting from a usb or other external device, thus my painful experience of about 4 months trying every option before breaking down to the method described in the tutorial.
In your bios you can check all the options, but i doubt it will be there, but if there is anything that speaks of external boot or usb boot, turn it on, then go to your boot order, and place this device in the first slot and hard drive in the second slot, and presto you'll be installing in no time. Otherwise your stuck with my method, or finding another laptop (with a cd drive) that fits your laptop's hard drive for the method explained within the of the tutorial.

soulmate 02-12-2007 10:38 AM

Latitude csx
 
Cheers William I think I will try your method you can kiss goodbye this
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