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CD/DVD Cable problem (Probley very easy quesion for you guys)

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Anonymous
June 7, 2011 7:22:53 PM

Basicly I cant install my cd/dvd rom drive because it is ide and my board Asus P8P67 doesnt have any ide slots.

Do I need to buy another cd/dvd rom drive?!?!

Thnx in advance
Anonymous
June 7, 2011 7:28:14 PM

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Basicly I cant install my cd/dvd rom drive because it is ide and my board Asus P8P67 doesnt have any ide slots.

Do I need to buy another cd/dvd rom drive?!?!

Thnx in advance


Also,

Can you boot an os, say, windows xp, from a usb stick?


I need to format and install an os and dont have a floppy or cd working atm...this is painful lol
June 7, 2011 7:33:08 PM

I think vista and 7 support install from a USB stick, never did it from XP but it may be possible.

Yes, you need a new optical drive, there are no internal conversion pieces that I know of. The cost of a DVD ROM drive is under $20.
Anonymous
June 7, 2011 7:36:34 PM

festerovic said:
I think vista and 7 support install from a USB stick, never did it from XP but it may be possible.

Yes, you need a new optical drive, there are no internal conversion pieces that I know of. The cost of a DVD ROM drive is under $20.


THank you for the quick resonse I had a feeling this was the case, KNow any good cd/dvd rom drives which will work fine with this mobo? Ill also try the usb. hell, why not haha!
June 7, 2011 10:33:47 PM

any sata drive will do. Good luck.
Anonymous
June 7, 2011 11:31:01 PM

Thank you very much
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