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Patrick Orwa

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My PC (Win XP) does not boot due to a faulty CDRom drive, after a friend loaded a VCD even when a new replament is made. But when I disconnect the IDE cable for Rom Drive the system boots up correctly. What could be the problem in such a Scenario. Kindly assist as am unable to use my Rom Drive.
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Is the hard drive and cdrom IDE? If so, are they sharing the same ide cable?

If yes, could be a couple of things. Start with the easiest solutions:

1) Make sure the cd rom is set as slave.
2) Make sure the hard drive is set as master and not as a stand alone drive
3) Make sure the ide cable is in correctly
4) Try using a different power plug for the cdrom.
5) Make sure the cmos recognizes both the cdrom and hard drive.

Edited by oftenwrong, 12 August 2005 - 09:20 AM.

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