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

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    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

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

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    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