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October 13, 2007, 2:06 am
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Some times during boots up the BIOS can't seen to find the DVD/CD burner (D
drive) ...when this happens boot up will hang and Window XP will hang. I
don't get any
boot errors..the systems also sluggish once boot up is complete and the D
drive is missing.
I have checked and or switched the data cable and power connectors....but
the problem persists.
Maybe the DVD drives going bad? Or could it be a power supply going bad?
Your help or suggestion are appreciated
Re: DVD drive
Look for some a bios setting that delays bootup for an adjustable amount
of seconds, DFI calls it "Delay for HDD" . It is for exactly what it
looks like you have: A lazy device that doesn't get it's shit together
in time. I've also cured this by disabling "fast memory check", but that
often takes forever, especially if you have lots of ram.