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External CD Rom on laptop

By codan ·
I have wiped my Laptop and are now wishing to reinstall an OS but cannot get my External CD Rom to work. Have installed the DOS Drivers for it, do I need to load USB Dos drivers a well ? Also having problems with the A drive reading from floppys is this a software problem as well?
I have loaded all the command coms etc to C drive and it now boots to C: but thats it can't get any further. HELP!!!!!!!!!!

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by JackOfAllTech In reply to External CD Rom on laptop

How is the drive connected to the laptop. If it's USB and the manufacturer didn't provide special DOS drivers, you're going to have a tough time getting it to work.
I would look around for a small Used PC shop and try to find either a PCMCIA or a SCSI drive (with a SCSI to Parallel adapter). I use both of them as necessary.


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