Boot from atapi cd-rom failure

April 16, 2009 at 11:41:03
Specs: Windows XP
I have deleted a system file and I can`t log on to windows. But,I want to enter in the Windows XP setup, and an error message appears:"Boot from atapi cd-rom failure". My first boot device is CD-ROM.
Thank you in advance.

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#1
April 16, 2009 at 12:52:22
... have you tried "safe mode"

... and revert back in time using "system restore"

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode...

... if you ca'nt... do you have "i386" folder on the drive?

... if so boot to "safe mode with command prompt"

... navigate to c:\i386

... (type) winnt

... would be handy if you used "smartdrv.exe "prior"

... also select "repair install"

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#2
April 16, 2009 at 13:08:14
but a system file is missing and when i try to start in safe mode i see that a system file is missing and windows can`t start

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#3
April 16, 2009 at 13:09:30
Do you have the boot order set to CD before hard drive? Did you see a screen instructing you to hit any key to boot from the CD? If not then you may have a bad CD or you don't have the boot order set right.

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#4
April 16, 2009 at 13:10:51
yes but i see the following: "boot from atapi cd-rom failure"

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#5
April 16, 2009 at 13:13:15
my cd work properly on other computers
the bios settings are fine
don`t know what`s the reason

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#6
April 16, 2009 at 13:14:00
If your CD is bad then you would get that message. You didn't elaborate on what happens prior to that message.

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#7
April 16, 2009 at 13:18:14
few days before i was able to boot from cd
but after a reqired system file was deleted
everything messed up

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#8
April 16, 2009 at 13:18:24
"Boot from atapi cd-rom failure". if from booting to CD (and be sure you are) then either CD drive ,or parts of, or XP CD is damaged.

Try another boot cd.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#9
April 16, 2009 at 13:21:32
but the cd works fine on other computers
plus i am not able to boot from any bootable cd

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#10
April 16, 2009 at 13:26:14
am i in trouble ???

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#11
April 16, 2009 at 13:26:21
Is your computer a laptop?

The operating system shouldn't have any affect on booting to a CD. This all takes place before Windows starts.

You probably have a bad cable or you have changed the jumper.


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#12
April 16, 2009 at 13:30:17
A 'missing system file' has nothing to do with the inability to boot from your CD drive. Maybe the drive is defective.

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#13
April 16, 2009 at 13:30:42
my computer is not a laptop
the cable and jumper are fine
i think there is not any solution about this

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#14
April 16, 2009 at 13:33:16
don`t know
in every case
thank you for trying to help

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#15
April 16, 2009 at 13:34:57
and i want to ask you what should i do
i turned on the computer and it started beeping
i think that it is a dram error
but how to fix it ??

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#16
April 16, 2009 at 19:31:20
IDE cable, IDE channel, power supply, power supply cable, drive jumper(s). bios dma settings maybe even.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#17
April 16, 2009 at 23:06:02
... how many "long" beeps ?

... and how many "short" beeps?

... check here:

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#18
April 17, 2009 at 11:07:38
i wasn`t able to find one long beep description on the link that you gave to me

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#19
April 17, 2009 at 12:09:06
... Continuous Beep

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#20
April 17, 2009 at 12:31:45
yes
and everything is black

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#21
April 17, 2009 at 12:37:13
well, everything but something
i receive the following message
scanning bios image in hard drive.....
bios auto-recovery.......
a few moments later it restarts from itself


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#22
April 17, 2009 at 12:42:08
... repeat post ...the link below is not just for show... it does require some action ie .....click the link:

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...

... follow the suggestions the link provides

... have a nice day !!

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#23
April 17, 2009 at 12:48:14
oh man
i know that i am boring
i need to ask you another thing
may i ?

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#24
April 17, 2009 at 13:05:15
... #Response number 17.. does mention "Continuous Beep"
and provides another info link.

... we are here to help and encourage you "darko010101"

..."pray tell" #Response Number 23.....wonders what he is going to ask..... (....hmmm... why did'nt he just ask)

... go on then "darko010101" ..ask your question!!

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#25
April 17, 2009 at 13:18:22
when reinstalling windows xp
should i delete all partitions
OR
format the system partition

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#26
April 17, 2009 at 22:40:24
... I suggest that you do "NOT" format but do a "repair install"

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/X...

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#27
April 18, 2009 at 09:59:55
but...
i want to wipe up everything on that partition...
and why not to format it...
i don`t get it...
please explain why not to format it...

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#28
April 18, 2009 at 10:11:55
"...i want to wipe up everything..." <<<<... go ahead!

... is the CDROM OK now?

... what about your "other(?)" partition do you not wish to save the contents?

... esp if its a restore partition

... I was under the impression that you deleted some "system" files and that you have data on the drive you "want" !!

... repair should leave your data intact... I think you'll lose m/soft updates

... you're the "boss" .. do as ..your "will" ...your files!!

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#29
April 18, 2009 at 10:33:08
look...
i have got three computers
two are screwed up
this one is working properly
so...
i am going to format the c partition
i am going to leave the d one intact
i am going to wipe up everything on th c partition
do you get it now

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#30
April 18, 2009 at 17:09:56
... repeat question ... is the CDROM OK now ??

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#31
April 19, 2009 at 06:29:11
no no
the cdrom is bad
i can`t do anything
please tell me how to resolve the problem
the hardware is ok
...should i do anything else except setting the cdrom first
on the boot order?

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#32
April 19, 2009 at 08:44:17
"...I have deleted a system file..."

... what is the name of the system file?

... do you have a floppy drive?

... is the "other" partition a "restore" partition or is it just another partition you keep files on?

... did you do as suggested in the link @ #Response number 22 ??

... are you still getting beeps?

... it would be handy if you answer all the questions

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#33
April 20, 2009 at 04:21:03
well...
the name of that system file is svchost.exe
i haven`t got a floppy drive
the "other" partition is just another partition i keep files on
the link from #Responce 22 is useless; the DRAM error has been caused by new software-no idea how to fix it
the beeps are still here
so...
i`ve answered all the questions
:D

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#34
May 11, 2009 at 12:19:14
are you still here?

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#35
May 11, 2009 at 12:41:31
... still beeping ?

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#36
May 26, 2009 at 11:10:06
no
no beeps
nether the long, nor the regular 1 short
message: "scanning bios image in hard drive

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#37
May 26, 2009 at 13:49:21
... sounds like either you have software embedded bios on harddrive (rare to me)... or you need to have a bios flash!

... which means I need to have your make and model numbers of your pc so we know what it is ... please

... how old is the pc?

... when was the last time the cmos battery was replaced?

"...I have deleted a system file..." how do you know you've deleted a system file?... if it say's you have ... what is the name of that file?

... what is your age?

... please answer all questions

... thank you!

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#38
June 23, 2009 at 01:00:36
well...
the pc is 1 yr old
and about the system file...the windows couldn`t start because the following file is missing or corrupted:
<Windows Root>\system32\svchost.exe
please reinstall copy of the above file
and...
my age doesn`t concer you
thank you...

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#39
June 23, 2009 at 02:28:33
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install <<< click

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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#40
June 28, 2009 at 09:29:10
ok...
i solved it
now i am building my os...
do a post here:
http://www.computing.net/answers/pr...
tnxxx

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#41
June 28, 2009 at 09:48:00
"...i solved it..."

... "PHEW" !!.....glad to hear that..

... God speed!

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Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/...
... got brain freeze


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