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Windows 98SE. Floppy & CD drives not working.

Get following messages:

D: is not accessible. A device attached to the system is not functioning.

A: is not accessible. The device is not ready.

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Possibly an IDE problem on the motherboard. Open up the PC and check the leads havent come out, there are 2 - a ribbon cable and a power lead. It could be the power supply is faulty. This is unlikely Windows more likely hardware. Does BIOS detect the drives as it loads?

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Get message:Bootmgr compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to continue. I did this and get the same message back. How do I get the PC running again??


first check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows.
check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs
in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppy drives ,and no removable usb drives plugged in to the usb ports
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps
don

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My ABIT sg-72 motherboard boot attempt from HDD says "NTLDR is missing". The only Enabled boot device is HDD. If I change boot device in setup to CD (Windows XP distr disk), that boots up and...


first check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows.
check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs
in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppy drives ,and no removable usb drives plugged in to the usb ports
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

hope this helps
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Windows 98 boot floppy from here - http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
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