Trying to boot Linux with live CD killed by CD-ROM

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  • 4. Controller Error on CD ROM
    My vanilla CD-ROM is slave to a Plextor 708A DVD writer. Both are connected on the primary IDE connector on an Asus PG5D1 motherboard. The DVD works fine but the CD-ROM cannot read data even though it is recognized by the system. Event Manager says: IO_ERR_CONTROLLER_ERROR Message: The driver detected a controller error on %1. Any ideas on how to remedy the situation? I've replaced drives and cables and the Device Manager says the CD-ROM is working fine. Should I chain the CD-ROM as a slave to a hard drive instead and chain the DVD as slave to a second hard drive and put those into a Secondary IDE connection? Any help gratefully appreciated. Neal Lavon Takoma Park, MD USA

Trying to boot Linux with live CD killed by CD-ROM

Postby glue » Tue, 28 Nov 2006 06:57:29 GMT

I tried to boot Damn Small Linux from a CD but it failed sometime in
the middle of the process. I hit the reset button to start over and now
I cannot use my CD-ROM. It will not boot from the CD drive and even in
Windows if I put in a music CD it makes sounds like it's looking for
something then ejects. Was something of the failed boot saved in some
persistant CD drive storage? How do I get my CD-ROM back from the dead?


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