Having problems with your Toshiba A75-S125 Satellite Notebook ?

CD/DVD player not working

\015 Someone deleted a bunch of the Windows files including the NTLDR, i went to do a repair or reinstall of XP to find that the CD drive isnt working. When i looked in the BOOT section of the BIOS the H.D. has a + next to it. When you click the + it gives you details about the hard drive, should i have a + next to the CD-ROM/DVD drive? The system doesn't have a floppy, is it possible to use a USB flash drive as a removeable device? I have unseated and reseated the CD player, as well as blowing it out with canned air (out of the laptop) i made sure that the CD was my 1st pick in the bios, and used F12 and picked the CD but though it lights up and tries to read it, it doesn't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx Dennis\015

Answers :

You have done all the things to try and get the CD drive to work, but it looks like your CD/DVD drive has died.
\015\012Best thing is to get another CD/DVD drive, make sure the connector on the drive is the same as your old one.
\015\012You need an operating CD/DVD drive to install Windows, unless you can get the BIOS or F12 to boot up from the USB port. The USB stick needs to hold all the Windows files.
\015\012But then sometime you need a working CD/DVD drive.
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