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DragonCat

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#1 14 years ago

Hey guys, Im new to the forums and i came across this thread and i said to my self "why not:D " Well when I boot up, after the post it tells me it is verifying the DMI pool, and then it tells me that floppy disk error press control-alt-delet to restart. So I said to my self, well maybe i need a new floppy drive, so i went out and bought a $20.00 sony one, plugged it in and the same thing, so i tried remoeving the floppy from my BIOS(award) and restarted but it still gives me the same error. The only way I am able to load is with the fail safe default then it will just pass the floppy. What do you guys think? Im open to any suggestion. Thanks DC




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#2 14 years ago

lol anybody?!




mEkImIrMe

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#3 14 years ago

Try resetting the bios

Or you go to the bios and set up your hard drive to automatically boot off of you will probably not have to scan for the floppy. Either way, resetting the bios seems logical.




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#4 14 years ago

or you might try setting "stop on all errors" off... just a suggestion




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#5 14 years ago

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000474.htm

came across that when researching your issue. I couldn't have written it better. :)


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DragonCat

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#6 14 years ago

Thanks for the replies guys =) Mekim- I all ready have tried that and it still comes up as disk read error(don't ask me why) but when this happens i feel like chucking my pc off the balcony lol Homer- I tired this to but it just keeps counting my ram over and over again. Noe- Thank you for reaserching for me, there is only one thing that i haven't tried from that list and it was that I didnt disconnect both CD rom and Disk drive, Ill try this but somehow I have a gut feeling that the MB thinks that there is a bad floppy connected to it, even when i unplug it.




Peeping Tom

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#7 14 years ago

Tried swapping in a small, cheap harddrive with an OS on it and no other peripherals connected?




DragonCat

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#8 14 years ago

Thanks peeping tom, I tried that(I have two HD) no luck, and i also tried unplugging CD rom, and floppy, and this was a no go. But I did read somwhere that it might be the power supply, this could be true since i only have a 300w for now. I just wanted to see if anybody agrees with me before fighting with my wify about spending 50 bucks lol




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#9 14 years ago

I did nt see it mentioned but have you replaed the floppy cable or made sure its plugged in correctly?

And depending on your system, the BIOS might have the selectable boot devices. Remove floppy as a boot device and see if it has a option to disable seek floppy at start.

If it stillw ants a floppy you have problems. Also are you running Win 95 or 98? the OS wants a floppy irregardless.

I havent used a floppy for years but keep one handy.




DragonCat

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#10 14 years ago

Thanks buddy,

But im running on WXP I have checked the floppy with 3 diffrent ribbon cables, and two floppy drives that still work on other pc's, and still nothing. Trust me i never use a floppy, but my gay MB all of the sudden has this need for it. lol




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