Laptop won't boot from external CD Drive Tags: Boot CD Drives Hard Drives Laptops Last response: February 8, 2011 8:36 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Jrb599 February 8, 2011 12:02:45 AM My dell Inspiron has a bad hard drive and CD Drive. I have an external drive I'm trying to boot Windows XP from to install on the new hard drive. But it won't boot. Any advice? Thx. More about : laptop boot external drive buwish a b D Laptop February 8, 2011 4:58:23 AM Try going into the BIOS and selecting USB device in the boot order menu to see if that gets it going for you. Jrb599 February 8, 2011 9:11:29 AM I should add I've done that and that didn't work. I also have updated the bios to A09, the latest version. Related resources Could I boot from an external CD drive - Forum Could I boot from an external CD drive - Forum Boot from USB external HD; No CD or DVD - Forum Computer wont boot from CD - Forum Laptop can't boot windows xp cd or usb - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dextermat a b D Laptop February 8, 2011 11:14:12 AM try pressing on f8 or f11 when the computer boot: a menu should pop up and ask on witch device you wanna boot. If it still doesn't work you might have a bad CD / DVD disk Jrb599 February 8, 2011 8:36:35 PM Got it. I had to take out the internal DVD Drive. Plug in the external. And tell it to boot from the internal drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources LInux won't boot on my external HD Forum Desktop HD won't boot when cloned onto Laptop HD Forum Operating System Not Found Hard Drive Damage Won't Boot from Disc Forum Questions about dell inspiron 1520 laptop boot system with cd external Forum My buffalo external hard drive wont let me open my files says it needs formattin Forum Boot from USB external CD /DVD drive Forum Gateway Mx8738 laptop won't boot to bios. Forum Need URGENT help! Laptop will not boot from HDD or CD !! Forum My laptop out of nowhere today won't boot up, it says no bootable device and wan Forum Dell Inspiron 1200 Laptop wont boot reward if fixed Forum Back light or Inverter? Forum Which laptop Forum Laptop for WoW Forum Dead Laptop Forum Picking a laptop, 460m or 5870? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !