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« on: May 17, 2004, 06:51:56 PM »

Hi
i have an older computer that doesnt want to start up.
I gets stuck in the black background saying:

Diskette Drive B Failure
Invalid Configuration information-please run SETUP program
Press F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility
____________________________
when i press F1:
F1=
No boot device available
Press F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility

i do not know what dshould be in the Diskette Drive B field.
any help?

the computer should be Windows 95

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2004, 08:26:49 PM »

what is your boot sequence in your set up ?
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2004, 01:58:04 AM »

alex:

I just love those rare occasions when the computer actually tells you how to fix the problem. So rare these days.  How many disk drives do you have? Typically, A will be the first floppy and B will be the second. If you only have one drive, it will typically be referred to as A or sometimes be represented by both A and B. (This is configured in the setup utility-a hardware configuration program which has nothing to do with Windows.)

If you are confident, go into the setup utility. Press F2 during bootup and go into the setup menu. Find the options for floppy disk drives, and see what drives A: and B: or first and second are set for.
Try to match up the first drive with the A: setting and vice versa for B: find the command to save the settings and exit. Be careful not to change anything else in the setup utility, or you could prevent your machine from booting properly and/or running properly.  If this doesn't work, go back into the setup utility and try disabling whatever drive is currently set as B: and see if that gets rid of the error.

Good luck


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Originally posted by alex

Hi
i have an older computer that doesnt want to start up.
I gets stuck in the black background saying:

Diskette Drive B Failure
Invalid Configuration information-please run SETUP program
Press F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility
____________________________
when i press F1:
F1=
No boot device available
Press F1 key to continue, F2 to run setup utility

i do not know what dshould be in the Diskette Drive B field.
any help?

the computer should be Windows 95



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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2004, 01:09:33 PM »

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Originally posted by loner491

what is your boot sequence in your set up ?


what do you mean?
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