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system recovery on a 6 year old Toshiba laptop with inoperable DVD drive, from an external DVD drive

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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
* model: Toshiba laptop P15 S479 (XP Pro)
* inoperable DVD drive
* computer does not recognize the disk that came with it when using external DVD drive. the   computer says the disk is for the wrong computer but it is the right one.      
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