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REFORMATTED WITH format C:/s
VARIABLY HAVE RECEIVED DIFFERENT ERROR MESSAGES

BAD COMMAND OR FILE NAME
INVALID DRIVE SPECIFICATION
CDR101 - NOT READY READING DRIVE E
ABORT, RETRY, FAIL

THERE ARE TWO CD ROM DRIVES ONE DOESNT SEEM TO BE WORKING

THE OTHER I CHANGED FROM SLAVE TO MASTER DIRECTLY CONNECTED ALLREADY TO MOTHERBOARD

COMMPUTER NOW SEEMS TO RECOGNIZE THE DRIVE IDENTIFIED AS
DRIVER E: = DRIVER MSCDOO1 UNIT 0

PRVIOUSLY I WOULD RECEIVE MESSAGES LIKE NO VALID CDROM DEVICE DRIVER SELECTED
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you can now proceed with the installation at step 8. the formatting is done, so start with A:\>E:\WIN98\setup, after verifying that the drive is properly formatted A:\>dir C:

there should only be one file listed - command.com. note that the cdrom has been assigned drive E:(from your previous post).
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the message in response to A:\>E:\WIN98\setup is

CDR 101 - NOT READY READING DRIVE E
ABORT, RETRY, FAIL

in response to A:\>dir C: it is

FILE NOT FOUND
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try:
a:\>format c:/s

/s makes the drive bootable

to verify success:
a:\>dir c:
command.com should be the only file listed

post back with results. when this is resolved, we will look at the cdrom.
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sorry, I just reread post #16. what error messages do you get when formatting c:?

a:\>format c:/s
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No problem formatting. Problem is on setup as indicated the message in response to A:\>E:\WIN98\setup is
CDR 101 - NOT READY READING DRIVE E
ABORT, RETRY, FAIL
in response to A:\>dir C: it is
FILE NOT FOUND
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THERE ARE TWO CD ROM DRIVES ONE DOESNT SEEM TO BE WORKING

THE OTHER I CHANGED FROM SLAVE TO MASTER DIRECTLY CONNECTED ALLREADY TO MOTHERBOARD

COMMPUTER NOW SEEMS TO RECOGNIZE THE DRIVE IDENTIFIED AS
DRIVER E: = DRIVER MSCDOO1 UNIT 0

PRVIOUSLY I WOULD RECEIVE MESSAGES LIKE NO VALID CDROM DEVICE DRIVER SELECTED


one of the CDs worked in post #16. What has changed?
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in response to A:\>dir C: it is
FILE NOT FOUND


the drive needs to be reformatted if you want to boot up with it.

format c:/s

/s makes the drive bootable

after formatting, enter dir c: and you should see 1 file - command.com
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let's retry from step 3 - it's possible the 'without CD-ROM support' option was selected.

try this sequence:
boot from floppy
at step 3 select the 'with CD-ROM support' option
skip steps 4,5,6
at step 7(/s to make the drive bootable)
a:\>format c:/s
a:\>dir c:
verify that command.com is the only file
at step 8
a:\>E:\WIN98\setup

please post results
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error message is:

CDR101-NOT READY READING DRIVE E
ABORT, RETRY, FAIL
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was the error before or after formatting?

how many cdrom drives are installed?

is there a cd in the cdrom when the error occurs?

if the drive was reformatted, did you see command.com?
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AFTER FORMATTING
THERE ARE 2 CD ROM DRIVES
CD ROM IS IN DRIVE WHEN ERROR OCCURS
AFTER FORMATTING COMMAND.COM WAS THERE AS IT SHOULD BE
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Just replace the power supply if you're not sure...don't mess with it, just replace it.
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is the other cdrom recognized as d:?

if so, then repeat step 3(select with cdrom)
then a:\>D:\WIN98\setup

if d: is not recognized, please describe the cdrom(s) setup.
to which IDE cable is each CDROM connected?
is one on the same IDE cable as the hard drive?
what is the master/slave jumper setting on each cdrom?
can you remember any changes since post #16 where it appeared that the CDROM is E: was recognized?
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THE OTHER CD ROM IS NOT RECOGNIZED AT ALL, IT DOESNT OPEN AND NO LIGHTS ARE ON

THE "E" drive is connected to the mother board. The other cd rom is connected to the "E" drive. Both were jumpered as slave but i changed the "E" drive to master.

The E drive does appear to be recognized and is referred to as DRIVER E: = DRIVER MSCDOO1 UNIT 0

However when I checked the BIOS for boot order it indicated under CDRom "None".
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