Old Cpu....emergency

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Bobbie Jo

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CPU SPECIFICATIONS LIST:

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital-WDC AC313000 (1999)

MOTHER BOARD: Abit BE6 (1998)
-Award Modular BIOS v4.51
-Pentium III SL 373 (mmx)
-Chip Set Intel R 440BX

CD ROM: Kenwood Multi Beam 42x TrueX (1999)

CD ROM: Liteon 52x (ltn 526)

NOTES: BIOS was flashed in Aug. 03 (HPT 366 BIOS v1.25)

PROBLEM: I had to REFORMAT & REPARTITION my hard drive. Prior to doing so, both CD ROM's worked. After reformat, I started my pc with the WIN98 bootdisk and chose: START WITH CD ROM SUPPORT, I get 2 error messages...

NO DRIVES FOUND-ABORTING INSTALLATION

DEVICE DRIVER NOT FOUND: 'MSCD001'
NO VALID CDROM DEVICE DRIVERS SELECTED

I have tried several bootdisk ex: win95/winME and I get same error everytime. I am not sure if my cdrom came with an installation diskette...if so, I can not find it. I downloaded what I think is the correct driver, executed the install file and it says INSTALL SUCCESSFULL. When running DIR on Hard Drive (c) I can see the files from the driver diskette I created but, my cdrom still fails.

In my original BIOS, my cdroms & hard drive are not detected. In the BIOS screen from the flash...they are all detected (does this make sense?)

Let me try to explain that again: When I boot my pc...I have the option to hit DEL to enter my BIOS, of course if I choose not to enter BIOS my cpu continues to load from bootdisk. After loading from bootdisk I see another screen called HPT 366 BIOS V.1.25 (never saw this until I flashed my BIOS) which shows my hard drive and my cdrom drives.

One more thing....both CDROMS are getting power (both lite up)

I am very stumped on why I can't get my CD ROM drivers to load...any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
 

Triple6

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Check to see if you have more then one set of IDE connectors, it sounds like you may have a RAID controller or an "enhanced" IDE controller on your motherboard. There should be the standard 2 and possible 2 more. If thats the case, move then CD-ROM's to the other set of IDE connectors and give that a try.
 

Bobbie Jo

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Triple6 said:
Check to see if you have more then one set of IDE connectors, it sounds like you may have a RAID controller or an "enhanced" IDE controller on your motherboard. There should be the standard 2 and possible 2 more. If thats the case, move then CD-ROM's to the other set of IDE connectors and give that a try.

I looked in my mother board manual (faster that way).

MULTI I/O FUNCTIONS:
2x Channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66 devices.
2x " same as above" Ultra DMA 33 Devices

Does this help?
 
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IDE 1 & 2 are used for cd-rom devices on that mobo
IDE 3 & 4 are used for HD
 
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