The short of it:
My WSP won't boot from an IDE HD if the DOC is in its socket. It will if the DOC is removed.
The long of it:
This previously worked. A failed installation of Windows seems to have corrupted the DOC.
What I had just before this happened was a SCSI controller and HD. The WSP would boot off the DOC, load the SCSI drivers in config.sys, then run Windows on drive D (the SCSI drive.) It worked fine except the Windows installation was missing some files, so I deleted it and installed again. The install failed partway through, and the system would not shut down properly. I got a blinking cursor in the UL corner, and after waiting a few minutes, I turned it off.
Now, when I turn it on, after the initial screen (yes, DEL still gets into BIOS setup) I get the same blinking cursor and nothing else, even if I put back in an IDE controller and HD that previously booted fine. If I remove the DOC, it works fine.
I want to use the SCSI drive because it's bigger (and I don't want to buy a new drive for this thing yet) but since the controller needs device drivers I need to boot off the DOC to load them.
I tried removing the DOC, booting off the IDE drive and hitting F8 to get the boot menu, inserting the DOC at this point and then selecting "Normal". After doing this, the DOC utilities don't even see the DOC in the system. (dinfo.exe)
Anybody know how to salvage the DOC? Assuming it's only corrupt and not actually fried.