pc wont boot from floppy

  shauny36 18:05 25 Nov 2006

am trying to get the computer to boot from the floppy but no joy.
have tried 2 other floppys
checked the ide cable.
also cant get the pc to a command prompt.

  Technotiger 18:07 25 Nov 2006

Have you checked the boot sequence in the bios?

  VoG II 18:09 25 Nov 2006

To open a command prompt Start, Run, type


and click OK.

  Diemmess 18:18 25 Nov 2006

Two things

1) go to device manager and delete/disable FDD controller, then reboot and see if you have the drive back again.

2 open the case with the computer off, and remake the plugged connection between the motherboard and the Floppy drive in case one was not making a good contact.

Other possibilities
be sure you can read the floppy in My Computer and if you can, then the BIOS is possibly not set to boot from the floppy as first boot device.

  shauny36 19:00 25 Nov 2006

checked the bios all ok.
cant get onto windows as ntldr is missing
so trying to fdisk or get onto command prompt to fixboot.
also cant run recovery as dont have admin password and xp wont repair or install properly but does in different pc.

  VoG II 19:08 25 Nov 2006

click here may help.

  shauny36 19:39 25 Nov 2006

tried that site and others but dont know admin password. so need to know if i can copy some files onto a cd and boot from cd to do the same thing(an easy way)

  VoG II 19:41 25 Nov 2006

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