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Please help. I'm running win 98 on a 350mhz PC. I recently replaced my old internal CD-R with a new internal CD-RW (Philips CDRW 4800) - installation was a straight swap.

The new drive reads and writes just fine, however I now have a problem each time I boot up my machine. The following message appears during the boot sequence:

"
Verifying DMI Pool Data...

CD-ROM Device Driver Version 5.17x for ATAPI
Copyright (c) Matsushita-Kotobuki Electronics Industries, Ltd.
1990-1996 All Rights Reserved.
Device Name = OEMCD001
Supporting the following units:

Interface board or CD-ROM drive is not ready.
Insure that drive power is on and drive cables correctly attached.
<A>bort or <R>etry
"

When I hit <A> the boot sequence continues and Windows starts. I don't know what the problem is - it seems as though my PC is still looking for the old CD-R drive (which was a Matsushita) when it starts up.

Any advice is much appreciated!

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Perhaps you need to change your Bios? Try setting all the IDE devices to Auto Detect. But memorise the old settings first ;).

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REM out all references to the CD ROM drive in config.sys and autoexec.bat, and try rebooting

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REM those statements out because the computer is still looking for the old Matsushita drive that used to be there. WIN will find the new drive fine without those statements.

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Try what whipaway suggested, and also check in the BIOS, sometimes there is a detect option in there that you need to run to re-detect what drive you have installed. Or like Roberdin said, make sure all your IDE devices are set to auto in the BIOS.

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Please help. I'm running win 98 on a 350mhz PC. I recently replaced my old internal CD-R with a new internal CD-RW (Philips CDRW 4800) - installation was a straight swap.

The new drive reads and writes just fine, however I now have a problem each time I boot up my machine. The following message appears during the boot sequence:

"
Verifying DMI Pool Data...

CD-ROM Device Driver Version 5.17x for ATAPI
Copyright (c) Matsushita-Kotobuki Electronics Industries, Ltd.
1990-1996 All Rights Reserved.
Device Name = OEMCD001
Supporting the following units:

Interface board or CD-ROM drive is not ready.
Insure that drive power is on and drive cables correctly attached.
<A>bort or <R>etry
"

Remove the reference to MSCDEX and the CD-ROM driver in both Config.SYS and AutoExec.BAT -- you never needed them under Win98 anyway.

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