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- Vin Miller
January 22, 2006, 6:42 pm
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questions... but here's the deal. Toshiba says that on its newer laptop
models one can play a cd or dvd without booting up the OS.
What am I missing? I can't find anything in the manual. Can't find
anything on the website besides claims that it's possible. But I open
the laptop, the screen comes on, I insert a DVD, it churns along... and
then sits there. I don't see any external controls besides the volume
Same deal with a music CD.
This isn't a crucial issue, of course, although it would be nice. I
have a Toshiba Satellite M55-S135. Thanks!
Re: Toshiba Satellite: How to play cd/dvd without booting OS
I have an M55-S3293 Toshiba and here's what I do.
Open the lid. The computer will still be turned off. On the right side of
the keyboard is a row of buttons with the Power button on top. The next
button is the Internet Explorer button and below that is the CD/DVD button.
Push the CD/DVD button and that will start the player and your display.
When the display is lit, the software will ask you to place a cd or dvd in
This all happens without booting the computer up and running Windows XP.
Essentially the system is functioning as a player only. This is supposed to
save power but I haven't really tested it to see.
There is a diagram of all the buttons on the Quick Start sheet that you
should have gotten with your computer when new.
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