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  1. #11
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    ok i found out what was wrong the A drive/ floppy drive is not working so is there any way i can make the computer not look for a drive when booting up then i will make a boot disk on a cd thanks

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    I never tried booting from a CD, so do not know if it will work, but if you want to disable the floppy drive that has to be done in the bios settings

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    Ok this computer i am working on i want to throw out the window. when you go to start it up it scans memory, cpu, cd, and then it says floppy disk fail (40). and won't take a boot disk or windows instalation disk i tried several. what do you think is wrong, thanks

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    sorry for buggin you but i cant even type in a code like A:fdisk.ect if you know what i mean thanks

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    Physically disconnect the floppy drive from the machine. Disable it in the bios and reboot. You should be able to get into the bios even if the drive is bad.

    Or find a floppy drive that works - they are very cheap to buy if you don't have one.


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    so what you are telling me to do is to go in to bios and were it says 3,5 floppy drive put it at none. i will try it later tonight about 4 o'clock when i am done school.

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    ok here is a update i bought a new a drive and installed it the light on the front came on and the computer went through its checks memory,cd, floppy,ect. and then text came up
    disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter
    so i inserted a setup boot disk and the a drive light comes on and stays on then the screen went black and the light sayed on so i wated 3 min then tryed to reboot the computer same thing happened what is happening. will the setupboot disk work. thanks

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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    if the floppy light stays on then you have the cable flipped wrong
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    Ok i think you miss understood me i ment one i put my a drive disk on the light goes on for a min shuts off but my screen just turns black

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    it won't take me to dos mode

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