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10-01-2002, 11:30 PM
When my computer is booting up, the start up screen shows, then the HD is active, the light on the CDRW flashes, then all is dead apart from the logo for 10-15s, then the CDRW light flashes again, then windows loads. Any ideas.
OS is Win98SE, have tried disabling startup screen, disabling boot from CDROM, and anything else which stood out.

JM

11-01-2002, 12:03 AM
Check config.sys and autoexec.bat, there could be something loading in there eg mscdex.exe. If that is the case rename both files to *.old and then reboot.

11-01-2002, 12:54 AM
Is your cdwriter ide, scsi or usb?

Also open up MS sysinfo tool
(start>programs>accessories>system tools>system information), goto the tools menu and select 'automatic skip driver agent'