Can this motherboard and BIOS boot an external DVD player?

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I am looking to buy a NO-OS computer to load my own Vista on it. The motherboard and its info is below. I'd like to know if I can boot off of my external DVD drive because the computer would only come with a CD drive and I also don't want to go over my budget by adding and internal DVD drive. Can you tell my looking at the information below? I'm not to familiar with BIOS and motherboards. However if this question is answered I'd be able to do the rest and installation on my own. Thanks

Ecs P4m800pro-M Lga775 1066fsb Dual Core


Product Type: Motherboard ECS P4M800PRO-M Ver.(1.0A)
Form Factor Micro ATX
Width 24.4 cm
Depth 24.4 cm
Compatible Processors Pentium 4, Celeron D, Pentium D
64-bit Processors Compatibility Built-in
Processor Socket LGA775 Socket
Multi-Core Support Dual-Core
Chipset Type VIA UniChrome P4M800 Pro / VIA VT8237R Plus
Max Bus Speed 1066 MHz
Storage Controller ATA-133, Serial ATA-150 (RAID)
Power Connectors 4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector

Installed Qty (Max Supported) 0 ( 1 )

Supported RAM Technology DDR SDRAM, DDR II SDRAM
RAM Installed ( Max ) 0 MB / 2 GB (max)
Supported RAM Speed PC2700, PC3200, PC2-3200, PC2-4300

Graphics Controller VIA UniChrome P4M800 Pro
Video Memory Shared Video Memory (UMA)

Audio Output Sound card
Audio Codec Realtek ALC655
Sound Output Mode 5.1 channel surround
Compliant Standards AC '97

Telecom / Networking
Networking Network adapter - VIA Tahoe VT6103L - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet

BIOS Features DMI support, APM 1.2 support, ACPI 1.0 support, Hyper-Threading Technology, Multi Boot

Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s) 1 processor - LGA775 Socket
2 memory - DIMM 184-PIN
2 memory - DIMM 240-pin
1 AGP 8x
Storage Interfaces Serial ATA-150 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin Serial ATA - 2 Device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1
ATA-133 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC - 4 Device(s)
Interfaces 2 x audio - line-In - 4 PIN MPC
1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 PIN IDC
1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25)
1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9)
1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
1 x audio - line-In - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm
Additional Connectors (Optional) 4 x Hi-Speed USB

Compliant Standards Plug and Play, ACPI, APM 1.2, WHQL
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