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July 21, 2011 5:17:26 PM

Hi, What I am looking to do is have to ability to boot up a desktop with a bad cd/dvd drive or no cd/dvd drive with a second computer. I basically want the bios of the desktop to recognize my computer as a usb cd/dvd drive. I'd like to do it through usb because there are more bios' that support usb rather than lan.

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July 27, 2011 5:44:27 PM

You can use an external IDE/SATA (depending on the type of CD/DVD drive you have) to USB converter. Remove the CD/DVD drive from the second computer and then put it in the converter case and use that to boot.