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XP boot problem goes to drive A

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tomjes, Dec 22, 2001.

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  1. tomjes

    tomjes Thread Starter

    Dec 22, 2001
    After installing XP upgrade from ME I get a No boot disk in drive A message from a cold boot. When I then hit restart it boots properly from C. This also happens in safe mode. I have the most recent bios from Dell. I have checked my bios settings and they are correct for the boot order. Microsoft says it is a bios problem and dell says that their new bios works fine. Please get me out of the middle with a solution.

  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    Hi tomjes, welcome to TSG.....

    What happens if you take the boot to floppy option out of the boot device choices?
  3. TheWendyGuy


    Sep 23, 2000
    First of all, I would support the idea that you should just remove the Floppy from the boot options in your BIOS. If you ever need it (and really when would you these days? esp. if drive is now NTFS) you can always enable it for that boot.

    Secondly, I would call Dell and not accept being punted with that excuse. I have several close friends working Dell tech support, and that sounds like a typical punt to me. They must know about it, because you can't be the only person that is experiencing it. Ask them to "best effort" it and see if they have any ideas...
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