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Boot up problem

Just built a new pc. When i try to boot with a boot disk i get a-- disk i/o --error. Any help will do thank you.

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Floppy disk error? If not, check the boot order in the bios setup and make sure the floppy is in the list.

If a floppy disk error, it's the drive or the diskette.

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i tried new disk and even a new floppy drive and the same error come up(disk I/O error 00000100 NTDetect)

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Other Items to check,

Condition of Ribbon Cable

Ribbon Cable connected correctly. In one system I palced the twist on the board and swaped out 3 drives before I spotted the problem.

Floppy set to first boot device?

Which Boot floppy disk are you using?
My preference is Win98


Bill

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Hi, you may need to configure the BIOS to detect the Floppy drive and Primary Master Hard drive. Did you try Auto-detect? If Auto-detect does not work, Try manually setting the Boot Order to Floppy, hard drive, boot other device. Then use a boot disk to manually boot the computer to a DOS prompt, then set up your partitions with Fdisk, then format the drives and install your OS. Good luck. P.S. (Check and verify your cable connections and Pin Settings - Primary Master and Slave settings.

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