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By lucky4me90 ·
I have the old cyrix 686 with 64mb of ram. 6 gig hard drive 300mhz system. What i have a problem with is when i turn on the system and the computer goes through the boot seq. the computer says disk boot error, please put in system disk. I have system disk, but what i noticed is the floppy drive does not come on. You can't hear the heads workingor the led blinking. It just stays on all the time, so i know there is powerto the floppy. My question is how do i kick start the floppy into working, i did replace the floppy drive and had the same result. Hopefully i have given you enough information about what is happening.
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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Help with drive A

It could be that your Floppy A, is defective. Or one of the cables has come loose from the back of the drive. Open the case and check the cable connections. If that still will not let it boot, then ....
1. change the boot sequence in the BIOS to boot from the hard drive first, not the floppy
2. disconnect the floppy and see if the boot sequence will procede.

If neither of these work, then we will need more information on the nature of the issue. I hope this helps.

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by lucky4me90 In reply to Help with drive A

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by dmiles In reply to Help with drive A

Try flipping the cable on floppy drive.

The orientation may be that pin 1 is on the opposite side.

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to Help with drive A

First make sure that your BIOS configuration of the Drive A: is properly configure....

Standard BIOS Setup : make sure Drive A: is enable,
Integrated Peripherals : make sure FDD controller is enable,

..At the boot sequence First boot will be the drive A: (to allow floppy drive to boot).

If your done with that configuration and still problem.

Are you sure the floppy disk is clean, without corrupted DOS system file?
Check the floppy cable for the designation?

...and Your new floppy drive get same result, is it with the same disk that you used in the old floppy drive?


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by MMerritt In reply to Help with drive A

I have encountered this problem many times in the past and the first thing you need to ask your self is "What was changed just before this problem started" This problem is most commonly the result of using a bad/wrong cable, incorectly plugging in the connector backwards or wrong location in relation to the twist in the cable.

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by 14ME24U In reply to Help with drive A

I agree with turn the floppy cable around. You can also set the BIOS to NONE for Floppy drive and your system should boot up normally unless something else is wrong. It is a good way of testing to see if the system or floppy is the problem. I dont think its anything more than the backwards cable or a bad cable though, but I have been fooled before.

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