|Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 3:27 am: |
When i add my Wearnes CD-R to my current system it creates a boot delay of 15 minutes.
I've found out that a file called ESDI_506.pdr is loading twice causing the delay. I assume this is a port driver for IDE but can't understand why it loads twice. There are no drivers specific to the CD-R or a DVD that i have already which also has no specific drivers. I've searched for updates for both drives but found none. How can i install the CD-R without getting a boot delay?
|Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 8:06 am: |
ESDI_506.pdr is the microsoft ide controller driver
if you have two different versions loading?
are there any problems showing in device manager for your harddisk controllers?
if you boot to safemode-are there ghost listings for your harddisk controllers in device manager?
|Posted on Monday, November 12, 2001 - 12:43 pm: |
Only got one version and there are no probs in DM.
Booted in safe mode and all seems normal
It seems that it happens when i install 2 drives to one ide channel.
|Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 - 7:09 am: |
have you tried re-arranging your drives on ide controllers as well as position on ide ribbon.except of course primary master. arrangment is something you haven't mentioned.
|Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 5:20 pm: |
Yes - tried re-arranging drives on ribbon.
I am thinking that i need to find where it loads ESDI_506.pdr and uninstall it then re-config drives one by one.
Have deleted config/autoexec files to see if win will config the drives. No luck there.
Searched Registry and found 3 refs to dvd drive (del one)but unsure about the esdi file.
What file/s determine bootup other than config/autoexec? Maybe I can edit file/s to stop 2 esdi booting up.
(I ran bootloganalyser to get the info on bootup delays).