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A drive error>>>>>>

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by reeltime, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. reeltime

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    HP Pavilion win98 PIII at work trying to get up. A drive problem. Gettting "Drive A is using ms dos compatibility mode file system" message in sys prop/ floppy disk controller/performance. What can I do? I don't have the driver. And the system says is has the best version. Thanks.
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    Go into the BIOS, sorry I dont know what keystrokes get you there in an HP, and look for "bootup floppy seek" and disable that. If I understand your problem correctly that should let the computer boot up fine
     
  3. reeltime

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    Appreciate the assist. Don't know where the BIOS is. Yes, Windows runs ok, floppy won't read...
     
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    A drive not in communication with windows it appears...?
     
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    If windows boots up fine disregard what i told you, i misunderstood your problem. Whenever you try to access the floppy thorugh windows it gives you that message?
     
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    The drive is being detected by Windows, but is not enabled in the BIOS. You need to find out how to access the BIOS and enable it there.
    Power up and press F1 rapidly and continuously whilst it is powering up. This will either take you into the BIOS or give you a keyboard error and hopefully tell you how to get into the BIOS.
     
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