coadman wrote:PRI MASTER DISC: LBA:UDMA2,8455m
PRI MASTER DISC: CDROM,UDMA 2
cfitz wrote:You have three CD-ROMs listed? None of which is the LiteOn? Which one is the original CD-ROM?
More importantly, what about the tape drive? It's the tape drive that you want to remove.
Are those listings what are showing up when booted in safe mode, or when the tape drive is back in the machine and booted normally?
Who made your tape drive? What is the brand and model number?
cfitz wrote:What's important is that you can identify the tape drive in the device manager.
I'd say you have a couple of approaches to choose from. If you want to swing for the bleachers, leave the system as is (with the CD-RW physically installed and connected) and try removing the tape drive drivers via the device manager. Then reboot and, if you are lucky, all will be well.
If you want to take a slightly more methodical approach, change only one variable at a time. Start by removing the CD-RW and putting back the tape drive, restoring your system to its original state. See if you can then boot without problems like you used to be able to. Then physically remove the tape drive (without removing the drivers), do not install the CD-RW, and boot. If you get the same error, then you have confirmed the source of the problem as the absence of the tape drive rather than the presence of the CD-RW. At this point you would remove the tape drive drivers via device manager, and boot again, still without the CD-RW. If this works, then install the CD-RW and boot yet again.
If at any point in this procedure things don't go as hoped, then you have to regroup. But at least you will have some data with which to plan your next move.
Your choice. I'm signing off for tonight, but will check in tomorrow to see how you made out.
1coadman wrote:Disconnected IDE cable going to my existing cdrom. Keep in mind, I had only disconnected this cable once, to check the pin count(incidentally, it is a 50 pin, I think I had "guessed" before it was an 80). When I found out the cable would not fit my new 40 pin, Lite-on cd/rw, I immediately hooked it back up.
This document provides complementary or late-breaking information to
supplement the Microsoft Windows 95 documentation.
[Q: I am installing Windows 95 from CD-ROM, and the system hangs on
the first boot. Why?]
The most likely reason is that there may be a real-mode and protected-
mode conflict with the CD-ROM driver, and Setup is unable to continue.
Try remarking out the CD-ROM drivers in Config.sys. If this doesn't
solve the problem, then try these troubleshooting procedures:
*Can you boot into Windows in Safe mode? If not, reinstall.
If you can:
- Create a Bootlog.txt file to see where it failed.
- Look for the Detcrash.log file. If it is present, the problem is
with hardware detection.
- Check Ios.ini and remark out the drivers that are loading in
Config.sys in case there is a problem with these protect-mode
- Check device manager for any conflicts. Don't be afraid to remove
any device from here if you suspect it is the troublemaker.
- Change the display driver to standard VGA.
- Try the step-by-step boot.
- Rename Autoexec.bat and Config.sys so they don't load on the next
Copy System.cb to System.ini; very few drivers load here (not even the
mouse). If this solves the problem, check your System.ini for any
entries made by any third party applications; for example, Adobe Type
cfitz wrote:1coadman wrote:Disconnected IDE cable going to my existing cdrom. Keep in mind, I had only disconnected this cable once, to check the pin count(incidentally, it is a 50 pin, I think I had "guessed" before it was an 80). When I found out the cable would not fit my new 40 pin, Lite-on cd/rw, I immediately hooked it back up.
50 pins? It certainly isn't IDE, not with 50 pins. It must be a SCSI CD-ROM, and that extra adapter card must be a SCSI adapter. That's a surprise! A SCSI CD-ROM in a desktop like yours is certainly not expected. Did you purchase the CD-ROM and adapter card separately? Does SCSI ring a bell? What does device manager list for SCSI adapters?
1coadman wrote:The old cd rom drive is a 20x, not the fastest(at least my sons always told me it was toooooo slow), so Im not opposed to removing it and all its "baggage".
1coadman wrote:The only reason I was thinking of leaving it in was if I ever wanted to copy from one cd to another, but I think I read where you can do that by using your hard drive just as easily, is that correct?
1coadman wrote:If I chose to do so, how would I look for drivers for it distincly, and uninstall?
1coadman wrote:Also, another question,,would I be better off purchasing another IDE cable and attaching it to the secondary IDE port in my computer and running the new cdr from that, as opposed to the way I have it now, being a slave on the same cable/port as my hard drive?
1coadman wrote:Ok, removal complete, no problems,now how do I check my autoexec.bat and config.sys files for you to take a look at?
copy c:\autoexec.bat c:\windows\desktop\autoexec.txt
copy c:\config.sys c:\windows\desktop\config.txt
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