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Dell Dimension 3000 CD Rom/HDD Issue

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#1 Guest_Tech1292_*


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 07:37 PM

Hard Drive is set to Master
CD Rom is set to Cable Select

I cannot get the CD Rom to load my Windows XP disc. There are times I can't even get it to show up in the BIOS.
There are times I can't get the Hard Drive to work when the CD Rom is working.

Both are connected to deprecate cables.
Pulled out of other working machines

Hard Drive: Barracuda 80GB
CD Rom: Lite On SOHW-802S

Any help would be wonderful right now.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:05 PM

Well I now have both set to master on separate IDE cables but it took forever to read my windows disc, and when it does, it loads, but as soon As the disc stops spinning, the screen goes black.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:17 PM

After waiting for a LONG time at the Setup is starting Windows screen, I got the BSOD.

"The problem seems to be caused by the following file: partmgr.sys


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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

Hard drive went bad. Ram was having issues. After replacing them, the problem went away.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for posting the resolution, happy computing :).



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