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IDE, HD and Cd-rom problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Shotgun, Oct 7, 2003.

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  1. Shotgun

    Shotgun Thread Starter

    Sep 14, 2003
    Hi all,
    I got a free computer from my fiance friend. It's a celron 466. It has a 4 gig drive, floppy and Cd-rom. it has win 95 plus on it.

    Now my problem is, that the floppy is on a jumper called FDC, and the HD and CD-rom is on the Primary. and nothing is on IDE2. Now it loads, but it says Conflicts I/O ports : 2F8

    press f1 to cont. or press del. to enter setup.

    I hit f1 to cont, and windows loads. But No cd-rom.

    So I unhook the cd-rom, and the power for it. I start up the computer again, but then I get a Hard disk failure.

    if you need any more info, let me know.

    thanks for any Help

  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Well, port 2F8 is COM2, nothing to do with any of the IDE or floppy ports.

    I suggest resetting the CMOS to factory defaults and starting from there.
  3. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    In the BIOS you can try disabling COM 2, it might be conflicting with a modem. As for the CD-ROM problem, does it appear in th BIOS? Can you put the CD-ROM on its own cable and set it as Master using the jumper (it should be slave right now) Also in the BIOS make sure all IDE devices are set to Auto.
  4. Lurker1


    Jan 30, 2001
    Since you are running windows 95 you may need to load a driver for the cdrom into config.sys and autoexec.bat Sometimes the drive doesen't show up in device manager either. If you go to a DOS prompt and type D: do you get to the cdrom or do you get an invalid drive? Take a look at the config.sys and see if you are loading any cdrom driver there. You can also try accessing the cdrom drive with a windows 98 boot disk with cdrom support enabled as a test.
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