View Full Version : No valid CDROM device drivers selected

08-11-2002, 03:40 PM
Hi every1

i have a machine with 2 hard drives installed - there is no OS installed, when i try and run startup disk a similair error to 'no device found, aborting installation no cd rom drivers selected', pops up .
i have tried with several different cd roms and get the same error every time.

I have also tried other IDE chains with no go. Sounds like something to do with BIOS or motherboard, any iseas .... ?


08-11-2002, 03:51 PM
As there is no OS installed, I assume you are booting with DOS floppy?

Do you have CD drivers on the floppy, if you don't then that's what you are being told at a guess.

08-11-2002, 03:56 PM
Get into BIOS and change the system to BOOT from CD .. if you don't have a bootable CD then get a win98 or me startup floppy disk .. :D

08-11-2002, 03:56 PM
Can you explain exactly what your startup disk is? I'm not sure if you are using a boot floppy or bootable CD-ROM?

If it is a bootable CD then check that the bios is setup with the correct boot order.
Check the jumper of the cdrom drive is not using cable select but is set as a master (or slave)/