For Big Elf & Jim etc ref Bios and USB dvd drive

  Parklife 12:18 02 Feb 04

Any help always appreciated. Right. Device is artek bkm 52*16. Bios is American Megatrends 062710 07/15/97 (even though the laptop was bought in 2002. Original DVD cd RW was Mat*!@:a Ujda 710 which i cannot get anywhere so bought this usb device. There is no oiption in the bios for usb. In the amibios hiflix setup utilty i have standard cmos and advanced cmos. In standard I can alter the sec master to cd rom, armd, auto and user and not installed. When the original drive faied i had to put this as not installed to boot the pc without a cd rom drive attached. No matter where i put it now it will not find the USB drive as in the advanced set up floppy first, cd rom 2nd, ide-o 3rd or disabled. No sign of a usb device. I have the 6 windows xp floppys but have not yet tried to install xp again using them until I know that the USB driver will be installed for the CD rom drive otherwise I wil not be able to finish off the set up. Any ideas anyone?

  Big Elf 13:25 02 Feb 04

As this is covered in original thread it's better to tick it as resolved and continue with the other one.

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