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#50191 by yukster
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:27 am
Hi all,

My external optical drive for the Sony VAIO X505VP is broken... and worse, my windows is totally screwed up...

I want to try a BIOS upgrade... hoping that it would include USB boot for my laptop in order to install an Operating System from a bootable USB...

If anyone has alternative suggestions... it would be great... so far I've tried the following, with no success:

1. Rent a friend's IEEE1394 drive

2). Tried PCMCIA DVD Drive

3). Tried PCMCIA USB adaptor + usb stick

4). Tried PCMCIA USB adaptor + usb dvd drive

5). Go crazy :cry:

6). Thinked about installing Linux on another computer and network boot the VAIO in DOS, use ghost, but gave up due to surrealism of the idea. :oops:

Any help would be great...

Thanks a lot!