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Reistalling windows on a laptop with no internal drives

jhson114 asked
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
i have the sony x505. this laptop has no internal cd drives and no floppy drive also.
i'm having issues with the computer not loading windows so i must do a fresh windows install.
the laptop only has usb 2.0 ports, firewire, and pc card slot. i purchased an external dvdr drive
but the computer doesnt recognize it during POST probably because it cant load the drivers.
i also purchased external floppy but the computer does boot to it either. i'm checked the bios for
usb boot options but i could not find any. only boot options i found were
- Optical Drive
- Floppy Drive
- Hard Drive
- Network
you move those options up and down the list to get the devices to load from top of the list to bottom
now since the computer has no internal drives whatsoever i assumed that the above option are for
external devices but none of them seem to work. is there any way to reinstall windows? help please.
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