Windows 2000 won't boot with CD Rom attached?


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Guest

Has anyone ever seen this? Windows 2000 gets past the Initial Phase and the
Boot Loader Phase. It gets to the Kernel Phase (I believe that's what this
is...it's the Windows 2000 screen with the blue scrolling bar at the bottom
that says Starting Up...) and about 60% of the way through, it hangs...and
stays there. Here's what I've tried:

I've replaced the CD Rom - same result
I've moved the hard drive to the seconday controller and the cd rom to the
primary controller - same result
I've disabled the cd rom in the bios - system booted correctly
Re-enabled the cd rom - system hung again
I put a zip drive on the seconday controller and removed the cd rom - system
booted correctly
I re-added the cd rom as a slave to the same controller as the zip drive -
system hung again
I booted the system up and looked at the hardware settings and IRQs without
the cd rom and even looked at the hidden info. Nothing out of the ordinary. I
tried to boot with boot logging mode, didn't log anything. I booted with Last
Known Good Configuration, didn't work. I even did an inplace repair on
Windows and it fixed nothing.

Could it be bad drivers for the cd rom? Even a different cd rom (the
original is a CD-RW and replaced it with a CD-Rom) had no effect. I need a
solution to this. Any ideas?
 
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Gary Chanson

Computerflake said:
Has anyone ever seen this? Windows 2000 gets past the Initial Phase and the
Boot Loader Phase. It gets to the Kernel Phase (I believe that's what this
is...it's the Windows 2000 screen with the blue scrolling bar at the bottom
that says Starting Up...) and about 60% of the way through, it hangs...and
stays there. Here's what I've tried:

I've replaced the CD Rom - same result
I've moved the hard drive to the seconday controller and the cd rom to the
primary controller - same result
I've disabled the cd rom in the bios - system booted correctly
Re-enabled the cd rom - system hung again
I put a zip drive on the seconday controller and removed the cd rom - system
booted correctly
I re-added the cd rom as a slave to the same controller as the zip drive -
system hung again
I booted the system up and looked at the hardware settings and IRQs without
the cd rom and even looked at the hidden info. Nothing out of the ordinary. I
tried to boot with boot logging mode, didn't log anything. I booted with Last
Known Good Configuration, didn't work. I even did an inplace repair on
Windows and it fixed nothing.

Could it be bad drivers for the cd rom? Even a different cd rom (the
original is a CD-RW and replaced it with a CD-Rom) had no effect. I need a
solution to this. Any ideas?

Even a bad CD drive shouldn't stop the system from booting. About all I
can think of is making sure that the motherboard chipset drivers are properly
installed.

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Glen

Computerflake said:
Has anyone ever seen this? Windows 2000 gets past the Initial Phase and the
Boot Loader Phase. It gets to the Kernel Phase (I believe that's what this
is...it's the Windows 2000 screen with the blue scrolling bar at the bottom
that says Starting Up...) and about 60% of the way through, it hangs...and
stays there. Here's what I've tried:

I've replaced the CD Rom - same result
I've moved the hard drive to the seconday controller and the cd rom to the
primary controller - same result
I've disabled the cd rom in the bios - system booted correctly
Re-enabled the cd rom - system hung again
I put a zip drive on the seconday controller and removed the cd rom - system
booted correctly
I re-added the cd rom as a slave to the same controller as the zip drive -
system hung again
I booted the system up and looked at the hardware settings and IRQs without
the cd rom and even looked at the hidden info. Nothing out of the ordinary. I
tried to boot with boot logging mode, didn't log anything. I booted with Last
Known Good Configuration, didn't work. I even did an inplace repair on
Windows and it fixed nothing.

Could it be bad drivers for the cd rom? Even a different cd rom (the
original is a CD-RW and replaced it with a CD-Rom) had no effect. I need a
solution to this. Any ideas?

Can you boot in Safe Mode? Have you ever installed any Roxio
products (EZ CD Creator etc)?
 
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Bob I

On some older motherboards, in the BIOS I have had to set the CD-ROM as
"None" rather than "Auto", in order for the system to boot up. After
booting the operating system will see the CD-rom as a removeable drive.
 

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