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When I boot from a boot disk I am unable to change to another drive tells me each drivce is invalid. Also unable to boot from cd. I have 1) a drive (uncheck or check to turn off or on) 2)hard drive same chcek and 3)cd rom. When I uncheck the first two I still can not boot from a cd.

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  • kaytee77 Mar 12, 2009

    When I boot all the way to desktop all drives work and I can see and read them. Just have a problem at A prompt. Not even able to read or change to C drive. I will check cables just in case. I do have two cds so I will disconnect one.

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Check the cabling between the drives. Make sure the BIOS sees your drives. Try swapping the ribbon cables between the drives and the motherboard. If you have to, disconnect each device and test them one at a time. This process should isolate the problem device. Make sure that the drives' jumper settings are correct, too (per cable if two devices, one master and one slave, or both devices set to cable select).

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