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Default Do these usb dvds show in bios to reinstall system - 11-19-2009, 10:53 AM

Hi. I recently have bought a Mini 10v, please could someone let me know if these to usb drives listed on the dell website are recognised in the bios for re installation of xp, its just that an lg one i borrowed does not get shown in the bios. The drives are: Buffalo Portable multidrive Part number A3158615 manufacture part DVSM-PN58U2VW priced at 37.22 pounds and Dell optical drive kit part no 429-14477 priced at 60 pounds. Again are these shown in the bios before you load the operating system, press F2 to gain access to bios. Thanks.
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Default 11-20-2009, 07:29 PM

I don't know if these show up but with any usb dvd drive you should be able to hit F12 and boot from it.

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Default 11-21-2009, 09:38 AM

Thanks for you reply, however to boot from a device it has to be listed in the bios for computer to boot from it. Thanks.
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Default 11-21-2009, 12:59 PM

Check that optical drives aren't disabled in the BIOS. On the Mini 9 at least, you can disable boot devices in the BIOS, then they won't be listed in the boot device menu.

Also, for what it's worth I've booted off a recent LG USB DVD burner on my Mini 9.

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Default 11-21-2009, 04:10 PM

Mine boots from an LG also.................

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