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I get a fail on intel 24 error messasge after changing to cdrom directory d: and not reading drive, however audio
cds will play if I press play on cdrom drive. All software loads in and I got windows sound. this is 3.1 windows
as this is an older 486/33 sx  4meg ram. This dirve and soundcard both came out of a good working system .
please advise
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Check for a virus!
I've seen this one before...
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CD audio will play for the simple reason that the CD audio system is controlled by the drive. If you unplug all the data cables from the drive, plug in some headphones and play a CD, it'll play.

The interrupt 24 suggests a failure to identify the presence of a CDROM in the drive. This could be a faulty cable, usage of recorded CDs in a drive that doesn't support them (I have seen a few), or a software setting problem (IRQ or DMA).

What controller does the CDROM use (sound card, SCSI, IDE)?
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by:teak
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This cdrom is setup as a ide slave. irq is setup at 15 and I dont get any hardware
conflict messages. all the bootup sequence is normal. 1 cdrom present and dectected.
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IRQ should be setup as 14
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