Boot Disk Failure

By Bobcoop103
May 15, 2005
  1. I am attempting to restore an older computer with an AMD K6 and Win98 SE, the problem I'm having is that when I try to boot with a Win98 boot floppy the BIOS doesn't recognize the disk, the floppy drive is working ok otherwise I can read the contents ok. but I want to load the files for CD-ROM support etc. Is there a file on the startup disk that will start the process? I have made sure the boot sequence in the BIOS includes the floppy drive.

    Thanks, Bob
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Maybe you have a bad bootdisk!!

    Get another one from HERE and try that.

    If that doesn`t work then maybe the floppy drive or the floppy drive cable is bad.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    or maybe the ordee of boot is incorrect.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    There is no file necessary to load the floppy, it all has to do with the BIOS. If it detects a disk in the floppy drive it will try to load it, even if it isn't bootable. But it all has to do with the sequence in the BIOS as nickc said. You need to make sure you floppy drive is first (not just included).

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