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Havent actually used the Cd drive in a long while, 5 months to be exact..But today, I bought a new piece of software i have eagerly been waiting to mess with...
I unwrap my new disc of sheer entertainment , pop it in the drive ...and nothing..
so I click the start tab, scroll up to run..
Browse for the D: drive ...and click it... POP UP! (D)D: drive not ready. wtf !!?? I Cancel, hit My Computer, select the D: drive, Hit properties...DRIVER NOT READY!
W T F!!??

I run update drivers, I seek hardware profiles, everything checks out ok. I WANNA RUN MY NEW Software! blah! im upset!

Kanne
Idiot in Ohio
 

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Have you run through the system BIOS to ensure that your Bios still recognizes that you indeed have a CD_Drive?? Other than that, I would suggest that you crack that case and check all of your cables, could be that one has wiggled its way loose and is not sending good signals to said bios......

Have you also removing the cd-rom from your hardware profile and reinstalling the cd-rom from scratch via windoze???

Hope one of them helps ya sort it...
 

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Solly..:(

OK, Step 1.

To check drive status in System Bios. Restart PC, during the start-up process, you will notice a screen, or text that will appear, its different on almost all pc's, so I wont try to guess, but it will say, F2=Setup, or something to that effect. it may be F8=BIOS, or a combo thereof.

Anywho, after you get in, you will be presented with a list that you can scroll through with your up and down arrow keys. Scroll through the list until you see, "Secondary Drive 0", and it should list that its an IDE CD-ROM (or whatever type you have) hit the space-bar to see its status, it should be: Drive Type: Auto | Capacity: N/A. If its not that, you the change feature, to make it that.

Save changes, and allow system to restart.

If that checks out ok.

Step 2.

TURN OFF YOUR PC.

GROUND YOURSELF (with either a grounded wrist cable, or by grabbing the metal FRAME of the case chasis, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING IN THE PC UNTIL YOU DO THAT)

IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL MORE THAN LIKELY DAMAGE YOUR PC.

AFter the above:

Open your PC's case, depending on type of case, you may have to unscrew it from the back, or if Server-Side, just slide the side off, if Server-Side, you will see handle like depressions in the sides.

Remove cover, and inspect the wires that attach to the CD-ROM, on your Secondary IDE Channel, ensure that all of the wires are securely attached. IF so, goto:

Step 3.

Open up your systems Control Panel. Click the Add/Remove hardware icon, and follow the wizard. If you are prompted with the Choose A Hardware Task. Choose the Troubleshoot, it may find the problem, other wise, if just presented with a list, then delete the CD-ROM drive, and then go back to Add/Remove hardware, and go through the add sequence.

I can walk you deeper through, just let me know.

Thanks....
 

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Ok while rebooting my machine a few times trying to see this infamous BIOS creature you refer to... i do see.

\CDROM\CONFIG.SYS

ERROR IN YOUR CONFIG.SYS LINE 19....


whats up? anyone someone please?


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Before you go and mess with your config.sys, try the steps i laid out above, if you are not comfortable with them, that's ok, I will get back to this when I get home, prolly around 7:00pm PST, eg. 2.5 hours from now, where I have a Win98 PC, and can better walk you through what needs to be done.....
 

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cool, i will check into my config.sys when i get home, and see how mine is laid out, and post that here, and maybe you can edit yours to match mine... ????

one way or another, we will get your cd-rom up and running again, or my names not Yosemite Sam.. oh wait, it t'aint.. sigh..
 

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I would strongly suggest you try cleaning the cdrom prior to doing anything else. There is a slight chance that there is a problem with the lens, or it is simply dirty.;)
 

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Ok days have went by, been working alot so it hasnt bothered me.
I'm off the next three days so this WILL get fixed one way or another!

Help!

I have no clue what info I should post here to assist you masters of Motherboard mayhem, so i will post any and everything needed (with exception to personal finacial status:D )

to start..
Upon start up i get the error line 19 config.sys messege.
so here is the config file.

REM [Header]

[common]
dos=high,umb
files=20
buffers=40
lastdrive=Z
device=c:\realmode\himem.sys /testmem:eek:ff

REM ------------------

REM [CD-ROM Drive]

REM [Miscellaneous]

Next is the IRQ settings :

0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 Communications Port (COM2)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 Creative SB16 Emulation
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 Printer Port (LPT1)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus
10 Creative SB Live! series
10 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
10 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
11 VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)
11 3dfx Voodoo Series
11 Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C/8130) PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
11 HSP56 MR
11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13 Numeric data processor
14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
14 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
15 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller

and now for your reading pleasure, system history :

NEC MultiSync M700
Original Configuration Tue Oct 16 20:29:42 2001 to Date
Alloc resources: None

GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE47
Original Configuration Fri May 25 15:04:13 2001 to Date
Alloc resources: None

E-IDE CD-ROM 50X L
Original Configuration Fri May 25 15:04:13 2001 to Date
Alloc resources: None

Gameport Joystick
Last Change Tue Oct 16 20:29:42 2001
Driver: msanalog.vxd 11/3/2000 2:35 PM Size: 12224
Driver: msjstick.drv 11/3/2000 2:35 PM Size: 2352
Driver: vjoyd.vxd 11/3/2000 2:35 PM Size: 33361

Original Configuration Fri May 25 15:04:13 2001 to Tue Oct 16 20:29:42 2001
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
IO Range: Base=x0200 End=x0207 Min=x0200 Max=x0207 Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Driver: msanalog.vxd 4/23/1999 10:22 AM Size: 12101
Driver: msjstick.drv 4/23/1999 10:22 AM Size: 2336
Driver: vjoyd.vxd 4/23/1999 10:22 AM Size: 35872

Wave Device for Voice Modem
Last Change Tue Oct 16 20:29:42 2001
Driver: serwave.vxd 4/23/1999 10:22 PM Size: 18296

Original Configuration Fri May 25 15:04:13 2001 to Tue Oct 16 20:29:42 2001
Alloc resources: None
Driver: serwave.vxd 4/23/1999 10:22 AM Size: 18296

GENERIC NEC FLOPPY DISK
Original Configuration Fri May 25 15:04:13 2001 to Date
Alloc resources: None

Creative SB16 Emulation
Original Configuration Tue Oct 16 20:29:42 2001 to Date
Alloc resources: Logical Configuration 0
IRQ: 5 Mask: x0020
DMA: 1 Mask: x0002
DMA: 5 Mask: x0020
IO Range: Base=x0220 End=x022F Min=x0220 Max=x022F Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Base=x0330 End=x0331 Min=x0330 Max=x0331 Alias=x00, Decode=x00
Base=x0388 End=x038B Min=x0388 Max=x038B Alias=x00, Decode=x00
 

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Hey Kanne,

Sorry, I got wrapped up in life over the weekend, and did not have a chance to log in and check back on this, sigh....

Anywho, thanks for posting your config.sys.

First thing that I can see, is what I have copied below...

The REM = Remove, and its in front of your CD-ROM drive, so doing the math, it appears that your CD-ROM was somehow removed from your config.sys. I think that you can remove the REM statement, and re-boot, it may sort itself out.

REM -----------------------------------

>REM [CD-ROM Drive] (THIS I WOULD REMOVE)<<<-----------

REM [Miscellaneous]

You may still have to go through windoze and remove the cd-rom from your hardware profile, using the steps that i laid out below.. then reboot, and your system should find the cd-rom, and ask if you want to install it, you will need to have a disk with the cd-rom drivers on it, preferably the orig. that came with the drive, if that is not available, check with the manufacturers website.

If you cannot find them, let us know, and we will find them for you.

Nfroio
 
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