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How do I recover my win 7 on a Netbook with no cd/dvd drive

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March 10, 2012 12:34:40 AM

I have a toshiba nb305 netbook without a cd/dvd drive. my backup was interuped. I was trying to clone my drive. when I tried to recover it I get the "no bootldr" error. I have tried to set the boot to an external cd/dvd but it does not recognize the cd/dvd. I only get the "no bootldr" everytime. How can I recover the C drive so I can reload my win 7. Im considering removing the HD and using it as a second drive in another computer and trying to format it. I would prefer not to open the case. is there any other solution? I havent tried to install an OS on a thumb drive and try to boot that way, will that work? Hellllllllppppppp
a c 371 $ Windows 7
March 10, 2012 2:50:08 AM

Sounds like the boot order may not be properly set in the BIOS

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a c 371 $ Windows 7
March 10, 2012 2:51:02 AM
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March 10, 2012 12:11:43 PM

Thanks for your reply Area 51. I did it that way and it worked.. the boot order in this netbook is set to usb as the first boot. anyway I got Win 7 Installed with no hassels, thanks again for your reply
a c 371 $ Windows 7
March 10, 2012 6:38:38 PM

Your Welcome.Thanks for using the forum!
March 17, 2012 12:22:39 PM

Best answer selected by hammar66.
a c 371 $ Windows 7
March 18, 2012 1:12:18 PM

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