No Valid CDROM Devide drivers selected

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Vermea

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Long story, basically I tried to boot my PC and there is no OS found, I get inside start moving stuff around and switching slots with my network card and my HDD Controller Card. After a couple hours I finally get it to boot up. (My controller card is really picky about how it's placed....) So anyway, I boot up and am going to backup my HDD on some CD's, and lo and behold, no cd-roms are detected. Well, that's odd because just last night they were there and my only idea is that i jarred something loose so I go in back make sure everyone is in the proper slot and in there well, reboot, and still no CD-ROMs. I used a win98 boot disk to boot into DOS and i Get the following messages

No Valid CDROM device drivers selected.

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Device Driver not found: 'Banana'

So a few questions come to mind. "What the hell is Banana and how did my device get named that?" and "How do i replace the device driver if it's not showing up on my device list?" So guys, my fate is in your hands. Any suggestions on what to do?
 

Vermea

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By the way, I have Win2k Pro. My PC is a gateway but I'd barely call it that anymore. I've switched out so many parts that really the only thing left in it that's a gateway is the motherboard. I've got a P2 400mhz processor with 384mb of RAM. The 2 cd drives are an LG CD-RW and the other one is a Toshiba cd-rom (i think it's toshiba, i think i remember seeing toshiba in the device manager before this) Any other info you need just ask.
 

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Well try pulling the 'banana' (the Toshiba) and any other unneeded (for now) cards. Try moving the LG to another channel (setting the jumper correctly). I don't know what you hope to accomplish with a w98 boot disk.
 

Vermea

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Was just trying to get into DOS to see if the drive was recognized in DOS just not in Windows. If that was the case then I woulda known it was a Windows config issue. But you see there's no reason I would have to change the jumpers because I never touched them. Any other ideas?
 

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Did you try any of my suggestions? If you moved the LG to another channel. as a test, the jumper would need to be in the proper spot if the slave/master relationship changes.
 

Vermea

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Ooo sorry, I should read thoroughly next time. So how do I go a bout changing the channel? Just switch the position on the cable?
 

Vermea

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I went in and switched the positions of my 2 cd roms and made the slave the master and the master the slave, and still they won't show up. I made sure the cables were in there snugly and that everything was hooked up as it should. But to no avail. Any other ideas.
 

Vermea

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Well, I fixed the problem. Apparently when i went in trying to get my harddrive to work again, I changed the IDE to primary and my CD-ROMs are on the secondary. So i just set it back to Both like it was before. I feel like such a moron. Sorry for wasting your time :)
 

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So many little things can go wrong with these damn things. Glad you got it sorted out. :)
 
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