Booting from External Drive

Sony / 1525
February 12, 2009 at 04:21:21
Specs: Windows Vista, 2G
I have a Sony Vaio Laptop.

I'd like to get it to startup from a Cd or memory stick as the CD drive is broken.

Can anyone tell me the key command to get it to do this.

I went into the bios, but couldn't find the option to boot from an external drive. Only floppy, HD, CD or Network.

With my Dell using Vista, I can choose to boot from a memory stick or other external drive.

Any help appreciated.


Thanks


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#1
February 12, 2009 at 04:56:58
"'d like to get it to startup from a Cd or memory stick as the CD drive is broken." Why do you want it to boot from a CD if the drive is broken?

Why do you want to boot from an external device in the first place? :)

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 12, 2009 at 05:03:06
CD Drive broken


Cheers


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#3
February 12, 2009 at 12:47:13
I suggest that you byte the bullet and replace the Broken CD drive with a DVD-RW drive.

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#4
February 13, 2009 at 04:43:49
If the CD drive is broken, then you won't be able to boot from it.

So, I ask again. Why do you want to boot to an external device?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#5
February 13, 2009 at 05:05:35
Hello

I'd like to wipe the HD completely, with something like DBAN, and I think I need to boot from a CD or memory stick to do this.

But if you can suggest another way, please let me know.

Thanks


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