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Ghost boot cd not working on Sata cdrom drive

I use a boot cd to ghost all of our desktops and laptops.  I just received a HP DC7700 CMT (Intel Q965 Express chipset) with a sata CD-ROM drive.  This will not work with my boot cd using OAKCDROM.sys, so I tried to use GCDROM.sys (supposed to work with SATA drives (ICH8 controllers)).  It will see the SATA Native IDE controller, but it will not load the CD-ROM.   The exact message is

GCDROM v2.3, 8-24-2006
SATA Native IDE controller at I-O address 1218h/1220h, Chip I.D. 80862996h.
Driver name is "MSCD000".
No CD-Rom drive to use; GCDROM not loaded!

The 1st hard drive is plugged into Sata port 0,  the CD-ROM is in Sata port 1, and the 2nd hard drive is plugged into Sata port 2.

Config.sys -
DEVICE=GCDROM.SYS /D:mscd000 /c0
DEVICE=GCDROM.SYS /D:mscd001 /c1
DEVICE=GCDROM.SYS /D:mscd002 /c2
LASTDRIVE = Z


Autoexec.bat-
mscdex /L:D /D:mscd000  /D:mscd001  /D:mscd002

I can not figure out why it will not load the gcdrom.sys.
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SysExpertCommented:
What Dos version are you using ? It may require WIn98SE or WinME

Have you checked out

bootdisk.com for any help ?

I hope this helps !

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SysExpertCommented:
What about the Xcdrom drivers

http://marktsai0316.googlepages.com/gcdromfordos - see the link for xcdrom.

I hope this helps !
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lagclientAuthor Commented:
I have tried Xcdrom.sys and that did not work either.  The Magic Boot Disk did not boot either. It used OAKCDROM.SYS, so I am not sure why it says it can do sata unless I am missing something.  I am trying different versions of dos now.
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lagclientAuthor Commented:
I tried WinME DOS and Win98se Dos and it did not work.  I tried both gcdrom.sys and xcdrom.sys, but ti will still not load.
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veedarCommented:
You may want to check out NetBootDisk it's a free DOS based boot floppy (can also burn to CD) it supports almost 100 different NIC's. It's main use is to boot, grab a DHCP address, map a network share, and launch ghost.exe all done automatically.

We use it all the time it's perfect for launching ghost on diverse hardware.

http://www.netbootdisk.com/
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lagclientAuthor Commented:
I have the netbootdisk floppy working great, but when I try to put it onto a cd using Nero (creating bootable cd) it says it cannot read the floppy.  I went throught the files one by one and it seems everytime I copy  the NetBoot folder onto the floppy, that is when nero stops reading it.  I need to get it on a CD to distrbute through the company since most do not have floppy drives.
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SysExpertCommented:
1) You may have a bad floppy drive in your machine.

2) Use any of a number of programs to create an image or bin file from the floppy disk that can be used instead of trying to read it from a floppy.

I use  rwwrtwin.exe  but rawrite2.exe should also be able to do it.

I hope this helps !

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lagclientAuthor Commented:
I used MagicISO to make a bootable CD from the working netbootdisk floppy.  Then I copied the files over from the floppy and created an ISO.  I was then able to do it.  Thanks for all the help.
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veedarCommented:
Yea making the CD with Nero is a bit tricky. Glad you got it going though. Thanks!
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