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DOES NOT BOOT?

By elmer.j ·
I have an Intel D815EEA motherboard. I try to boot to the floppy so i can test the hard drive for physical damages. No success. I set the bios to boot to the floppy first but it still skips it and wants to boot into windows. Of course the windows is not going to boot because the drive may be damaged. Thats why i want to test the drive. I have more than one problem here don't I ?!! Does anyone have a clue to what my problem is?
MotherBoard?!!

I have already tried a NEW floppy and cables.

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by Smilee279 In reply to DOES NOT BOOT?

I came across a very similiar problem w/ my legacy 233mmx system that I resurrected from the dead. For some reason it doesn't want to read the floppy. What I did was put in a boot CD (ie, win98 install cd) and got it to the a: prompt. from there you should be able to run any diagnostics from the floppy. If that doesn't work, you can also try reinstalling windows over the current version.

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by Simon@SRN In reply to DOES NOT BOOT?

Make sure that "BOOT UP FLOPPY SEEK" is set to enabled in the BIOS. If set to disabled, the BIOS will completely ignore any floppy in the drive. Reguardless of the device boot order you have set.

Second thought - is your boot disk ok ? If yourgetting no error messages from the flopppy during boot then it likely you have the prob above. But if its reporting a floppy error then your drive or disk could be damaged. You can get a new boot disk from bootdisk.com or try another one if you have one. If all else fails, buy a new drive :)

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by dpalsen In reply to DOES NOT BOOT?

My theory would be that you may have the floppy disabled in the BIOS, or you may well have a bad drive. I had a drive I hadn't used over a long time, and when I went back to it, it had gone bad just from dust collecting in it. Try booting from a CD.

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by twistypigeon In reply to DOES NOT BOOT?

It does sound like your motherboard is not seeking the Floppy on boot.

Also try ensuring that 'onbard FDD' (or similar) is enabled in the BIOS settings.
FloppyDiskDrive

Regards!

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