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Biostar Motherboard Boot Sequence issue

by Bootnrally / August 10, 2008 12:02 AM PDT

Howdy all,

Recently built a new system using a Biostar P4M900-M4 motherboard, and a Pentium 4 processor. Before installing the OS (Win XP Pro), the system goes through the boot sequence and displays a set of commands at the bottom of the screen. I can select F8 to change Boot Sequence, F9 for something else, DEL to enter setup mode or F1 to continue.

After installing XP Pro, and resetting the boot sequence, this still comes up, and the boot stops till I hit F1.

I do get a message that says "Floppy Disc(s) Failure" just above these commands, but the hardware manager says that the disc is properly installed and is working.

Anybody had experience with something similar, and what I need to do to bypass this stop in the boot sequence?


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Fix "Floppy Disc(s) Failure"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 12:59 AM PDT

In the BIOS set the floppy drive option to NONE.

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by Bootnrally / August 10, 2008 11:08 AM PDT

Thanks...resetting the floppy to None did the trick. The tip is most appreciated.

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You did the hard work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 11:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

All the best and keep asking those questions. For some that's the hard part.

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Do you have a floppy disk drive or not ???
by VAPCMD / August 10, 2008 2:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Won't be much good if set to none.


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Just do have an FDD installed ?
by VAPCMD / August 10, 2008 5:20 AM PDT

If yes...try doing a CLEAR CMOS and then setting the desired options.


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Floppy drive
by YeYe55 / August 11, 2008 3:11 AM PDT

Actually this is due to the BIOS setup
goto to the BIOS and select or enable the floppy.
Some of these mother boards become quite funny and if you set it up the right way you will forever get that message.
so, enable the floppy

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solution: Biostar Motherboard Boot Sequence issue
by pmkoms3 / August 20, 2008 3:30 AM PDT

This is the solution for ur problem :

when u satarting ur computer press "del" button on startup then u will see a blue screen with options Then cheange the following settings > Standard Cmos features > Halt On > press on halt on option select "No Errors" then save settings and restart ur computer... That's all problem solved...

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