PC not recognize CDROM drive
Posted on 2000-05-09
PC, Win 95, AMD K6-2/333
System had been working well for over a year. The hard drive was going bad so I replaced it. Got it all partitioned with no problem.
Chose the "Express" setup for the Acer CDROM driver & it said it installed OK.
Now I'm ready to install the Windows 95 operating system from CD ROM but I can't change to D: prompt in dos. During bootup it shows that it found the drive. In Setup "Integrated Peripherals" all IDE options are set to Auto. Dos prompt changes to C: with no problem but sees d: as an invalid drive.
When I put the Win 95 disk in the ROM drive the drive light comes on but it won't read the disk.
I thought perhaps something happened to the drive so I bought a new Acer CDROM RW drive & get the exact same symptoms.