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Big Guy
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 8:29 am:   

I am getting an error message about mscd001. It says 'No drives found, aborting installation'. What should I do at this point?
Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 - 7:28 pm:   

This message refers to cdrom access, mscd(microsoft cdrom driver)001 can't detect a cd drive installed. Check your cables than check your jumper on the cd drive make sure the cdrom is also detected in the BIOS. If the cable and jumper is set correctly and the cdrom is NOT detected by BIOS you may have a bad cdrom drive.
Big Guy
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 8:23 am:   

I installed a new cd-rom drive, but I still get the same message saying 'No drives found, aborting installation'. I switched powers cables around, but that didn't do anything. What about switching ribbon cables? The jumper setting looks good.
Big Guy
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 8:35 am:   

By the way, once it finally comes up to the A: it gives me this message:

"Device driver not found: 'MSCD001'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected"
Matt (Matt12330)
Username: Matt12330

Registered: 1-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 1:09 pm:   

For some reason, your machine isn't detecting the CD ROM. Make sure that the BIOS is set correctly to read all of the IDE devices. If the BIOS can't auto-detect the ROM, you might have to specify it manually. When you restart the PC, keep an eye on the POST to see if it detects the CD-ROM. If not, don't bother trying to install Windows. The PC HAS to be able to access the CD.

Yes - A new cable would be a good idea to try. If it doesn't work, try a new CD-ROM. They're pretty cheap.
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 10:04 pm:   

On some boards the auto setting doesn't work for the ide channel the cdrom is connected to. A setting of none is recommended and than the bios drive table will pick it up as cdrom found or similar.
Big Guy
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - 7:38 am:   

I tried changing the BIOS to Auto, None, and User, but I am still getting the same result. BIOS will not detect the CD-ROM drive at all. During the post, it detects the HDD, but says 'None' for the rest.
Big Guy
Posted on Tuesday, July 8, 2003 - 9:22 am:   

I hooked up a different ribbon cable and it worked fine. I already have Windows 98 up and running. Thanks

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