First post, by pixelmischief
I have an Asus TUV4X mobo and a Sony DVD-ROM drive. I can boot from both floppy and CDROM. But when either loads the Oak driver to enable CDROM support, the driver "hangs". I put that in quote because the machine doesn't hang. I can still NUM-lock on and off, and CTRL+ALT+DELETE works. The driver just...never finishes loading.
I've tried everything I can think of. I have changed the RAM, toggled all the BIOS options, swapped the cables, PIO/DMA modes on and off, different optical drive, optical drive only, etc.
Anyone have any ideas what else I can try? Please resist the urge to recommend other ways I can transfer data. I know them all and I have them all working. This is just about getting the optical drive to be accessible without Windows installed and started.