restart comp and it says A:driver error press F1 to continue

By fooseballmn
Mar 8, 2007
  1. everytime i turn off my comp and turn it back on it stops loading up and says A: drive error, press F1 to continue, and then it proceeds to the windows xp load scren... why does it keep tellin me i have a A:drive error?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    This is happening on your Vista Upgrade?
  3. fooseballmn

    fooseballmn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no it jus happens all the time i have windows xp with service pack 2
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,185   +225

    You have a bad hard drive
  5. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,416   +77

    Possibly you have played with the bios, making the A: drive available when you dont have an a: drive (floppy disk). Alternatively, if you DO have a floppy disk (DO let us know!), you have made it the first bootable drive, or it has no power, or there is a non-bootable floppy disc in it.

    Another possibility is a USB memory stick where you have installed a driver (you don't need a driver for XP), and the driver has created an A: drive (mine did this in Win98 but it was a B: drive since I already have an A: drive). It normally means nothing, but in your case.....

    First things first - do you have a floppy drive?
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