thats right. the dvd that came with the notebook failed mechanically. i thought i would be clever and just buy another one second hand from ebay. it fitted great and all seemed fine, until i turned on and it just does not see it. i talked to higrade and they said that it needed to be set as a secondary master. and now i am stuck!
That’s not good news, the only reason I want to get the DVD player to work is so that I can re-install win xp prof (at present I only have win xp home) as my laptop is not performing very well and needs a clean install I think.
I have an external dvd USB drive but I think I need the internal drive to work to do the install.
So how do I buy a cheap cd rom that would fit in the slot and work to get the laptop working right again.
Sorry for the garbled message but its really bringing me down and that even before I have tried to re load win xp which I am terrified of.