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cant boot up due to error

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by yanman, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. yanman

    yanman Thread Starter

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    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:
     
  2. beekeeper

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    Why not try putting a startup disk in the floppy drive and see if that works
     
  3. Styxx

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    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.
     
  4. yanman

    yanman Thread Starter

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    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
     
  5. Peter_Brown

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    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..
     
  6. Styxx

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    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.
     
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