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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?

V (Vera)
Posted on Sunday, November 11, 2001 - 8:06 am:   

ESDI_506.pdr is the microsoft ide controller driver

i wonder:

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?

some thoughts
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.
V (Vera)
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).

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