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04-23-2012 09:11 AM
I just bought a new PC, an elitebook 8560p (without windows : it's a FreeDOS). After a few weeks waiting, I finally received it and I wanted to try it immediately. Unfortunately, since the first boot, the computer boots and asks me to choose a country and keyboard layout, but, just after, it shows an error message :
"Unable to switch off A20 address line.
Size clamped down [...]
Public domain ATAPI CD-Rom Driver v0.2.10 ALPHA
Failure! no IDE/ATAPI Drivers found!
Error setting soft hotkey mode
Can't open CD driver FDCD0001
SHSUCDX can't install."
Followed by a prompt : "C:\>".
Can I fix this or should I return it to the HP tech support ? If I can fix this, can someone give the steps ?
Thank you !
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04-23-2012 02:13 PM
Don't you plan to put Windows or Linux on it anyway? I think the error just means that DOS is not going to be able to access the CD/DVD drive and the rest of DOS works. Have you tried entering some commands at the C:\> prompt to see what happens?
04-24-2012 12:11 AM
The only command I had tried was "DIR" (It worked). Anyway, The solution for the error message I saw is to set the drive type to IDE in the BIOS options.
But, as you said, the problem was solved when I installed another OS.
Thank you very much !
04-04-2013 10:09 PM
I brought new laptop -G6-2313AX with DOS os. Actually I am facing same issue which u r faced
previously( ie,Public domain ATAPI CD-Rom Driver v0.2.10 ALPHA failure). let me know how u installed
new os in your machine. if you help me its really helpfull for me.