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Default New External DVD won't boot - 10-11-2009, 02:01 AM

So I bought a Samsung "Slim" external USB DVD Writer, with the hopes of being able to install another OS (maybe XP again) and dual boot.

The drive is recongnized through windows, but will not get recognized on boot, meaning I can't proceed.

Anyone experienced this?

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Default 10-11-2009, 02:11 AM

Does it work correctly on a different computer?


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Default 10-11-2009, 02:29 AM

Er, yes it does.

And what is more, after re-plugging it into my Mini 10v, it is being recognized on boot.

Um, I don't know what to say.

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Default 10-21-2009, 07:55 AM

occasional failure is nothing, as long as it will not happen again.


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Default 11-06-2009, 07:38 PM

Do you need to adjust the boot sequence in the computer's bios? So it doesn't boot straight from the HD?

I've had to do that with my other lappies, just haven't needed to on the Mini yet.


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Default 11-07-2009, 03:40 AM

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Do you need to adjust the boot sequence in the computer's bios? So it doesn't boot straight from the HD?

I've had to do that with my other lappies, just haven't needed to on the Mini yet.
You can change the boot sequence in the BIOS and you can even disable devices there. Your mini also offers a 1 time option, F12 on the 10v and 0 if I remember on the mini9 which you press while the Dell logo and progress bar is on the screen. Gives you a menu of devices and you use the arrow keys to pick which one. It won't override a BIOS setting of off.


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Default 11-07-2009, 05:59 PM

Make sure "Legacy USB" is enabled on the BIOS Advanced page.


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Default 11-14-2009, 08:04 PM

had the same issue I change the BOIS to boot from the CD/DVD first and all worked.


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Default 11-18-2009, 04:34 PM

I had to disable the SSD in order to get the CD to boot, even with the CD drive at the top of the boot order. Then once Windows Setup restarted, I had to go into the BIOS options and re-enable the SSD in order to continue the setup. A bit of a pain, but it did the job. Maybe the Mini 10v's BIOS is better at detecting optical drives.


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