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boot from atapi cd rom: FAILURE and NTLDR is missing


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basically i was given this computer to see if it couldve been fixed. and somehow the hardrive is set to primary slave and the cd rom is to secondary slave, and i put the DMI cables correct, it turns on and the floppy fails, then it says verifying DMI pool data and then Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM: Failure and NTLDR is missing

help =(
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Hi there, welcome to the forums.

This is a rather common problem, a quick search reveals this link, which may be of some use to yourself:

http://www.geekstogo...ng-t180826.html

Try working through some of those responses, and report back.

Cheers

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hello and thanks for the link, but unfortunately both the floppy and the cd-rom isnt working
hence the atapu cd-rom: failure popping out
and i get that floppy disk fail (40)
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Hi again,

That's not good news. You will need a working CD-ROM drive and the OS install disc to proceed any further.

Cheers

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thats the only problem, i have the whole boot from ATAPI CD-ROM: Failure going on and i have the OS disk and everything
i just need the cd-rom to work -.-
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Is this a desktop or notebook computer?

If it's a desktop, they're rather simple to replace. You can pick up a brand new DVD Burner for under $30.

A notebook computer is not as easy, you may be able to find a replacement unit, or you might have to purchase a USB DVD drive if your computer supports booting from USB devices.

Cheers

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