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pc question
    #2069836 - 11/04/03 11:01 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

When I format my h\drive I put my
Floppy disc in restart it and I’m offered
3 options on screen.
When my friend tries to do it we put the
Floppy in restart it and it by passes that
And goes straight to windows, why wont
His pc notice the floppy.
You put any floppy in my pc and it wont
Start up you have to remove the disc and press
Enter, any floppy in his pc and it jumps past it.

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Re: pc question [Re: scotsman1]
    #2069914 - 11/04/03 11:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

BIOS must be set up to boot off floppy before booting off the hard drive. It is not uncommon for newer computers to have a boot order of
CD - HDD - Floppy
because manufactures figure anyone who wants to boot a floppy could figure out how to change it. What you want is
CD - Floppy - HDD
or
Floppy - CD - HDD


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Re: pc question [Re: PNutButta]
    #2070095 - 11/04/03 02:13 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I like CD-Floppy-HD, because if you are trying to load an operationg system from CD, it will recognize that first. Try adjusting the boot order and see if it works.


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Re: pc question [Re: TinMan]
    #2070099 - 11/04/03 02:18 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Could also be a bad floppy drive, but sounds like the other two posters are more likly to be correct. Some newer BIOS's will skip along if they find the disk in the drive isnt bootable as well, instead of giving the non-system disk/disk error message.


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    #2070392 - 11/04/03 07:13 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)



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    #2071737 - 11/05/03 01:23 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks for all the help and
i'm sure this answers my question.

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Re: pc question [Re: scotsman1]
    #2072700 - 11/05/03 11:07 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Floppys are good for saving vast amounts
of shroom material taking them into work
slipping it into a works pc and printing out.

is that called stealing???????????


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Re: pc question [Re: scotsman1]
    #2076164 - 11/06/03 06:50 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

> is that called stealing?

As a small business owner, yes. I have to pay for the paper you are using, the toner you are using, and the wear and tear on the printer.


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Re: pc question [Re: scotsman1]
    #2076198 - 11/06/03 07:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

scotsman1 said:
Floppys are good for saving vast amounts
of shroom material taking them into work
slipping it into a works pc and printing out.

is that called stealing???????????




Your stealing the meaning of the word "vast" when you apply it to floppy disks. We live in a world of terra-bytes not. I can't fit a single virus dat file on a floppy.


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