Problem: Can not boot from CD-ROM - System crashes - HELP !

Problem: Can not boot from CD-ROM - System crashes - HELP !

Post by Thilo Kuchenbro » Sat, 19 Jul 1997 04:00:00


I have the following problem: If I try to boot from a bootable CD-ROM,
only the floppy drive lamp goes on and the system crashes...

My configuration:

ASUS P/I-P55TP4XE Board with BIOS Rev. 2.02 (should support bootable
CD-ROM, says Asus)

Adaptec AHA 2940

Toshiba XM-3701

Any Hints ??

Help desperately needed..



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friend's suggestion).  When that came to no avail, the solution that perhaps
it laid in the drivers was brought up.  A fool I was; according to the
system specs, neither of these drives require drivers, and the Microsoft
website was no help in finding a newer version.

If anyone can perhaps tell me what I can do or at least give me their little
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