NT4/Asus P2BS/strange CDROM install problem
Posted on 1998-12-31
I have installed NT4 on my previous system quite some times.
The day before yesterday I wanted to install it on my new
Asus P2BS system.
Everything went fine, including the AIC78xx-driver etc.
At the end of the installation the system asks to reboot, you have to click the 'black reboot' button, which obviously I did.
NT4 reboots,I got the blue screen with "...1 processor ... mb" etc. Then normally the NT-logo appears, prompting to log-on hitting Alt-Ctrl-Del.
However, not in my case...
In my case, after reboot, the system reports there is a bootable CD in the drive.
Then, the blue screen, with "NT4 built 1381, 1 processor, 128mb" etc.
then the dots ......
the system halted with a screen full of numbers and characters and somewhere at the top it stated: "Inaccessable_Boot_Device".
I re-installed a few times, but still the error still remained.
Then I tried out to leave the NT4 CD-ROM out of the CD-ROM-player and the error stayed away. After log-on I put the CD-ROM back.
As said, on my 'old' system I have installed NT4 quite a few times and leaving the CD-ROM in the player, without any problems.
How to avoid the above during installation??
Also, when something is in the drive and I "PowerDesk" it starts the CD-ROM.
The CD-ROM should only be activated when needed.