can't read from optical drives after hd format

  mikecav 22:37 24 May 04

After feformating the hard drive ican't read from
the cd rom to reinstal windows (win 98se)Starting up with the start up disc loads the atapi driver but when i try to read from the cd i get the win not ready reading from drive E. I have tried a spare cd and dif cable and put the cd onto the secondary ide. The light flashes momentarily when asked to read from drive E but then comes up with drive not ready. Any ideas? Mike

  daxian 22:53 24 May 04

hi mikecav...
how many drives you got ?
dont forget ,the bootdisk creates a virtual ramdisk which becomes D drive,so if you have more than one optical drive ,try f:

  mikecav 20:42 25 May 04

Only 1 optical and1 hd.Tried other letters just in case still no joy thanks anyway. Mike

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