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Old 07-23-2004, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stalled Boot-up?

Hi, I've been having a strange problem with my computer lately since I installed a newer CD-ROM drive. It's kinda a long story but what happened was, someone gave me a computer with a fried motherboard awhile ago, so I thought I could use it for parts. I put in a nice CD-RW drive and it worked fine (and it still works).

But then I decided to use the CD-ROM from the same computer because mine is pretty old. So I installed it but then my computer just stalls at boot-up for around 2 mins or more. Then it just goes through everything like normal, and the drive is detected in My Computer. If I put a CD in it, it will play or whatever. The only problem is the stalled boot-up.

Right now I've got my old ROM drive in and it seems to be slowly dying, but everything is O.K. Why would my computer's boot-up be stalled from putting in a different CD-ROM drive?

Btw, im using an Emachines computer, 633mhz processor, 192mb Ram, XP Pro with all the SP's. Both drives that I've swapped into it came from an HP computer which is fairly new i think.
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