Posted by: Anonymous
on November 06, 2007 09:21 PM
Many firmware upgrades for say the PC BIOS are often distributed as bootable images that can be burned to CD-Rom or copied to a USB memory stick and booted (usually they use something like FreeDOS for a low cost and small bootable OS).
For things like DVD drives, some vendors do this, some don't and you may have to put the drive in another PC temporarily.
I have heard of windows bootable Live CDs (like a windows version of Knoppix). Something like http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ might work for that as well.