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October 31, 2006, 7:20 pm
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I am trying to install a new OS but i cant get the computer to
recognize the CD ROM drive ( I tried at least four different drives
that i know work) the power to the drive comes on but it seems as if no
data is being transfered.
I even tried to use an old hardrive with an OS already installed. Still
no CD ROM Drive Recognition.
Is the Data Cable bad?
Is the mother board bad?
some other way to load the BIOS or the OS?
Re: Hard Drive Woes
Have you got into the bios and told it to attempt to boot from the CD drive ?
What happens with a Win98 bootable floppy from bootdisk.com ?
It should be obvious how to test that possibility.
Thats always possible.
What do you mean by 'load the bios' ?
Yes, you can load the more primitive ones like DOS from floppy.