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Booting from floopy

By salahkasem ·
Dear sir,
i have aboard KA11 from FIC company and i need to boot the my computer from floopy ,when i advised the BIOS setup i did not find:FIRST BOOT DEVICE OR SECOND BOOT DEVICE,BUT i find the following ;
BOOT SEQUENCE:A,C,SCSI(DEFAULT);C,A,SCSI;C,CDROM,A;CDROM,C,A;D,A,SCSI;E,A,SCSI;F,A,SCSI;SCSI,A,C;SCSI,C,A;C ONLY;LS/ZIP,C.REALY I TRY ALL THIS ITEMS,BUT THE COMPUTER DID NOT BOOT FROM THE FLOPPY,PLEASE HELP ME,THANK YOU.

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by stolson In reply to Booting from floopy

Some things to look at ...

Does the BIOS recognize the drive?

Is the proper drive selected? Make sure you have the right size and density selected.

Upon booting, does the POST briefly light the drive? If the floppy drive light stays on constantly, you have the cable upside down.

What operating system are you trying to boot with?

Have you booted another machine with the same disk?

Let me know the answers, and we'll figure this out.

Steve Olson

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by salahkasem In reply to Booting from floopy

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by Ann777 In reply to Booting from floopy

Boot sequence should be : A (floppy), C (hdd), ?

If you have the boot device properly setup, such that A is first.... then you should only need to have a bootable floppy disk in drive A:. Check the floppy and make sure it is bootable (ie has command.com, format, fdisk, cd-rom drivers, etc on it).

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by Lizzy In reply to Booting from floopy

Steve and Anna are both correct. If A is listed anywhere in the boot sequence, then it should work to boot up if all things are ok--cable not upside down, connections between system and floppy drive working ok, power getting to floppy drive, diskette is indeed bootable. To create a bootable floppy, go to a working pc and in windows explorer, right click on A and choose Format and make sure that System files option is checked before formatting.
Please post a comment when you have found yoursolution. HTH

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