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jamesman32
10-05-08, 12:23 PM
I keep getting this message when I turn on my PC. It just started happening after I rebuilt my computer in another case. What exactly does it mean, and how can i fix it?

jamesman32
10-05-08, 01:06 PM
Nvm....I think I fixed it. I don't get the error anymore but now everytime I turn the PC on it says the floppy disk has failed and I don't even have a floppy drive. So then it tells me to press F1 to boot, which i have never had to do before, and now neither of my DVD drives show up in BIOS or Vista, and neither will read any disks. Any idea whats going on?

fritzman
10-05-08, 04:51 PM
Have you had a look in your BIOS to check that amongst the drive settings, floppy is disabled?

Sounds like somehow, the PC thin ks there is a floppy drive there, but there actually isn't.

Check your boot drive settings, and make the main hard drive the 1st boot drive, and then it should simply boot each time as normal.

B

jamesman32
10-05-08, 04:57 PM
Alright that worked. I ended up having to switch my IDE cable. For some reason, one of my drives doesnt like being the slave. After that everything was recognized. Just had to disable floppy and switch the hard drive boot sequence

fritzman
10-05-08, 05:42 PM
Sweet!
Happy to have helped sort it mate

Bruce