HELP! NO POWER TO CDROM WHEN HARDDRIVE CONNECTED



joe
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
So, Everything was working swimmingly on my HP Pavillion laptop until
I get the message "operating system not found".

After trying everything I could think of, I tried to boot from CD-Rom.
No success at all.

Oddly enough, it seemed there was no power to the CD-Rom. When I
remove the harddrive, the CD-ROM boots up fine, but with the harddrive
installed, the CD-ROM does not spin at all (no power)

This is repeatable. Any ideas?

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
Hi,

Failed drive. Try booting with a drive diagnostic disk. You can usually find
these freely available from the site of the drive manufacturer (and
sometimes the system maker).

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"joe" <joeycook@mail.com> wrote in message
news:1116630539.006569.267810@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> So, Everything was working swimmingly on my HP Pavillion laptop until
> I get the message "operating system not found".
>
> After trying everything I could think of, I tried to boot from CD-Rom.
> No success at all.
>
> Oddly enough, it seemed there was no power to the CD-Rom. When I
> remove the harddrive, the CD-ROM boots up fine, but with the harddrive
> installed, the CD-ROM does not spin at all (no power)
>
> This is repeatable. Any ideas?
>


HELP! NO POWER TO CDROM WHEN HARDDRIVE CONNECTED