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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:38 pm 
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My Old Thinkpad x31 HDD has died Have bought a new a fujitsu 80GB but cannot get external cd rom to boot up win xp cd to do reinstall. Not that much of a computer buff so answers as layman as you can please


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:42 pm 
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Did you boot to BIOS and set it to be able to boot from OTHER or EXTERNAL or USB? I forget the exact wording it uses.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:44 pm 
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Alternately just hold down F12 at the boot screen and select the external drive.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:40 pm 
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Hi There Cheers for info have getting sorted something wrong with old usb cd rom replaced it all sorted now many thanks


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