CD drive not recognised at boot-up

  old-timer 09:34 26 May 2003


I've been given a mates PC which doen't work.

I have formatted the hard drive, but cannot get the CD drive to be recognised at boot up. Have set jumpers on drive to slave, with the hard disk jumper set at master with slave. I have tried another CD drive(which I know works), but still no luck.
I can only think of the BIOS settings. What do I need to set the Primary slave drive to?.

The Bios is Award modular BIOS v4.50PG with Plug and play extention v1.0A.

When starting with a start-up disk, windows says no drive installed when loading the CD drive.

Can anyone help.

  DieSse 09:56 26 May 2003

Can you put the CD-drive onto a seperate (secondary IDE) cable. This will stop any "master/slave" type problems.

Noramlly it's OK to set the BIOS to "Auto" for all drives.

  old-timer 10:36 26 May 2003

Hi DieSse

I'll give that a try. The problem is that I only have one monitor, so I have to switch between machines.. I'll hunt up a second cable...

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