Floppy problem!!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by renakuajo, Jul 2, 2002.

  1. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    few days back i need to use my floppy, so i activate it ( i disable it in the bios few months ago) the thing when i try to boot from it it gave this error:

    Disk failure
    I/O error
    Replace disk, try again....

    Any ideas????
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Did you use the XP format utility to create an MS-DOS startup disk?
    The same thing happened when I tried it once ... later realized it was a problem with the floppy itself (bad sectors probably)

    Just use a new floppy, create a MS-DOS startup disk with the XP format utility and it should work.
    Worked for me ... hopefully it works for U 2! :)
  3. iowaboy

    iowaboy old person

    Iowa, USA
    more than likely you will have to replace the floppy drive
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    it's easy to have the floppy ribbon cable flipped upside down. try removing it from the drive, turning it over, and putting it back in.

    i've had the same problem a couple times with different comps.
  5. Dick Johnson

    Dick Johnson Guest

    Floppy Drive

    Just a quick note about floppy ribbons. If the ribbon is backwards the access light on the floppy will be on all the time without a disk installed. I know I've done this too many times. Dickhead
  6. fitfella29

    fitfella29 Guest

    try some viagra!!
  7. renakuajo

    renakuajo Guest

    Ok, thanks for your tips. I know the tip of the ribbons so thats not the problem.....I'm using or try to use a ME startup disk and a W98 startup disk, none of the 2 works get the same error each time i tried. So i think the problem is what iowaboy said: "more than likely you will have to replace the floppy drive".

    So i desactivate again the floppy adn hope it burn in hell :D

    I aint gonna buy a new floppy i better make the starup disk in a cd or a zip , anyway thatnks for the help and tips