1st boot device ?

  Magik™ 20:57 16 Jan 03
  Magik™ 20:57 16 Jan 03

hi, what is suppose to be the first boot device, just fitted a new hard drive, which seems to be ok, but i get,on start up, words to the effect,

"cd rom boot device failure", I found my way into setup, and it listed the floppy as boot device.

if it is suppose to be the cdrom, how do you change it.. thanks

  Elrond 20:59 16 Jan 03

You can have any device you want as the boot device. If you know you wont need to boot from a floppy or cd, you can change it to your HDD. But if you need to boot from floppy or cd just change it back

  Magik™ 21:04 16 Jan 03

thanks, i had better leave it alone then...

it's the "where angels fear to tread" bit

  spikeychris 21:04 16 Jan 03

Theres not much point of having FDD as boot option 1 if you use XP.

HDD will always suffice unless you have to boot from FDD (Win9X) or CD (WinXP)


  Magik™ 22:33 16 Jan 03

hi. mine is win98se..

  spikeychris 22:40 16 Jan 03

That being the case if you where to leave a floppy in the drive then re-boot you would get, disk error etc and you would have to remove the disk.

Personally I used to run with FDD first as I was always booting from floppy but as Elrond says any will do.


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