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Boot Up From Usb Floppy Disk Drive


So i need a floppy drive. I do not have a power dongle, the small one on my antec neopower 480 for a floppy drive. Someone at microcenter told me that there are power dongle converters for floppys. But i was wondering, since i need to install my sata drivers off an a: drive when i boot from my xp c. D. Will a usb floppy drive could act exactly the same as an internal one? Can i boot up from a usb floppy disk drive?

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Floppy Drive Disk Boot Failure

Just built my own computer, and i cant install an os because the computer doesnt seem to find the floppy drive. I have connected the floppy drive to the motherboard with a 34-pin connecter, and i have the twisted end plugged to the floppy drive, and the long end to the mb. I noticed that one pin on the floppy drive (the second from the side) is missing.could that be the problem or should it be like that?

When i start the computer it says after counting the memory and all that, "verifying dmi pool data. Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".


Posted On: February 19th, 2005, 03:58 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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How to change boot drive with floppy ? I would like to be able to swap between 2 different boot drives by using a floppy. I think that it is possible to do this, but i do not know how. Both operating systems will be using windows xp pro. If there is a hardware solution out there, i would prefer to use this method. I do not want to use a boot loader because i do not want the original operating system or its users to know of the other drive. A sort of stealth operating sytem if you will.

Posted On: May 31st 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Use Usb As A Dos Boot Disk

Is there any way to make this work? I can get it to boot from it, but the only commands i can get to work are fdisk and format. It keeps searching for files on my a: drive. Is there a way to modify the .ini files so i can create a fully functional boot disk? I'm trying to completely eliminate the need for a floppy drive. Also, is there a way to make a bootdisk that can format with all the popular file systems such as ntfs or linux file system?

Posted On: 04-08-2004, 11:42 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Floppy Drive "disk I/o Error"

Can anyone help with a little problem i'm having with installing xp pro. Everytime i try to install from the floppies (can't boot from cdrom) i get this "disk i/o error". I have never came across this before. It isn't the floppy drive, because all other disks work. I tried formatting the floppy before using it.could there be something wrong with my boot sector?

Btw. I use powerquest's partition magic 8, and i'm getting this "bad boot signature byte" message when scanning the drive for errors!*


Posted On: June 24th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I have an external usb floppy drive that i got some time ago. I need to use it for something but discovered that i have misplaced the ac adapter. The drive is designed to run off the bus unless you connect it to an un-powered hub but it works best with the adapter.considering this, what would the power specs on such an adapter be? I can't get any answers from the manufacturer for some reason (they went out of business and then came back). I seem to remember it being a 12 volt unit but the power draw was closer to an amp then most of the generic adapters you could find at radio shack, etc. I remember the adapter being pretty large.

Posted On: September 7th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Ok so recently ive been having issues with my optical (cd/dvd) drive. First it wouldn't boot with any disk in it, even if it wasn't a boot-able disk. I figured that out just by taking the disc out. Simple right?

Now my pc will boot past bios and display the post message but will not go into the operating system. I changed my boot order to do hard drive first and it still did the same thing. So i had a hunch and unplugged the power cable to my disk drive (ribbon cable is still attached) and it booted fine. Does this mean my disk drive is going out? Or is it maybe just that plug on my power supply?


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A floppy disc size is 1. 4mb right. If i have a file that is 1. 6 mb and needs to be on a floppy is there other floppys i can buy that hold more data?

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Disk Boot Failure. Insert System Disk And Press Enter

Just built my first pc and configured the bios etc and get the following message:

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Disk boot failure. Insert system disk and press enter. I think this means that i have to insert a boot disk for the cd-rom drive into the floppy disk drive, to install the drivers for it. Can someone confirm this? Also my cd drive is a philips 52x32x52 cd-rw which came with no floppy disks for installation at all, so i am not sure how i can setup the cd drive without an operating system etc.


Posted On: July 9th, 2004, 03:57 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter

I'm just usng my computer as a normal computer user would use one's computer. Surfing the web, instant messaging programs and the like, then my main harddrive makes a low click sound, then a slightly higher click sound after about half a second, then windows stops responding, then less than a second after my system achieves full lockup. So i'm like, ok, that's weird, and i reboot. I boot into bios and make sure it's not set to turn off the harddrives for any reason, and when i see that it isn't and there are no other wonky settings, i boot windows (xp pro sp2 .net) into safemode and just to make sure, start a virus scan, while that's working i look and make sure drive indexing is turned off (it isnf't on the main drive, so i turn it off) and that power save things are set to always on, and that's all ok, so while i'm waiting for the virus scan to finish, it does the click thing again, locks up, so i'm like *** and i reboot again, this time it gets to the ascii loading bar before the animated startup screen before the login prompt, and it does the click thing and stops, so i reboot again, and this time it gets to "verifying dmi pool data. " After detecting the drives and whatnot, does the click thing and stops right there, then after a minute or so i see "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". So i sit there getting madder by the second and press enter, then it gives me a blank screen and that message again, and that's where it sits right now as i type this (but once i post i'll turn it off)

So i was running a virus scan, avg free edition, and it scanned the registry and the mbr for viruses and didn't find any, so i dunno, this either is a virus that i don't have a definition for, or some random progressive hardware failure, or my computer decided to crap out on me randomly.


Posted On: 12-05-2005, 01:23 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Insert System Disk And Press Enter, Disk Boot Failure

Looking for suggestions for what to do next. I've built my first from scratch computer using:

New
Gigabyte ga-8i915p duo-a motherboard
P4 630 3ghz 800mhz fsb 2mb l2 cache processor
Maxtor 200gb eide ultra ata/133 hard drive
2x crucial 1gb ddrii 533 memory sticks

From my old system
Cd/rw
Dvd rom

It seems to post ok, but i then get the message

"Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

I've tried the new copy of windows xp bought for this build, and also the disks that came with the board and the hard drive. Each time the same message comes up. I've searched through all the documentation that came with everything, the net, and some books, nothing i try works. Can anybody help please?


Posted On: January 31st 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Usb Pen Drive - The Disk In Drive Is Not Formatted

This issue happens most of the time with my pc which is running win xp pro, p4 1. 7ghz, 1gb ram. By most of the time i mean every once in a while it works fine. I'll plug the sandisk 512mb pen drive into the any usb port and i get the message "the disk in drive ? Is not formatted would you like to format it now?" If i click yes the format window comes up then i get the message "windows was unable to complete the format" "the disk in drive ? Cannot be formatted". This also happens with my floppy drive.

Posted On: July 29th, 2005, 01:21 PM . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Error: There Is No Disk In The Drive - Usb Fat32

I'm working with a usb fat32 type flash drive which is currently blank. I've tried to copy files onto it and it has become somewhat corrupt, displaying the error message "there is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive deviceharddisk1dr2. " I don't know what the problem is. A couple of days ago this piece of equipment was working just fine.

Posted On: Jul 12, 05 at 3:50pm . View Related Posts . . View 0 Replies .

Can Access Usb Drive Only Through Disk Manager

I recently upgraded to xp pro sp2 (from home). Before i used my ipod and flash disk on home (mass storage). After installing xp pro i found that it couldn't recognize them in explorer!. Heres what i have tried and other info:i have installed the latest chipset drivers. Tried removing all usb devices and rebooting. Tried using other usb flash sticks all other usb devices do work, just mass storage that doesn't.computer info:
Windows xp pro sp2
Dell dimension 4600

I can access the drive only through disk manager. I think its got something to do with windows not automatically assigning a drive letter on startup.


Posted On: March 1st 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

What Is The Disk Space Inside The Best Usb Flash Drive ?

What is the disk space inside the best usb flash drive? Ive heard that its 16 gigs. Can anyone confirm that or is it smaller/larger?

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I have a panasonic toughbook. It has no os on it. Also, i have a lite-on usb cd drive. How can i boot from it?

Posted On: 13-02-2007, 09:54 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Hard Drive Encryption Upon Boot From Usb

I am getting a few new external 500gb hard drives (try 3), and i am going to be needing some kind of encryption program. All 3 drives will be encrypted, but one of them is going to have a few backups on it - acronis trueimage ones. I know trueimage can encrypt, but i want to get the best possible encryption, if only so i can point and laugh as i describe how long it'd take to crack it. I've considered truecrypt, however, it requires encryption software on both ends. I want something that, upon boot from usb, asks me what the password is, and then becomes availiable to the system. Is there anything like that availiable? Truecrypt is probably going to be used on the other two 500g's (unless you guys have better suggestions), but i do think it'd be a good idea to keep the data encrypted on the backup 500g.

Posted On: July 26th, 2006, 11:47 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Usb 2.0 Issues - Hard Drive Boot Up Problem

When i connected a usb2 hard drive the external hard drive wouldn't boot up - in fact the light would not even light up! I tried again with 2 smaller and completely different usb2 memory sticks and both of those would not work and would also not light up!

These were all in perfect order and had worked on another machine only hours before so i knew the external hdd's were good. However when i took the sticks and the external hdd back to another machine they would not boot up either! All of the usb2 devices have been fried!

I've tried changing the cables etc for the external hdd but it makes no difference! The weird thing is every single usb1. 1 device that i plug into the new machine works perfectly - even the wireless keyboard and mouse that i was using with it! It only seems to damage usb2 devices!

The 500w psu that i was using is a raidmax one and works perfectly because the computer works fine and i can load windows and wireless and everything. Another weird thing was that when i used a crossover cable to connect it to my other machine to transfer files across - it locked up my other machine.computer specifications:

Q6600 g0 edition
Asus p5n-e sli 650i motherboard
Ocz ddr2 800mhz/pc2-6400 cl 4-4-4-15 platinum xtc (2gb)
Raidmax sagitta black/silver gaming case with side window - with 500w psu
Western digital wd5000aaks 500gb sata ii 7200rpm 16mb cache - oem

Complete with a pci gfx card (7300se - spare one i had lying round) and all the other extras. I built it and it ran fine - installed windows xp etc etc.


Posted On: 21-01-2008, 01:29 AM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Usb Jump Drive Prevents Vista Boot

So i just got a usb cruzer micro 2. 0gb for my vista premium. I removed the u3. And formatted it. Readyboost works, but when i reboot the computer, the screen gets stuck on the hp logo, and vista will not boot. I reseted it one time and then vista had to do a system restore because of a hardware change or something. Does anyone know how to fix this problem where once the usb drive is plugged in, and the computer restarts, it will not boot into windows vista?

Note: vista works normally again, when the jump drive is not plugged in. I had the exact same drive before and it did not do this.


Posted On: March 31st 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Xp Does Not Boot From Hard Disk

I have bought a new hdd (ata), with jumper on master. I did installed xp professional sp2 (genuine licensed) once, this morning, everything was ok. After installing xp, i have booted from hdd without problems and even i did some small disaplay changes (resolution, colors, things like that), but i have installed nothing else). I've closed the os, closed the pc and went out for about 1 hour. When coming back the system refused to boot again from hdd. As i had nothing else installed on hdd except the xp, i decided to boot from cd, format again the partition and reinstall the xp. Surprise: the hdd is visible (bios sees it), is to be formated, xp files are copied on the c: partition as normal, no errors, but when first time the installing program needs to re-boot, it can not re-boot from hdd, and keeps booting from cd again and again. Any ideas?

Posted On: October 22nd, 2007, 09:17 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Emachine - No Boot Disk

I've been working on this old emachine for a woman down the street and i finally got it running but it's acting a bit strange. She called me up today and said it tells her she has "no boot disk". Now, i know i was just there and had windows xp boot up. So i go there, turn it on. And boot up normally. So i make sure everything else is working. I turned it off and on a few times, everything was normal. I left and an hour later she calls me back. "It's a black screen that says "no boot disk" on it". She says she didn't turn it of/restart or anything. I'm trying to get a handle on what's wrong here. I can't get a handle on it because i'm never there when something goes wrong. It's a 3100+ sempron with 256 mb ram and a 100gb ide hdd. Integrated sound, network, and graphics (chrome s3 i think). Any ideas? Is it possible that her psu is shutting down and resetting her boot settings? I'm sure the hard drive has a recovery partition (but that should also be bootable). Maybe her psu and the motherboard batter are both hosed. I don't know anymore lol. Any ideas are appreciated.

Posted On: 06-13-2009, 02:22 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I set up a windows xp sp3 image with nlite, and i used winsetupfromusb to boot up the nlite answer file unto a usb flash drive. This works great, with every little interaction from my part. So, now i would like to encrypt this usb flash drive so if it gets "lost" it doesn't get distributed around. So, if there is a way to encrypt this drive and also prompt for a password to allow decryption, that would be great.

Posted On: 10-27-2009, 01:00 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: May 31st, 2005, 05:33 PM . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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My pc detect my usb but when i tried to open it, it says please insert a disk into drive, what will i do? How can i fix my usb?

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I recently received a western digital 160gb, as a replacement for a broken western digital 120gb, from western digital. However on boot the hdd is sometimes not found and instead a little clicking noise can be heard, which in turn leads to the primary slave not being found and then a disk error. Usually if i simply turn it off then back on again, then it works fine however sometimes i have to do this multiple times, sometimes i have to turn it off and leave it for a few minutes and sometimes i have to open the case and push all the cables into the back of the hdd and dvdrw a bit more. To me the cables don't feel as though they've come loose and so really this is an exercise of ritual rather than anything constructive, yet it seems to do the job. Once the hdd is recognised the pc works fine and dandy but i'd like to avoid this failure as it is happening more and more. Is this an issue with the cpu, data cables, power cables, hdd, dvdrw, ram?
My system is an asus pundit w/ intel 2. 8ghz, dual 512mb ram, western digital 160gb, sony 8x dvdrw.


Posted On: July 8th, 2004, 05:06 AM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Computer Says Boot Failure Insert Disk

I switch computer and is says boot failure insert disk so i do that but nothing. I tried to get in safe mode but i cant even do that. If u need the spec then ask but i know it a 259 ghz ram 1. 6 amd process and 40 ghz hard drive.

Posted On: November 17th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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