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Floppy problem!!!!



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????
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! :)


hardware monkey
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.

Dick Johnson

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


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

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