Even if a donor from another laptop.
I've got a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5816 that has been acting pretty sluggish and I wanted to restore from the recovery discs. However, it has a broken internal DVD/CD drive.
I don't have time to get it replaced seeing as my father (the user) has to return to Iraq soon. So, I bought an external DVD drive (LG) to attempt to reinstall the OS from the recovery discs. It refuses to boot from the drive, even after I set it to boot from a USB drive, and even a CD/DVD drive in the BIOS. I'm lost as to what to do now, I've only got a day left to try to fix it. Googling about the problem has revealed the possibility that it must be an internal drive, or an external DVD drive made by Toshiba.