CM9700 is stuck in the Abort, Retry, Fail loop in MS-DOS.


When trying to access the A: drive or a floppy disk the CM9700 gets stuck in the "Abort, Retry, Fail?" loop.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • CM9700-CC1
  • CM9740-CPU
  • CM9760-CC1


The A: drive or floppy disk is inaccessible. This causes DOS to continually try to access the A:\ directory. 


  1. Type "F" to get the failure message: "Current drive is no longer valid>"
  2. At the prompt type C:\ and hit the  Enter key to go back to the C:\ directory and prompt