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Old 06-23-2006, 05:47 AM   #1
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Can't Boot From CD, Boot Manager Doesn't Work


My computer is an IBM IntelliStation M Pro (An older version) and I'm trying to install DSL on it, but I can't set it to boot from CD. I tried the Smart Boot Manager program, but when it starts up, I can't see my CD drives. My Windows 98SE installation isn't working right and I can only get in through safe mode. I checked the device manager and found that Windows detects my CD drives, so I'm pretty sure they're connected alright.

I really want to install DSL on my computer, but I can't find a way to fix my problem....I've been working on it for hours.......

Can anyone help me?
 
Old 06-23-2006, 06:07 AM   #2
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it could be that the cdrom is not the first boot device setup in your bios.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 06:09 AM   #3
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That's the problem, I can't set it to be the first boot device in my BIOS.

My BIOS won't recognize the CD-ROM drive.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 06:12 AM   #4
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I have encountered such problems only when there was master/slave configuration problem. check your hdd and cdrom jumper pins make sure one is master and the other slave.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 07:08 AM   #5
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Yep, that fixed it.....

Thanks a lot, I've been up all night trying to work around the lack of CD-ROM boot.....

It's always something simple that gets overlooked, huh?
 
Old 06-23-2006, 07:09 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tsunamikitsune
It's always something simple that gets overlooked, huh?
well mostly.
I am glad you got it fixed.
 
  


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