no cd rom in windows, conflicts on hard drive controllers
Posted on 2000-03-11
The book Windows 95 secrets offered a detailed procedure for transferring the operating system (win95 or win98) from an original hard drive to a new hard drive without using any utilities. It involved some dos commands such as xcopy and then right clicking and then dragging and dropping files to the new hard drive.
After the machine boots to the new hard drive, there is no cd rom seen in My Computer. There is also a conflict on the primary hard drive controller and a conflict on the secondary hard drive controller in Device Manager.
Several years ago when I was doing Win95 help desk work, we saw these same symptoms once in a while although it was not a result of the user doing this hard drive upgrade. The fix involved searching the registry for the label "nocdrom" and then deleting if it existed. It then required the use of fdisk /mbr.
I have not been able to use this fix for that problem because I cannot remember the exact procedure. I also don't know if these similar symptoms are related to the same problem.
Do you know how to fix the issue of no cd rom in My Computer along with conflicts on the hard drive controllers, especially after performing a procedure like the one I mentioned. Thank you. Jack Baker