Re: cdrom not working
CC'ing to the list, for archival purposes.
Kent West wrote:
I'm not sure if your "Yes" below refers to this question, the next
question, or both.
Will the machine boot off some other CD?
Does it even look like it's
trying to boot off the CD (e.g. BIOS settings determining boot order)?
Jose Colmenares wrote:
Yes. the BIOS setting is ok. It does look like it's trying
to boot. Booting from the CD is allowed, and a light turns on
when booting... but it continues to the hard drive... as if
the CD had no operating system.
Do you still have woody on the box? If so, boot into it and mount the
CD; does it mount? is it readable?
Yes, it does mount, and it's readable. I also tried to boot
off the CD in another CPU, and it worked.
I'd say I have a hardware problem... but since it does mount
the cd and reads it, I don't know what to think.
If this CD is a burned CD (rather than "pressed"), and if this CD drive
is older (say, back in the 4x days or so), it's probably just that the
CD drive is having trouble reading the CD. Those older drives tended to
have trouble reading burned CDs. The typical behavior would be
"unreliability"; it would look like the CD was working, then you'd start
getting read errors, and after several attempts might be successful or
might not be. You'd think the CD must be scratched or something, but it
would work fine in another machine, etc.