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Wannabe Geek


Topic # 13186 26-Apr-2007 20:14
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i m going to format and reinstal win xp into NEC notebook. normall when the win xp was put in cd rom, it will booting from cd rom, but it wont work here.
i get sugguestion that must enable secondary IDE in BIOS of NEC notebook(Versa M400). 
anyone know how to do it?
screen show as below.
http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/choy96/photo.htm

Please help, thanks.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 68667 27-Apr-2007 15:06
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From your photos, the only drive you have available is an 30GB IBM/Hitachi hard disk. There is no CD/DVD drive listed in the Devices section. The boot sequence you have is fine.

You should be able to access the Devices section directly and be able to move to IDE Secondary. From there, you should be able to enable it using something like the + or - keys.



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 68718 27-Apr-2007 22:28
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thks Photoman.
The Bios show that There is no CD/DVD drive listed in the Devices section, but my notebook have a Compact Dic DVD Rewritable. May be i should instal its driver first...... what should i do ?
please help, thanks.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 69074 1-May-2007 14:38
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Being a student on a I.T course and making some errors (on purpose) and from what I understand from making errors with your question is that either some of your cables are faulty or the CD-Rom's not powered to the motherboard, am I right or not?

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