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x-velocity

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#1 14 years ago

I'm having some problem with my cd-rom.It cannot read any type of disk,every time I insert a disk it dosent sound like it is spinning,but the light at the cd-rom keeps flashing.Oh yeah,and every time I boot the computer,in dos mode,just before I go into windows{it's xp pro by the way},it's keeps saying "searching for floppy drive :boot record not found" and "searching for cd-rom:boot record not found".What does that mean????




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#2 14 years ago

It means your computer is searching for a bootable floppy and/or CD. This is a normal step in booting up. You can disable it in BIOS under "Boot devices", or something similar..




x-velocity

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#3 14 years ago

I can't find anything that say "boot device".This is all I found in my bios.

standard cmos setup bios features setup chipset features setup power managment setup PNP/PCI configureation load fail-safe defaults load optimized defaults integrated peripherals hardware monitor and misc setup supervisor password IDE HDD auto detection save and exit setup exit without saving.

Also,can I ask if these are correct.

This is all under the "standard cmos setup"

Pri master:auto Pri slave:not installed Sec Master:not installed sec slave:cd rom

My bios is "Amibios simple setup utility-version 2.00"




Peeping Tom

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#4 14 years ago

CD-Rom should be Sec Master, shouldn't it?




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#5 14 years ago
Peeping TomCD-Rom should be Sec Master, shouldn't it?

yea if you only have the one CD drive, it should be secondary MASTER. OPEN YOUR CASE. UNPLUG THE IDE CABLE from CD ROM* the wide one* (not the power cable) there should be 2 endings on the IDE CABLE connected to the CD DRIVE, connect the 2nd ending... it will switch it to SECONDARY MASTER that should fix your problem




x-velocity

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#6 14 years ago

Well I did what you guys said and it still dosent work.It just keep saying "sec master drive-Atapi incompatible".What does that mean???Also,my friend says try updating the bios,is there any update for my bios????




Peeping Tom

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#7 14 years ago

Considering that you didn't tell us what KIND of BIOS you have, we really can't help you there.....




x-velocity

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#8 14 years ago

I did tell you what type of bios I have, it's the Amibios simple setup utility-version 2.00.I told you guys on my other post.




Peeping Tom

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#9 14 years ago

Find out what MOBO you have and seltct it on this site. It'll tell you if there's updates..... http://www.ami.com/support/product.cfm




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#10 14 years ago

I had that probelm once, i was too lazy to fix it so i reformatted. That fixed it. Remember to arrange the pins in the back of your drives so that they are set up for master and slave. Pins can mess up how the disks read,I don't see how reformatting helped. Yea and cd-rw are getting pretty cheap, like $20 i saw in the ads. I would recommend you buy that and save some time.




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