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CD/DVD Drive went bad and now i can reload the recover disc

\015 Hey i have a 6200 Series i need to reinstall my operating system b/c its not allowing me to get on the internet and im sure its prob a corrupt file or something. My cd/dvd drive went bad a while back so i just use an external but unfortunally the recover disc wont boot from the external. I love my 6200 i have a new laptop now but i still want to keep just to do certain things on it i have added memey to it and all so i dont want to just throw it away. Can somebody please help me with a solution either some way i can change the drive without having to pay $125 for a replacement from the factory. Is there another drive that i can use or something please help me!!!!!\015

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You can do a back up using a pen drive or external USB HD Drive first.
Then install your OS booting from and external device.

Or replace the cd drive for a new one, you will find new drives at very affordable prices on ebay
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