I have an old Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo-D CY 20 laptop that I bought in 2000 or 2001. 1ghz Intel Celeron processor, 128mb RAM, and a 10gb HDD. It runs Windows ME. My wife is going to the university next year so I thought I'd try to fix the laptop up just for her to surf and write on, basically. The HDD is fried so I have to replace it. This is where it gets tricky. I have all the original recovery discs, drivers, etc, stored on CD-ROMs that came with the computer. Replacing the HDD is easy enough, but I can't run the recovery discs since the CD-ROM is fried as well. I thought about booting from a USB memory, but the BIOS doesn't support booting USB devices. I've been searching for a BIOS update which, if I'm lucky, will let me boot from USB, but I can't find any BIOS updates either... Also, I have a very old external USB CDRW that I bought loads of years ago when the internal CD-ROM malfunctioned, but I still can't boot from it since the BIOS won't detect it when booting. Also tried fixing a network for easier access to the laptop and maybe a network install, but I'm not that lucky. When the HDD fried, some of the Win system files were damaged, so when I try to setup a network connection, I get the BSOD... So, any idea on how to fix this? Haha!