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Big Guy
Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 - 11:45 am:   

During boot up, I am getting an error message saying "No drives found, aborting installation". Then when Windows gets loaded, there is not cd-rom drive ( D: or E: ) available. I tried putting in a new cd-rom drive, but I still get the same message. Any ideas?
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 9:04 am:   

Sounds like your CD rom has failed.

Realize this is not always an option but if you have another computer you can stick the CDrom in to try (just plug in the ide cable to it and let it sit on the bottom of the case possibly with cardboard under it to prevent any chance of short circuiting) or borrow a CDrom drive to try would verify the drive had failed.

Unless by chance you changed the drives around or a cable got loosened.
Big Guy
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2003 - 12:53 pm:   

I did hook up a new cd-rom earlier, but I still get the same result.
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2003 - 8:45 am:   

How is the drive hooked up?

If you have one hard drive as Master then the CD-rom should be on the same cable set as slave. Or on the other ide port set as Master.

May want to try another ribbon cable. Also make sure cable isn't in backwards. Red stripe on cable goes toward power plug on CD-rom usually.

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