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By jrbigsky ·
Have computer win98se..
replaced cd drive ...set the same as old drive..
Now computer on boot up keeps going into safe mode?

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by mroddy In reply to Safemode

Reboot Computer and go into BIOS,

Make Sure Drive Detection is set to Auto Detect

If not Change Setting and Save Changes to CMOS

If it was Set to Auto Detect Exit BIOS and go into Windows Boot Menu (F When Starting Windows... Appears on screen.

Boot into DOS with CDROM support

Can you access the CDROM Drive?

Yes - Then Continue Below

No - Then Possible Physical Connection Problem
IDE Cable Not fully connected, Reversed, Power Cable, IDE Cable Connection to MotherboardIf the CDROM was accessible from DOS then:

Power Down Computer

Remove New CD Drive

Boot Computer

Check Device Manager (Right Click My Computer, Properties, Device Manager Tab)

Is there a listing for CDROM?
Is there a Yellow Exclamtion Point next to CDROM?
If anything is present in CDROM (and provided that you don't have another CDROM or CD/DVD ROM Drive) Highlight it and click REMOVE.

Power Down Computer

Reinstall CDROM Drive (Preferably on Secondary IDE Channel Make SureJumpers are set to Master if this is the only IDE device on that Channel if not the only device on the Channel then make sure one device is master and other is slave)

Make sure IDE cable fully installed Note: if Red Stripe Present on Cable then this points to Pin 1 of the Cable interface, look on back of Drive and See if there is any indication of pin numbers and make sure that red stripe is close to pin one.


Reboot Computer

Does it still go into safe mode or does Windows
Found New Hardware Wizard start?

If Windows finds the new CDROM drive and Drivers were included with your New CDROM then recommend using dirvers provided with CDROM,

Probable that Windows standard drivers would work fine?

If you have already done some or all ot this please reply with more info and I will try to figure out what is going on.

Regards

Mark

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by jrbigsky In reply to Safemode

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by opatzg In reply to Safemode

Even though you set the jumpers the same, did you use the same cables and if you look at the diagram on top of the cdrom do the master/slave/channel select match the other cdrom?
Your new cdrom should be set as slave if it's on the same ribbon cable as the hard disk. The channel select may cause the problem your experiencing since it would have to identify itself each time at boot up. Make sure your jumpers are set right. That is probably the most common problem with new drives and cdroms.Good Luck

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by jrbigsky In reply to Safemode

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by bincarnato In reply to Safemode

Possible Solution:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q306615

Another thing you might look at is:
Click on the start button and then run.
type: msconfig
Check to see that the "Normal Startup" button is selected.

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