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Old Cpu....emergency

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bobbie Jo, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. 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
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Bobbie Jo

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    Thank You, I will check and post back ASAP.
     
  4. Bobbie Jo

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    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?
     
  5. SacsTC

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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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