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08-10-2012 09:02 AM
When i connect the external drive it is being connect to a usb port. When i go into the setup of the laptop it does not show an external drive being connected to the usb port. My cd drive that came with the laptop does work, i tried it in my laptop, but on my daughters machine the cd drive is not being shown on the computer or in Device manager. I upgrade out laptops from windows vista 32 to windows 7. The drive was working and one day my daughter went to go burn a cd and thats when we found out it is not showing on the computer. Her p/n is FE653UA#ABA - dv6910US. I tried everything to get the drive to show up on the computer but had no luck, that is why i purchased an external drive. The drive i purchased is an HP 8x external dlim muliformat dvd/cd writer.
I now need to figure out how I can boot from this external drive, can anyone help me?
08-10-2012 09:12 AM
This document is not for you notebook but I would like you to try the section that talks about upper and lower filters. You should also read the rest just in case. If clearing the upper and lower filters doesn't work, try hitting the F9 one time boot menu and see if you can select the external device there.
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08-10-2012 09:20 AM
Have you checked in the Device Manager to asee if all devices have drivers loaded?
Have you tried the Microsoft Fixit for DVD/CD drives?
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