Help with new computer

  Hyperdoo 23:23 23 Jul 2003

HAving receivng all the parts to my new computer today, i proceeded to install them all. I have a abit nf7-s motherbaord, with an athlon 2600 processor, and 512mb of ddr 3200 ram and the hard drive. I have connected a floppy disc to the motherboard and when i boot up, i can enter the bios and mess about in there but when it comes to boot from the floppy, all there is is a black screen with a flashing cursor. The floppy disc sounds like its booting and when u press dos commands, eg dir, it sounds like this is working but i cannot see anythink but the black screen. Does anyone have any ideas? THanks

  dazzling (work) 23:35 23 Jul 2003

some info please what floppy are you trying to boot from? have you set the bios to boot from floppy? do you know the said floppy to be a good copy?.darren

  Hyperdoo 23:42 23 Jul 2003

i cant really give you much information on the floppy drive since i took it out of an older computer. HOwever, it was working in that one and the floppy disc also boots up in a different computer. Even so, you would think there would be some sort of error message appearing.

  dazzling (work) 23:48 23 Jul 2003

all i can say is the usual make sure connections are good check cable try different floppy.if all these are ok it maybe a problem with the motherboard.its all trial and error sorry cant be much help.darren.

  User-312386 00:17 25 Jul 2003

you cant boot from 1 floppy in XP

pop the XP disc in and use the recovery console

  Gaz 25 00:23 25 Jul 2003

Does POST screen load?

  Jean-Luc Picard 01:35 25 Jul 2003

Why do you want to boot from a floppy on a system you have just built?

  Hyperdoo 08:31 25 Jul 2003

jean, because i cant boot from cd either. I thought floppy would be the less complicated option. Gaz, yes the post screen does load and i think i have resolved the problem using the abit forum. Its a case of the board not seemingly being compatable with pci graphics card and so im off to buy a agp card.

Cheers all

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