a:drive error press f1 to resume

  Steve C 07:53 24 Mar 05

on boot up get message "A: drive errror press f1 to resume". This is followed by 2 beeps space 1 beep. the floppy dosn't work. Have put in new drive and new cable still the same.

  Diodorus Siculus 08:01 24 Mar 05

Will it boot ok without the floppy connected?

  Steve C 08:05 24 Mar 05

still get message when floppy disconnected from main board

  Steve C 08:08 24 Mar 05

will boot when f1 is pressed

  Diodorus Siculus 08:09 24 Mar 05

Has it been disabled in the BIOS somehow? Tell the BIOS to autodetect drives.

  Steve C 08:11 24 Mar 05

ok but how "sorry"

  Steve C 08:24 24 Mar 05

in BIOS floppy drive was set. Changed it to not installed, saved, powered down, powered back up then changed it back again to installed, saved, restarted, message still the same

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