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USB DVD player isn't recognized

I have a powered hub that I have attached a DVD writer/reader to. The hub is also connected to my Dell Venue Pro 8 5830 running Win8.1. I can use this DVD writer/reader while in Windows 8.1 to burn a Macrium Rescue Disk. I've also been able to play videos with the DVD writer/reader while connected to my Dell tablet.

I want to be able to boot into the DVD player if I ever need to use my Macrium Rescue Disk to restore a saved backup image.

When I go into the bios to make sure that the DVD player is selected first, it is not shown in the list.

How do I set the Dell tablet to boot into the DVD player if it isn't shown in the Bios boot up list?

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Me too.

For some strange reason on one setup I can't use the hub. Most likely power related. No biggy.

I connected it directly and I'm done.

NOW I DO SEE WHY YOU WANT TO DO THIS AS IT"S A TABLET. Because this is that, I think you need to get back to Dell to see if they have a solution. Make it clear that you are serious about this. That is, if they can't show a way to restore the tablet, then you want t a refund.

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Power supply?

You say you can't use your hub probably because of power.
Is your hub powered (separate wall wart) or is it just being powered by the USB connection?
If it has a separate power supply, what is the amps?
I'm looking at getting a powered hub and hoped that maybe that would solve this problem.
As for Dell, I have sent them a tech support request so we will see what they say.
In the mean time...if anyone has a similar Tablet and has gotten a portable USB DVD player to be recognized...please let me know what you did.

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Sorry no.

It's just a guess. I had 2 USB ports (some Asus W10 tablet with keyboard and another port so I used that to get it done.

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