how to install an operating system on my formatted hard drive from an external cd/dvd rom drive?


  • Hi there,
    I recently have formatted the hd and tried to reinstall the operating system on my computer. For some reasdon the optical drive is not working so i have to make use of an external cd/dvd-rom drive. I went as far as getting into the Bios function but i can't get it to work. Computer keeps telling me that  no oprating system can be found.
    Could you please help?
    Thank you so much
    Friday, October 09, 2009 5:44 AM

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  • Hi,

    What you need to do is from BIOS make changes under Boot Option and move up USB Device.


    just before main BIOS screen switch to Windows one please press F12 to swith to Boot Menu and choice USB device. However, be aware that F12 doesn't always work with all Computers. Bu the idea is to jump to Boot Menu.

    Bart Kurowski IT Suport Analyst MCP, MCST, MCITP, Getronics UK
    Friday, October 09, 2009 1:20 PM