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I had two cd drives. 52x cd rom and a cd burner. Recently my CD burner broke so I took it out. Ever since I got rid of the broken burner my computer won't boot. It freezes when showing the motherboard logo in the beginning. I can only boot by pressing F4 key and going into BIOS setup and exiting from there. It only boots quickly when i put back my broken burner. Is there any way I can take out my broken burner without booting slowly? It used to boot 10 times faster before.

Intel P4 845PE motherboard
2.60 CGHZ processor
512mb ram
52x atapi cd drive
Mitsumi cd burner
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Question by:fob4life
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cameron_schuler earned 200 total points
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Make sure your burner is not in the "boot sequence" of your bios.  i.e. Make sure the bios isn't checking your non-existent CD-Burrner to see if there is a CD to boot from.
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by:buckeyes33
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also make sure that you changed your other cd-rom drive to master instead of slave like you had it.  The settings should be on the top of the drive or at the manufacturers website.
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by:buckeyes33
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no matter what you do with the boot sequence you should change the drive to the master.
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by:asmodeusnz
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Your broken CD-ROM burner is still set in the BIOS.

Remove the broken CD-Burner from the PC, then go into the BIOS, click on IDE drives/IDE Devices.

You will see Primary Master (Should be Your HDD), Secondary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Slave.
One of these will be programmed with your old CD Burner details.
You can set them to "Auto" or just remove your old CD Burner manually, or get the system to "Re-autodetect" the drives in your PC.
Save and exit.

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