Computer won't re-boot after crash

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by CJ, Jan 3, 2004.

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    CJ Guest


    a relation of mine has just installed a CD burner onto his W98 SE
    computer leaving the CD ROM installed also. It now locks/crashes after
    random lenghts of time. If he tries to re-boot immediately then the HD
    is not detected. The only solution is to leave the computer powered down
    for 30 minutes or so when the HD is detected and it boots with no

    All cables have been double checked etc.

    Any suggestions of the cause & cure are greatly appreciated.

    CJ, Jan 3, 2004
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    HamMan Guest

    Whats the wattage of the power supply? is it branded?

    Also, are the drives set to cable select or master+slave.

    HamMan, Jan 3, 2004
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    °Mike° Guest

    °Mike°, Jan 3, 2004
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    ICee Guest

    The CD burner should be set as master on the secondary IDE port and the
    CD ROM should be set as slave on the same port.
    The hard drive should be left alone on the primary IDE port.
    ICee, Jan 3, 2004
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