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cd rom issue

cd rom issue

cd rom issue

I have a compaq desk pro en 866, with NT workstation 4.0
It has a compaq cd rom, but NT will not see it, yet the machine will see it and load the drive off a dos boot disk.
I have tried the bios,jumpers, I've loaded the 16 bit drivers from the dos boot disk into Autoexec, and config.sys
What do you think it could be.

RE: cd rom issue

Is this a SCSI or IDE CD drive? In NT, you should go to control panel SCSI Adapters and see if the driver is installed and started. If it is an IDE drive and uses the MS native ATAPI drivers you should see something like ATAPI 1.2 blah blah blah. Check the properties.

You may also want to check the Compaq website to see if there are any updated ATAPI drivers required to access the CD drive.


RE: cd rom issue

Thank you it was IDE, and the driver was not installed
Very good, thank you

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