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Posted on Sunday, March 3, 2002 - 1:14 pm:   

Ok, let me give you some background informations first. I had the FreeBSD UNIX variant installed on my system. The hard drive was partitioned so that I could later install Windows. It also had a boot manager that popped up before any OS was loaded asking whether I wanted to boot DOS or FreeBSD. I tried installing Windows 95 today. It had some problems retrieving dll files from the CD. I didnt think it was much of a problem. Well, as I mentioned earlier, I HAD a boot manager. When the computer rebooted, the manager was gone. I could no longer find FreeBSD. So, what i decided to do was to screw Windows, format c: and then re-install FreeBSD onto the whole drive. Well, I successfuly removed windows. Next I tried installing FreeBSD off of the CD. Usually, the computer recognizes the CD and automatically boots it. Well, for some reason, the computer couldnt find it. So, I tried booting up with a Win95 Startup disk. I selected to boot with CD-ROM support. It came up with an error saying that there is no CD ROM drive on MSD001 or something. Then, I think it tried loading its drivers onto my computer...that didnt work. Also, usually when I boot up my computer it displays that it recognizes the hard drive and the CD-ROM, now it only sees the hard drive. What do I do?? If you could help, please E-mail me at or post. Thanks in advance.
Posted on Sunday, March 3, 2002 - 2:14 pm:   

Not familiar with FreeBSD, since the cdrom isn't being detected by the bios that is the first place to check if something has changed especially after a failed WIN95 install.

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