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Old 10-26-2006, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The device, \Device\CdRom1, has a bad block.

Basically, my computer has'nt been posting on startup and I pretty much did everything, but start to swap components, except my vid card, which I did. Still nothing, and then today I started it up and everything worked liked normal. I checked the computer errors and I got that error, and the dates for it, were when I tried to boot up the computer. So would having a bad cdrom, cause the computer not to post? Thanks for any help!

Also, I tried it with a disk and it seems to be working normally.

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Old 10-26-2006, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A bad CD rom won't keep it from posting. It should function just fine. Do you have another drive to test?

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Old 10-26-2006, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope, right now I'm at the point where I'd have to buy parts to swap out to see what's bad. I don't have the money to do all that, lol. I'll probly have to take it someplace to get it looked at. I was hoping maybe the cd was the cause, and then I could just replace that.

Thanks for the info though.
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