IDE #1 error

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi experts,

I have a Toshiba 1800 laptop that came for repair and it gives IDE #1 error on boot. It boots to windows normally though, but it does not boot from CD ROM. What could be the cause and what is the solution?

Question by:Priyasutty
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    Expert Comment

    Flash the BIOS, ensure it's up-to-date.  Then reset it to the defaults.
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    Expert Comment

    does the cdrom work in the windows?
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    Accepted Solution

    Replace the CD drive or if you can find a firmawre update for it, try that first.

    Author Comment

    Hi Rindi,
    I replaced the CD drive and now it works fine. No error message. It was Cd drive incompatibility, I guess.

    Thanks for all your help.
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    Expert Comment

    your welcome

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