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Old 07-06-2004, 02:52 AM   #1
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i got the wiring all done in my computer and i have all the hardware such as floppy hard and cdrom. i have all cards as well. now when i load it up if i go into bios it wont recognize my cdrom but i KNOW i have it hooked up right. also when i start it up it gets to checking nvram and then when finished it goes to wait...then displays my hard drive... pri slave: 17.07w17 wdc wd800bb-00caa1. then it stops. thats as far as the load up goes. however it doesn't freeze as i can simply press ctrl alt delete and it will restart the computer. anyone know what the problem might be? if so PLEASE help me. it will mean the world if i can get this computer finished already!

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Old 07-07-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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Hmmm; how long have you waited for it to come up? I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't. If it doesn't recognise your CD then I suppose you haven't installed Windows; therefore it doesn't have an OS and that would kind of answer why it doesn't load beyond finding the Harddrive.

Could you try another CD Drive?
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Old 07-07-2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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i've let it run over night. windows is installed to the hard drive. i have tried 2 different cd-rom drives. the floppy is now non-accessible. it's just not working. however i know that i have everything inserted and loaded correctly.
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Have you got :-

The CD-Rom set as slave (Hard drive should be master).
Or on a seperate cable.

The lead is in the right way (red line points at the power connector of the cd-rom)

Other end of the cable, the red point to pin 1 (check manual)

The cd-rom some times Doesn't appear in some bios's so check in windows.

If still no joy, delete the ide controller in windows.

When you re-boot it should re-discover the controller and set it up.

one more re-boot and it should discover your cd-rom.

..... you did have power in the CD-rom i hope.
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Lol; that would stop it from working!

How old is this computer?
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