I have a Toshiba Satellite P25-S609 that has had the disk wiped and XP Pro installed. The CD rom drive has failed and I need to reinstall the OS. I have tried a USB cd/dvd drive and a PCMCIA cd drive and the laptop will not see either one of them. The on board cd rom will not boot and it will not read a cd/dvd. The laptop will see and read any drive I have attached once the OS has booted up. The unit does not have a floppy drive. The external floppy drive I have does not have a matching port on the laptop.
Any ideas on how to restore this laptop?