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Cant load windows, DOS Errors HELP


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Monomania

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Built a new computer

Boot disk and windows cd's dont seem to work, when I enter the boot disk I get the following message:

CD-ROM Device Driver for IDE (Four Channels Supported)
©Copyright Oak Technology
Driver Version : V340
Device Name : TOMATO
No drives found, aborting installation


Device driver not found: 'TOMATO'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected
A:>



have tried setting CDROM to priority in BIOS etc, no clue.

Any help appreciated

Edited by Monomania, 04 January 2008 - 08:26 AM.

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Is the cd drive recognized in the BIOS? Make sure all connections and jumpers are set properly both on the drive and the motherboard.
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Yea it is recognised in the BIOS, all wires are connected properly.
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Do you have any other bootable cd, of any application other then windows ? Try to boot with it. If this doesn't work too, try to replace the drive.
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Its not the drive, as I've said, I've used my friends cd drives, and my one from my old PC, they're all the same.

The only decent theory I've heard so far is, maybe my IDE slot is broken? But I dont even think that can be right as the CD Drive shows up in BIOS.


REALLY need help here lads =/ my first computer build, and its sitting next to me doing nothing for the past week :)
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Have you written that you tried another drives? I haven't seen that.

Have you tried another bootable cd? Please do. If still no good:

Reset the BIOS. disconnect the power to the computer for about 10 minutes. Reinstall and don't change any parameters other then setting time and date.

Edited by The Skeptic, 05 January 2008 - 06:00 AM.

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