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Is it the BIOS?


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PHILBO

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Hi, i'm trying to find out if my BIOS is corrupt? I have win XP operating normally apart from no CD/DVD rom drives & no internet (could be a seperate problem) Can evn load another O/S through the rear USB ports! So, i have ben told by someone (whose taken the time to advise me/ and i am grateful to him) who Flashes BIOS for a living, that my BIOS is all good! - but could that be wrong? done all th usual..checked the CD -DVD roms out, changed the IDE cables, computer is clean, etc? No CD roms in Device Manager or on BIOS flash screen? So, can anyone help me further, i just want to look in the right direction. Many Thanks phil
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If the BIOS was corrupt you wouldn't even get as far as loading Windows.
If there are no CD units detected in BIOS this would suggest a jumper issue - most likely two drives on the same channel are either both master or both slave - one needs to be Master, the other needs to be Slave.
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Thankyou for that, with regard to to 'jumpers' yes i have checked them, moved them around, swapped with other working CDroms, changed the IDE lead? hense the reason for the question? so i just don't know but thankyou. phil
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