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How to emulate my external HDD as DVD?

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June 17, 2009 7:33:14 PM

My motherboard has an emulation option to emulate USBs as CD/DVD, HDD or Floppy. I copy the files in a CD or DVD to my external HDD (Western Digital 160GB) but it does not work as CD/DVD. What I'm missing?
a c 234 V Motherboard
June 18, 2009 2:02:40 AM

It will emulate a CD/DVD, HDD or a floppy if you use a USB thumb drive. You can't force DVD emulation for a hard disk.
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a c 234 V Motherboard
June 18, 2009 12:32:48 PM

No they are not. Why would you want to use a hard disk and emulate a CD/DVD?
June 18, 2009 12:44:23 PM

My DVD-ROM is dead. I want to install Windows 7 from my hard disk. I found one another way (actually it is for Vista) but I'm gettig error. http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2008/09/how-to-makecrea... It says that botloader or something like that (I do not remmeber exact phrase now) is corrupted.
a c 234 V Motherboard
June 18, 2009 12:56:34 PM

Since you want Windows 7 on it, did you do it from a Windows 7 DVD?
June 18, 2009 1:02:46 PM

Yes. 7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd.iso Accesed it using a virtual DVD-ROM.
a c 234 V Motherboard
June 18, 2009 3:00:10 PM

I never tried accessing boot info from a virtual DVD-ROM, but it should work since VMs can be installed from an ISO file. You may want to try a different procedure, like this one that's a lot simpler: http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!DA410C7F7E038D!1665.entry
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