Problems installing CD-ROM

Question

I had my computer built in March of 99. It originally had a cd burner, cd player, and 1.44 MB drive. My cd burner went bad so I removed it, myself. Now, when I boot up the computer, (and the screen is black with white text) It pauses for about 10 seconds, and then says Pri Slave APTI incompatable, press F1 to continue. After pressing F1, it boots up fine, and the cd player works fine. I tried changing the jumper on the CD player to master, and get the same message, only Pri Master APTI incompatable. Press F1 to continue...any ideas on what I should do?

Answer

This question was answered on January 29, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I would begin by changing your CD-ROM back to a Primary Slave if you are connecting it on the same IDE Controller that is connected by your hard drive If you prefer to have the CD-ROM on a separate IDE controller, you need to change the jumpers to Master, and connect the CD drive to your secondary IDE port on your motherboard

Problems can occur if the Windows' CD-ROM drive settings are incorrect or have changed With Windows 98, your drive might be using compatibility-mode drivers instead of the normal ones Click the Start button, select System, and then select the Performance tab to see if this is the case For more help, see Microsoft's Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q151/6/34.asp.

Other settings are available in the Device Manager, which you can access by clicking Start, selecting Settings, clicking Control Panel, double-clicking System, and then selecting the Device Manager tab Double-click the CD-ROM drive in the list, then click the Properties tab to see its settings AutoPlay and DMA are the settings you can experiment with Double-click the channel the drive is on and then click the Advanced Settings tab.

If you are in the CD-ROM properties in the Device Manager, you can click the troubleshooter button, or you can find it by clicking Start, selecting Help, and then clicking Troubleshooting.

Good Luck.

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Posted by Jacqueline of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on January 29, 2001