floppy disc doesn't work on boot up

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ali h 86

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when trying to use windows me boot up disc computer skips past the floppy drive and just starts normally. Is this normal or does windows me not start this way if an error occurs?

any help or guidance would be appreciated.
 
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Hi and welcome.
Right click my computer on the desktop, properties, on the performance tab, click file system, on the floppy disk tab, make sure the box "search for new floppy disc each time your computer starts" is checked.
 
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Where did you get the boot disk? Does the PC search the drive while booting? If it does and bypasses the disk there are no system files on the boot disk, if it doesn't the BIOS isn't set to search for a floppy disk as a boot device.
 

ali h 86

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The disk is fine its just the drive doesn't start up on boot up.

I have checked the properties and there correct.
 
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You need to go into the bios and check to see if it is set to boot to floppy 1st. I am guessing it is probably set to boot to the c drive first.

Let us know
 

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If the drive works, it would have to be the BIOS or a bad boot floppy.
 

ali h 86

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Changed floppy to boot first in bios as was on hardrive.

cheers techguys!
 
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