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By cadorpa1 ·
Can not figure this one at all.
I am Running Windows 2000 advanced server on a test box. ( Dell pen II 128mb ram,Was running fine for atleast 9 monthsnothing new added since)
1 scanner, 1 cd writer, 1 printer.
I scaned a jpeg and the pc locked up. Had to cold boot. Now the pc sees the D& E:\'s and I cannot explore them at all, data cds now show up as a music cd. I swapped out the hard drive with a 98se hard drive and still only see the data disk in the d as a music cd. Tried emergency repair disk . Tried to rebuild the hard drive. No good. On the E I was able to browse my Microsoft Advanced server Install CD but not any other data Cd.
Any help.. Thanks

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to CD-Rom drive

Hi,

It sounds like you CD drive is giving up. Try a different one. If you dont have a different one, then remove it entirely and see if your machine is stable again.

Also try the CD drive on the second controller to keep it off the same cable as your HD - this may help with browsing you HD but it may not.

You can probably read your original Install CD because its an original. I suspect that many of the other CDs you're trying are copies. Copies are more sensitive and harder to read than factory produced CDs.

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by cadorpa1 In reply to CD-Rom drive

tried new cd-rom..several...No good.

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by rdunn In reply to CD-Rom drive

Are these SCSI devices? (scanner, CDROM)

Be absolutely sure that you have your SCSI chain terminated properly, and the IDs are not conflicting.

You must terminate the last device in the chain, otherwise you might experience strange issues like you're describing. If you have SCSI, that is!

If your CD drive is IDE, sometimes, the slave/master settings will cause some problems. Disable cable-select, and set it for either slave or master (depending on your configuration).

Good luck!

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by cadorpa1 In reply to CD-Rom drive

No scsi device They are USB devices..

The cd-rom is an internal........

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to CD-Rom drive

It's Not a SCSI device. It's not sharing the IDE cable. I Switched out the riser and IDE cable

Update: I have 4 Compaq deskpro EN computers
1 6 gig hard drive/128 mb ram. I fdisk the drive and reformatted it and reinstalled Win2k Advanced server. Box- 1 ACPI blue screen on boot.
Box- 2 will not even boot at all.
Box- three (original able to boot up to OS. CD-ROM drive d is not explorable and the OS sees it. Even asks for a CD. But will not explore it at all.
This is all with me switching the ram and hard drive from 1 box to another.
Now that I am able to get back into the OS I am trying to regain access of my CD-ROM

This is way weird.
Thanks

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