windows wont boot after cdrom install

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magickal

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I installed a new cd-rom in my son's computer yesterday, & now it won't boot to windows, but if I unplug it & restart it, it will boot into windows in safe mode. What is the problem with this? Can you tell me if it's an easy fix? I've checked all the cables-everything is tight. I also told it that I wanted the boot sequence to be hard drive, then floppy, then cd. Why will it boot under safe mode, but not regularly? Thanks so much, Magickal
 
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How did you install the new CDRom drive. Was it on the same cable as the hard drive? If so then make sure the jumper on the CDRom drive is set to slave. Let us know.
 

magickal

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Nope, the cd rom is on it's own cable. I don't get why the computer will boot when it's in safe mode, but not on it's own. It seems to be looking to the cd-rom for the boot, even though I told it to look at the hard drive first. Any ideas on what the problem is, and how to fix it?
 
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you may have the data cable reversed. Pin #1 is usually nearest the power cable. Also did you set the bios to auto for it? Did you set the drive to master or cable select? Try master if not set that way.
 
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