Hard Drive is set to Master CD Rom is set to Master
I cannot get the CD Rom to load my Windows XP disc. There are times I can't even get it to show up in the BIOS. There are times I can't get the Hard Drive to work when the CD Rom is working.
Both are connected to seperate cables. Pulled out of other working machines
Hard Drive: Barracuda 80GB CD Rom: Stock CD Drive 8x 8x
Any help would be wonderful right now.
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The hard drive and the CD Drive is recognized by the BIOS! But, my CD Drive is slow. I inserted the Windows XP CD, pressed F12, and pressed enter on the option to boot from the CD Drive. It took literally 5 minutes for the CD Drive to start spinning and to load the OS. The CD Drive also stops frequently, so the screen will go black until spinning resumes.
Currently stuck at the "Setup is starting Windows" screen. CD Drive is not spinning.
After waiting for a LONG time, I got the BSOD.
"The problem seems to be caused by the following file: partmgr.sys
I believe faulty ram may be to blame, but I am not sure. I'm scared to even mess inside of the computer. I was lucky to even get them (HDD/CDR) to both be read by the BIOS.
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Did you try changing them both to cable select , then rebooting the computer?
I will try that right now. Actually, that was the default setting when I got the PC.