I purchased a new external Samsung DVD writer which is not being detected on startup by my Dell Inspiron laptop.
However, if I attach it to a different Dell model, a Sony laptop, and my desktop machine it works fine.
I've tried updating the BIOS of the Dell laptop but it hasn't had any effect. I don't want to have to buy another DVD writer so I welcome any suggestions for things to change on the laptop in order to support the DVD writer on startup.
Note that I can use it once the laptop has completed starting up.