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FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

By MILLER4 ·
I AM HAVING TROUBLE GETTING MY BOOT DISK TO SET UP ON MY A: DRIVE. I HAVE BOTH A CD-ROM AND A CD-RW DRIVE THAT FOR SOME REASON HAS DISAPPEARED FROM MY HARD DRIVE FILES. I CANNOT REBOOT MY COMPUTER WITH MY MASTER CD AS THE COMPUTER DOES NOT SHOW THAT I HAVE A CD DRIVE INSTALLED. I NEED HELP?????

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by dmiles In reply to FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

Boot the computer and at the POST startup screen hit the key to enter the CMOS control panel,in the configuration screen look at the boot drive sequence and change to what drive to be accessed first to boot computer.

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by key In reply to FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

You need a boot disk which contains the driver of the CD-Rom, such as the Win98 setup disk.
After boot up, you may access the CD-Rom and use the Master CD.

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by @lberto In reply to FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

You have 2 different problems:

Problem 1.-

Start Up your computer, go to BIOS setup, in some computer you have to press <DEL>, some other <F1>, etc.
Let your BIOS detect the IDEs, it has to detect your CDROM drive, if it doesn't then remove your computer cover, make sure your IDE cables are properly set on your Mainboard, check your powercables, again, restart it, go to BIOS and let it detect, it has to detect the CDROM drive on the BIOS so Windows can detect it latter on.

Problem 2.-

For some reason your Floppy disk drive is either disable or damaged, lets check the disconnect option first. Go to BIOS setup and make sure you have Floppy disk drive enable. Now, see inside your computer if the Floppy disk cable (the flat one, the Data Cable) is properly attached to the mainboard and to the Floppy drive), if so, make sure the power cable is connected to the floppy.
Give it a try, it has to detect both your Floppy and your CDROM.
I am pretty sure is not a driver problem.
Good luck and if for some reason it doesn't work e-mail me back

@lberto

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by JMinard In reply to FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

I would go into the BIOS and then choose your a: drive to be your first boot device. To get the boot disk to run. Or if you want to make your cdrom boot first change it in the boot sequence.
I would try doing the autodetect for your cdroms in the bios. You might need to check your cdrom cables and see if they might have gone bad. Also get the latest drivers for your cdrom units.

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by shuja52 In reply to FLOPPY DISK DRIVE

If it is not booting up, any bootable disk do you have? If answer is yes, boot system, transfer sys files and than copy two files of your C: drive mscdex.exe and oakcdrom.sys
enter these lines
1. Autoexec.bat C:\mscdex.exe /d:mscd001
2. config.sys Device = c:\oakcdrom.sys /d:mscd001
reboot.

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