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By apell
Mar 17, 2005
  1. Hi y'all ! i am new to this site and i just thought it is cool idea to have a place to discuss cyber matters ..... i came across this site while trying to find out how to Boot from my A drive .... i still have not got answers so...... i find the site quite confusing so i need help ...
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    In order to boot from your "A" drive, first go into bios and set the boot order to floppy/cd-rom/hard drive. Put your bootable floppy disc in your drive and save and exit bios. You should now be able to boot from your floppy drive.


    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. apell

    apell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Booting from A

    Ok thanks .. but how to i go to bios? alt+ctrl+del?? at start up or DEL only
     
  4. apell

    apell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Booting from A

    oh by the way what i was doing was like statrting with my boot disk in the drive and i would get the ... A:/> dos prompt with the sytem asking for a command... i kind of was trying to let the Pc switch automatically from start up
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Obviously if you are getting an "A" prompt then your computers boot sequence is already set to boot from the A drive first.

    For future reference in order to get into bios try pressing either the delete key or F2 or F1 at boot up.

    If you`ve got your mobo manual it should tell you which key to press.

    May I ask why you want to boot from your floppy drive?

    Regards Howard :cool:
     
  6. apell

    apell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Why..

    because the Pc will not boot from the hard drive it keeps telling me that " :confused: boot failure in drive c".... "insert boot diskette in A" .. so i made a bootable **** for a pc in the library .. (same win xp) then i inserted diskette in the drive .. so the it says ok now type the command A:/> ,...... and thats where i get lost fro that prompt cause i do not know what command to type
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go HERE and follow the instructions on how to repair Windows.

    Regards Howard :cool:
     
  8. apell

    apell TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thanks

    Thank you! : will do
     
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