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Memorex DVD+RW/+R drive will not allow computer to boot

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by duane, May 31, 2003.

  1. duane

    duane Member

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    I have an up-to-date (256 RAM, 2 GHz processor) IBM clone. After installing a brand new Memorex DVD+RW/+R drive, it will not boot. I get the Windows ME picture, then soon after a normal black screen, the signal to the monitor dies and its light goes yellow. It actually booted up ONE TIME and I was able to access the drive and everything (of course this happened while I was on the phone with tech support), but every time before and since I get the same negative result. (In order to leave that state I have to reboot in safe mode, shut down, disconnect the drive and start up again.) Any clues?

    Duane in Dallas
     
  2. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    WindowsME has always been wavy gravy IMHO

    I'd suggest (if your able to) updating O/S
     
  3. sincityjc

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    I'll start w/ the obvious. Did you put the drive on the same IDE cable as the hard drive? If it shares the primary channel w/ HD change it to the secondary channel. Also, if there is some other drive on secondary channel be sure that master/slave designation is not in conflict between the two drives. Assuming that MS ME is similar to MS XP you can click "start," hi-lite "all programs," hi-lite "accessories," hi-lite "system tools," and click "system information." From there click the "+" next to "Components" and this will expand the directory. Click "CDROM" and you will see all the info.
     
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  4. herbsman

    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Just for future reference this thread should be in Hardware Forum.
     

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