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CDROM boot problem

By byrt ·
When I enable CRDOM boot in cmos it takes a long time for the system to boot if there is no cdrom in the drive. (I'm talking 5 minutes) I have flashed the BIOS to the latest version and no change. My CDRW is secondary master, my CDR is primary slave. Any suggestions?

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to CDROM boot problem

It is a new CD-ROM? If it is old may be your problem is in the CDROM, which the lens may have some dust to it, and make a CDROM to seek file a lot of time. Try CDROM Lens CLeaner it will help you clean those dirt.... Do you also examine the CD may be it is also have some dirt...


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by byrt In reply to CDROM boot problem

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by TheChas In reply to CDROM boot problem

Personally, I would set the system up to boot from the hard drive only.

You can go in and set it to boot from floppy or CD as needed.

While 5 minutes is excessive, most BIOS's scan the boot devices in sequence until they find the first bootable drive.
So, if your HDD is the 3rd boot device, the BIOS will always check the other 2 devices first.

I suspect that the root of the long boot time has to do with the firmware in the CD drive. It is just taking that long for it to report to the BIOS that there is no disk present.

Chas

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by kernow_boy In reply to CDROM boot problem

While you have your CDRW as a master boot drive, the system will try and boot from it. If the is no media in it this will take longer.
If your old enough to remember in the good old daysPC's always used to try and boot from the floopy and then the C drive.

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by kernow_boy In reply to CDROM boot problem

While you have your CDRW as a master boot drive, the system will try and boot from it. If the is no media in it this will take longer.
If your old enough to remember in the good old daysPC's always used to try and boot from the floopy and then the C drive.

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