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Boot failure! HELP!
nickk114 Oct-07-01 00:53 AM
I was installing a new CD-RW drive and I must have screwed something up, cause now my computer won't boot.

When I turn it on, it's really really quiet and doesn't whir or click like usual when starting. Then it takes a long time before saying something like "Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter".

I do that, and it takes a few more minutes before saying the same thing.

Now I'm pretty sure the clicking I usually hear is the floppy drive, so that may not be working right.

Also, there's some wire labeled "Power SW" that's not connected, and I don't know where it goes.

Help!


2. RE: Boot failure! HELP!
lbyard Oct-09-01 09:18 PM
In response to message 0
Always ask, “What changed?” Take the CD-RW installation floppy out of the floppy drive, if one was left there. Disconnect both cables on the CD-RW drive and verify the cables on the hard disk drive. Be sure the hard disk drive is jumpered the way it was before the CD-RW was installed (Master with no Slave installed, or just as a Master drive if that setting isn’t available). If it works, go here: http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/cdrom/index.html. Larry

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