Your going to need a USBpro for your laptop to recognize your 360 dvd drive. Also your going to need a ck3pro/ck3i to power on your 360 dvd drive (It helps to have a ck3pro/ck3i when you need to power cycle the drive, Because the 360 as power source does not do this well). You may also need a probe v3 to get your key if you dont already have it.
Either your going to use these tools listed, Or your going to have to find another way of flashing without any of the tools (Which Im not aware of). Its best to have atleast a ck3 & USBpro so that when future CFW's/dashboard updates are released, So you dont run into these problems your having now.