cd drive not accessible not ready

  keefybeefy 14:14 07 Mar 2003

i've built a comp system from scratch (car boots flea markets etc,)its got a ga 5aa mother, 128 ram, floppy & a mars 52 cd rom. problem is i cant get it to boot or even recognise the cd rom ive selected the bios to auto on all drives etc, i've used a startup disk to set it up (it set it up as e drive ) but when i try to put an o.s system in it just says drive not acces, not ready.

  Gman 14:21 07 Mar 2003

Sounds like your startup disc isn't loading the generic drivers correctly as a first guess. I'm guessing we're talking Windows 98 here.

  BRYNIT 14:28 07 Mar 2003

Have you connected the cd rom correctly.

  MAJ 14:32 07 Mar 2003

Try another CD drive or IDE cable, if that doesn't help, the CD drive might be knackered. Congratulations on your self build.

  keefybeefy 20:41 07 Mar 2003

tried another cd drive no go tried another ide cable same result (thanx for the suggestions guys) anymore ideas ? p.s i,m trying to install win 98 me

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