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Thread: Old PC won't read the %$#@!*& floppy




  1. #41
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    One more thing....
    Going for it is all well and good, and the Asus manual is pretty clear on HOW to change settings....just no info on WHY you'd want to change settings....Hmmmm....Bubba has the same board, maybe he'd know. :thumb:
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    Just an update...
    Got my new mobo installed last night, along with all new fan wiring for the rheobus. I had some trouble with the board at first. POST told me I had a bad floppy, and when I replaced it, still wouldn't boot.
    After resetting the BIOS all I know how, I finally booted to my WinXP CD, did a repair reinstall and everything's working fine :thumb:
    I even tried a bit of GPU OC and improved my 3DMark by nearly 1000 to 9884! :D
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    Wiggo,
    In a previous post you'd said that the first prob I described with my g/f's old PC was that it could be a blown floppy controller on the mainboard. Well, we've got a new machine for her now,"Snowflake", but she'd like to be able to sell the old machine. I got everything working fine on it, ready to wipe and reload the OS, but I just want to make SURE that I'm not missing something about the floppy that would cause it to be listed under hardware yet not function and cause an error report at POST. I've checked in the BIOS to make sure everything was enabled, replaced the drive and cable, and checked for drivers that don't seem to be necessary. She'd like to refrain from dumping any more money into it, so the drive you told me about isn't an option. Oh, I did find that it will indeed boot to a USB floppy device, but yet again, that's another expense and probably wouldn't look too good on a machine to be sold. Any clues?
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    Well ya replaced the hardware and rooted around in that BIOS long enough to be sure that the controller is shot (I've had another 4 pc's with this prob since this thread started and all still around that same age). ;)

    Full versions of Windows since SE are bootable so really a floppy isn't required now so just remove it (spare for later) and just sell it as a CD boot job. Whoever buys it may just put a zip drive in it anyway. :)
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    the reason the floppy shows up in windows is because windows will show a floppy drive almost entirely regardless of whether a controller/fdd is present or working, i think to make the actual floppy drive not appear in windows, you have to enable the controller, but disable the presence of all floppy drives..
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