There is an option to boot from USB in BIOS so I would think so but not tried it. I can't use the CD to either boot from or copy the data as the drive just ejects it for some reason which is why I want to try USB. Reading through the link it would seem that I need to download an ISO file and put it on the USB drive if I understand correctly.
Lots of PC problems lately. I will try to elaborate
on the original problem in case there are other solutions. W7 failing to boot
or taking ages to do so and then
incredible slow to do anything at all or just freezing.
Tried to re-instal from the CD but it just keeps
ejecting, tried 2 different CD drives.
At one point there was an error message relating to memory.
tried running the Windows memory checker
and it said OK but problem persisted.
Tried to run Memtest overnight from a bootable
CD but once again in just ejects and says no disk in the drive.