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 Post subject: No floppy @ boot, ok under windows
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:24 am 
Smithfield
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I'm trying to do a clean system wipe and reset. This system was running just fine, but I moved it into another case with a different hardware setup.

Now, when booting, it takes a long time and it won't recognize the floppy drive with or without the startup disk. Once in Windows98se, the floppy shows up and can be read/written.

I looked in BIOS and the boot sequence still reads floppy/cd/hard.

System specs: Amptron mobo running 892mhz Duron integrated sound/video/lan/modem, SIS 630-730 chipset, 384meg ram, maxtor 30gig hard, cdrom, cdrw, plus usual keyboard mouse etc.

Any ideas?


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damaged cables perhaps.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:01 pm 
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Anything is possible. Since I have a spare lying around handy, I'll give it a try. But if the cable is damaged, wouldn't it refuse to work properly under windows as well?

Update: Wasn't the cable, problem persisted with new one. CMOS was corrupted. Cleared CMOS, then replaced the battery as the first thing CMOS did was inform me at next bootup that the battery was almost dead. Problem fixed.


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