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Old 08-03-2006, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been given an old Compaq Presario 1246 laptop to fix. Everything works fine except I am unable to install windows.

After loading into DOS with a boot floppy, I try to access the CDROM and receive the following error message..

CDR101: Not read ready drive E
Abort, Retry, Fail?


The CD is cabled correctly and when booting the light does flash. Does anyone know how I can sort this out?

Thanks in advance!
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depending on what OS u are running i just formatted my computer using a 98se boot disk and partitiond with FDISK then restarted rebooted the pc and booted to the cd rom instead of the floppy drive. this was for windows XP though it depends on what OS you are installing.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^^ so I take it what I told you worked?
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The light flashes on the CD Drive, and you can hear the disk spinning, but then stops and continues to boot
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