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 PostPost subject: My friend's computer won't get pass BIOS        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:04 pm 
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My friend recently installed an Infrared device in his computer (Windows XP).
1. When he was prompted to restart his PC, he restarted it.
2. The screen remains black after the boot screen appears. (Normally, the logon screen appears after that.)
3. After waiting for several minutes, he turned off the power source of his PC then turned it on again.
4. After starting the PC again, the prompt "Press any key to boot to disk...." appears. He doesn't press another key.
5. Then, a notice saying, "System Disk Failure, replace A:\ and press ENTER to continue." He presses ENTER, but the same notice appears.
6. He toys with the BIOS but the error persists.

What do you think he should do? :?


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 PostPost subject: Re: My friend's computer won't get pass BIOS        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:19 pm 
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Emir214 wrote:
My friend recently installed an Infrared device in his computer (Windows XP).
1. When he was prompted to restart his PC, he restarted it.
2. The screen remains black after the boot screen appears. (Normally, the logon screen appears after that.)
3. After waiting for several minutes, he turned off the power source of his PC then turned it on again.
4. After starting the PC again, the prompt "Press any key to boot to disk...." appears. He doesn't press another key.
5. Then, a notice saying, "System Disk Failure, replace A:\ and press ENTER to continue." He presses ENTER, but the same notice appears.
6. He toys with the BIOS but the error persists.

What do you think he should do? :?


Err... take the floppy disk out of the floppy drive ;)

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 PostPost subject: Re: My friend's computer won't get pass BIOS        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:04 pm 
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Andy wrote:

Err... take the floppy disk out of the floppy drive ;)


Problem is, his floppy disk drive does not work, even before the problem occurred. (It was disabled at his BIOS.)


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 PostPost subject: Re: My friend's computer won't get pass BIOS        Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:06 pm 
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Emir214 wrote:
Andy wrote:

Err... take the floppy disk out of the floppy drive ;)


Problem is, his floppy disk drive does not work, even before the problem occurred. (It was disabled at his BIOS.)


I suggest unplugging it completely then.

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System Disk Failure, replace A:\ and press ENTER to continue.

It's an AWARDBios. That means that no disk is bootable.


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Why doesn't he simply dump the the floppy disk drive and replace with something like a Media Card reader? Floppy disks are obselete now doesn't he know. If he doesn't know, you should tell him!

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squidward_ wrote:
Why doesn't he simply dump the the floppy disk drive and replace with something like a Media Card reader? Floppy disks are obselete now doesn't he know. If he doesn't know, you should tell him!
Well, maybe he still uses floppy disks. There are a large number of applications that still use floppy disks. If he doesn't want to get rid of the floppy disk, there is no reason to bitch at him.

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squidward_ wrote:
Why doesn't he simply dump the the floppy disk drive and replace with something like a Media Card reader? Floppy disks are obselete now doesn't he know. If he doesn't know, you should tell him!


I still have a working 5 1/4 inch that i use for fun. =D

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It turns out that my friend's father just pressed "Restore Defaults", and presto, my friend's computer is back to normal. :P

An admin can close the topic now. Thanks for all the help! :idea: :wink:


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