Re: [Bglug] needed: SDRAM, mice, monitors

2006-12-07 15:00

On Wed, 8 Nov 2006 23:45:19 -0500 wrote:

> I currently have aquired a compaq pIII 866 that for the life of me, I
> can't get to boot from the CD-ROM.
> the best I can do is in isolating it, get a signal that it has a
> 'non-system disc, reload, retry'

If sbm or similar doesn't work you may have a drive that older and
only recognizes certain types of cd's. For example, I have a number
of old drives that recognize factory-pressed and cd-r but not cd-rw,
and even a couple that only recognize factory-pressed cd's. There are
also drives that recognize discs burned session-at-once but not
track-at-once, or muli-session.

So if you're using a cd-rw, try a cd-r. If a cd-r doesn't work, try
something factory-pressed to see if that is the culprit.

I'm afraid I have no idea other than that (I can bring a cd-rom that
reads cd-r's to the next meeting, maybe even reads cd-rw's (depends on
what's in the drives from Brad)).



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