Bios Does not reconize Cdrom (even though Windows XP does)

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Bios Does not reconize Cdrom (even though Windows XP does)

Postby ceres1710 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:20 pm

Hi,

I had some problems with viruses so i was trying to reinstall my Windows XP. The cdrom worked fine at the first reinstalation. But my windows cd wasnt working properly so some files couldnt be found. Then i tried reinstaling it again, which worked this time but my antiviruses (tried AVG and avast) keep having problems and sometimes, when i log in, there would be a message saying: "windows has encountered a serious problem". Then i tried uninstaling AVG then in the middle of the uninstallation, the computer rebooted by itself.

I thought that maybe its my windows XP cd problem. so i took another windows XP cd and tried to reinstall windows again. But this time, Bios wouldnt reconise my CDrom (its written: no optical drive) and i cant boot from CD. But in Windows XP, it clearly shows my Cdrom in "My computer" and it can read my windows CD just fine.

So now im lost and don't no what i can do. Help please. thanks
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Re: Bios Does not reconize Cdrom (even though Windows XP does)

Postby kostyanj » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:25 pm

Use the original CD and format and reinstall windows.
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Re: Bios Does not reconize Cdrom (even though Windows XP does)

Postby ceres1710 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:45 pm

But i cant boot from CD since bios thinks i dont have a CDrom
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Re: Bios Does not reconize Cdrom (even though Windows XP does)

Postby kostyanj » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:51 pm

Oh, from your post I thought that it worked with the original CD. When you go into your BIOS, does it have anything listed under your CD drive? Is it possible to rescan ATA bus?
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Re: Bios Does not reconize Cdrom (even though Windows XP does)

Postby oldtimer » Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:46 pm

Do you mean the Boot Sequence doesn't include your rom drive ?
How did you install the OS cd.? It has to be set as first boot.
If you installed a Windows CD then everything seems OK.
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