Drive error

By DGT88
May 7, 2008
  1. Hi - my first use of techspot

    problem - pc starts ok with the msi page displayed but instead of then loading the os the final two lines = "drive error pres f1 to continue" press f1 & all is well
    as you can see this is not a big problem just one more key stroke but it is very aggravating & if anyone knows of a simple fix i'll be very thankfull

    hdd checks out ok & i have fresh intalled vista

    regards - Denis
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    "drive error pres f1 to continue" press f1"... This is probably caused by a hard drive failing it's SMART status. Even though you say it checked out ok, (you don't say how you checked it) It may need to be replaced. Or you can put up with the "F1" message
  3. tuant

    tuant TS Enthusiast Posts: 200

    It could also be the floppy drive, can you disable the floppy drive in the BIOS and see how that works
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Bad floppy drives usually give an error 41 or something like that
  5. DGT88

    DGT88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Tuant
    Too easy when you know how - floppy drive gone = problem gone
    Bests wishes - Denis
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