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jbobst
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎11-22-2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Yoga 2 won't see external DVD drive - usb

Had anyone had success with their Yoga 2 using an external DVD drive to boot from?  I've tried three different DVD drives, both USB ports, and two different USB interfaces (IDE and SATA drives).  I have a bootable DVD but it will not see it as a boot device.

indest
Bit Torrent
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Registered: ‎08-14-2011
Location: USA
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Message 2 of 5

Re: Yoga 2 won't see external DVD drive - usb

You must set removable devices as the 1st boot protocol in the BIOS.

jbobst
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎11-22-2010
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Message 3 of 5

Re: Yoga 2 won't see external DVD drive - usb

realized my problem...The Lenovo DVD I thought was a bootable disk, was not bootable.  I put in a Dell Windows 7 DVD and it at least attempted to boot (got stuck, but it saw it).  Not sure why the Lenovo recovery DVD for Windows 8 disk I have isn't bootable though.

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Registered: ‎12-07-2009
Location: CZ
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Message 4 of 5

Re: Yoga 2 won't see external DVD drive - usb

can i ask you why do you need to run windows 8 installation? the system comes with one key recover function and you could re-install the windows by using one key recover software

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hoptwo
What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎11-22-2018
Location: US
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Re: Yoga 2 won't see external DVD drive - usb

I too can’t attach an external dvd or CD player to my yoga2. The device is not found, you suggested changing theBios . How do you do that.

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