Use new DVDRW drives in the laptops. We have these since laptops are usually worth the 50 bucks the drives cost and then we can boot and install what we want.
I have tried everything. I purchased two Toshiba Satellite laptops at a flea market. Both were said to have virus. I was unable to clean up the system so I formatted them and tried installing windows 2000. No luck, with that or windows xp. I think the problem is the removable cd-rom and 3.5" drive. When I put a cd-rom in it doesnt load but I dont think the laptop is recognizing the cd-rom. Can anyone help?