Iam trying to format a cdrom with system so it will boot on starup. the cdrw i have is nec nr-9100a . and man O man I have tryed, "I think". so if you could help on this subject I would realy realy would be into you the rest of my life..
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this is most likely an interface issue either on the motherboard or drive....could be software but dvd drives don't last forever. when booting press delete and let it go into bios setup. You don't need to change anything in bios, just try opening the drive. If it opens without delay remove any disc. Reboot PC and see if the drive behaves, If it's still being awkward, with the PC unplugged open up the PC and remove the drives data cable. Start PC, close down PC. Reconnect drive (use a different IDE /SATA connection if possible) Try DVD drive again. If the fault still persists, It's most likely the drive. Get a new one they are really cheap.
attach another drive to your system boot your system with bootable windows cd and make your system drive c install windows in c drive this problem is incounter when u install the window in other drive than c
one easy test to do is use a bootable cd and boot from cd instead of windows. if it boots its an issue in windows. if it don't boot its likely bad hardware.. i have exact same model drive for over a year
a good boot cd easy to get is a memory tester www.memtest.org the zip file has an iso i burn with imgburn.com tool
you need to check the Master slave settings of this device, you can only have 1x master & 1x slave on an IDE channel, if you set to the wrong one then the devices will conflict, if you are replacing a drive check what setting it had and replicate the same setting on the replacement CD drive. the master slave setting pins are usually next to the 40pin IDE connector on the back of the drive.
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This will be a burner problem as in the laser is no longer able to read a disc and tell if it's full, empty or formated.
I doubt it's a software problem, but you may have a faulty cdr disc so check a few or a different make as not all are compatable with all burner makes.