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Boot Problem- Floppy Drive

By SHANE'S MOM
Jul 29, 2006
  1. I Can't Get My Pc To Do Anything, Error Says Reinsert Floppy And Hit Any Key. It Is Windows 98. I Can't Even Get To Safe Boot! I Am Not Very Good With Computers. This Pc Belonged To My Son Shane And He Passed Away In Dec. Of 2005 And I Want To See What I Can Save Of His, This Means Sooo Much To Me. He Was Teaching Me About Computers Before He Got Sick.

    Thanks So Much
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    If y have a firend with a computer then you can take the hard drive from that one and install it as a slave drive in the other computer. You should then be able to access any files that are on the drive.
     
  3. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Is that the message that shows up when there is a non-Windows floppy in the drive at the time of boot?
     
  4. SHANE'S MOM

    SHANE'S MOM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Boot

    As Soon As I Turn On The Computer It Shows That .
     
  5. SHANE'S MOM

    SHANE'S MOM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Slave Drive

    Sorry, But How Do I Do That. I Am So Bad With This! And Can I Save The Computer? I Would Like To Be Able To Use It.
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Take the floppy off the drive when starting the computer.
     
  7. SHANE'S MOM

    SHANE'S MOM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Floppy -boot, Problem

    WHEN I TURN ON PC IT SHOWS PC INFO AND THEN SHOWS THIS ERROR ( DISK I\O ERROR. THEN SOMTIMES IT WILL SAY LOADING WINDOWS 98 AND ASK FOR A COMMAND (TYPE THE NAME OF THE COMMAND INTERPRETER (e. g. C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM)). I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TYPE.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I have deleted your new thread, as you already have this thread here.

    Please don`t open any more threads for this subject, continue to post in this one. Thanks.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    the whole takeing the drive to anothre computer will be difficult so lets see if we can get this one working. at the prompt try typeing win . it may not work but its worth a try. if there is a floppy diskette in the drive push the button to get it out and go from there.
     
  10. SHANE'S MOM

    SHANE'S MOM TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I'll Give It A Try. I Hope I Can Save My Pics And Files It Would Mean So Much To Me
     
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