cant boot up due to error

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

yanman

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 18, 2003
Messages
60
Disk I/O error replace disk + press any key
is an error I get when trying to reboot my PC. There is no floppy in the drive A:....Not sure what to do and I can't get past this error to my windows program. Any help here would be greatly appreciated..

yanman :mad:
 

Styxx

Banned
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Messages
4,888
The forum would need to know your operating system to better able assist you.

With a appropriate Startup Disk in the [A] drive restart your computer; Using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and the Enter key to activate, Start with DOS prompt only; At the [A] Prompt, A:\>, type, sys c:, and strike the Enter key. You should see a message, System Transferred, remove the floppy and restart your computer by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously.

This won't work if you're using WinME and above versions of Windows.
 

yanman

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 18, 2003
Messages
60
I dont have the floppy bootup disc and my 0/S is win95 how can i get the right file to start my pc?

yanman
 
Joined
Oct 4, 2003
Messages
77
Disk I/O error is the input output system, it is a physical disk that has a physical problem, possibly. Look in the bios at your drives, this represents the first time your hardware begins to scan and recognize what is in the system. It stands to reason here is where to start, if the BIOS correctly lists the various drives within the system verify your boot order, verify if you can in fact boot to a 98 boot disk. It sounds like damage..
 

Styxx

Banned
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Messages
4,888
Make a Startup disk in Windows - Start button; Settings; Control Panel; Add/Remove Programs; Startup Disk tab; Insert a freshly formatted floppy in [A] drive and click the create Disk button or, you can get the Startup (boot) Disk you need at http://www.bootdisk.com

The follow my instructions below to sys the computers hard disk - With a appropriate Startup Disk in the [A] drive restart your computer; Using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and the Enter key to activate, Start with DOS prompt only; At the [A] Prompt, A:\>, type, sys c:, and strike the Enter key. You should see a message, System Transferred, remove the floppy and restart your computer by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top