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ATAPI Incompatible.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gamer_T, 23 Sep 2009.

  1. Gamer_T

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    Hi guys.

    My mate has been asking me to have a look at his old PC for ages and I thought it would have just needed a format or something, but everytime I start the PC up, it goes past the boot screen and then just sticks on a screen that says 'ATAPI Incompatible'.

    What's causing this error? I assume it's something to do with his HDD? Everything is IDE in his PC, HDD/Floppy etc.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. Coldzero

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    Reset cmos, if that doesn't work check the connections to the hdd(s), cd drive etc. :)
     
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  3. Gamer_T

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    I've managed to get it booting fine now, but when I put a CD in to one of his drives, it doesn't seem to load the disk, if I click into my computer, the my computer window will just freeze.

    Maybe I need to sort master/slave out in the Bios?
     
  4. Gamer_T

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    I forgot to mention that I put him a new DVD-RW drive in. I better check the jumper settings on back. Forgot about that!
     
  5. Coldzero

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    Yeah, also might be an idea to reseat the connections.