USB CDROM or DVD-RAM drive install Windows Me

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August 4, 2009 at 06:35:25
Specs: Windows XP
I have a DVD-RAM drive which is built-in when I bought this laptop. And also I bought an USB CDROM too. When I tried to install Windows Me into my computer, my both drive TOTALLY doesn't recognized by the Windows Setup! I tried on USB CDROM drive, and it also gives the same result. How do I solve this problem? (OAK CD-ROM is the exact driver that Windows Setup gave me when I tried ro install but they couldn't find my drive!!!HOW???)

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August 4, 2009 at 09:53:50
If the Laptop uses SATA Controllers as opposed to IDE/ATAPI then ME will not natively support.

External USB CD must be BIOS Bootable to be usable, is it ?

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August 4, 2009 at 23:07:45
Dear MWCC,

Yes, my USB CDROM drive is bootable as I changed the settings in my BIOS to boot from USB CDROM and it successful. But my Windows Me Setup cannot find my USB CDROM driver and thus the Oak Technologies CDROM driver cannot be loaded.

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August 5, 2009 at 02:11:05
If the USB CD Drive is bootable you should not need any drivers, the BIOS should emulate IDE.

You never confirmed wether or not the Laptop uses IDE/ATAPI or SATA Drive Controller !!

It may be that the Laptop is just too new for a 10 yearld MS-DOS based Operating System ???

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