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Floppy problem!!!!

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renakuajo

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#1
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
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! :)
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#4
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.
 
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Dick Johnson

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#5
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
 
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renakuajo

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#7
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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