thank you so much, i will try that too,,, guess we bought the wrong computer, eh?!?!

[QUOTE=zorteks;493266]I have a similar problem.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and i need to re-format my windows XP with my recovery cd. but my DVD drive isn't working anymore so i decided to hook my external DVD-Driver to my pc. When the laptop is on, the cd is well recognized from that source. But my problem now is that i can't find a way to boot the cd from the external cd drive. How do i do it? Or does anyone have a better solution for me to format my laptop given that the internal cd drive isn't working?

PS: I have already installed the latest BIOS Update from Toshiba site but there is nothing new in BOOT devices menu; harddisk, cdrom, removable devices... I thought that removable devices be the right one to boot from usb-driver, but it didnt work :-([/QUOTE]

OMG , HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM, I EVEN PURCHASED A CD ROM ON EBAY, AND THAT DOESN'T WORK EITHER, HAVE YOU HAD ANY REPLIES FROM OTHER FORUMS OR GOTTEN A SOLUTION? I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT FOR 3 YEARS, AND I GOTTA USE THIS TOSHIBA FOR WORK, PLEASE REPLY IF YOU HAVE AN ANSWER,OR EMAIL AT [email]ANEVARC@HOTMAIL.COM[/email]
THANK YOU SO MUCH