Laptop disk controllers error

  tom0123 18:38 19 Oct 2005
Locked

I have just purchased a compaq armarda M7oo laptop.For some reason it is installed with Windows 95 and when I change the floppy drive (which works ok)with the DVD rom drive in the drive bay I get the error message "disk controller failure".I have done the change over when the machine is closed down.
Could someone please tell me if this a hardware problem or is it software? By the way the DVD rom spins up when re booted but it does not show in my computer.
Can this be easily fixed?

Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:04 19 Oct 2005

TRy checking the BIOS settings see if the controller is enabled.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Artist Pete Oswald on creating relatable characters & his new book

New iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs rumours

Idées cadeaux pour geeks et tech addicts