|Posted on Friday, February 6, 2004 - 1:31 am: |
I have been unable to solve this problem. On startup I get this: "Interface or CD-ROM not ready. (A) Abort? (R) Retry?" I have to select Abort every single time just to get started. But once the computer is started the CD-ROM actually works just fine. Reads both audio and data cd's, no problem with the tray, nothing. You would not know there was a problem except for startup. I have downloaded drivers, checked FAQ's everywhere...just can't get this to stop.
Running Win98; jumper set to master (it is not doubling on the hard drive cable...it has its own, plugged into the secondary IDE spot). None of the cabling should be a problem since that's how it was before with my old cd drive...everything looks right..number 1 pin where it says it should be...and also, it must be right since it actually works once started. It's just the boot thing where there is a problem. It is mega annoying.
Can anyone offer any insight?
|Posted on Friday, February 6, 2004 - 8:21 pm: |
Check your autoexec.bat and config.sys files for errant cdrom DOS drivers or better yet just rem autoexec.bat and/or config.sys to see if the problem goes away.
|Posted on Friday, February 6, 2004 - 8:23 pm: |
If the error is pre-load such as at P.O.S.T. than disable boot from CD in the bios.
|Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 12:06 am: |
I had remembered the autoexec.bat and cofig.sys trick from about a year or two ago. Some hint I read somewhere about startup errors...they said to rename those with .old suffixes, which I did...and that fixed it. Your answer was right ES...but I didn't find it til after it was fixed! Thank you for replying!
|Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 12:08 am: |
Sorry...thought I was replying under the same name. This is 'chrinamint', the one who originally posted this problem.
Thanks again ES.