What's a floppy drive?

Question

I get this message when i boot up "Floppy disk(s) fail (80) " I just bought this mobo "Shuttle AK32A" all my other drivers work but not my floppy drive i have a second computer, I pulled out the cable i have in my computer and put it in the new mobo and it still doesn't work and i put the cable on my old system and it works. so i can't figure out what going on. Is the IO on the board defective?

Answer

This question was answered on May 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When you start setup either from the Windows 2000 installation CD-ROM or from a floppy disk, you may receive the error message.

Solution:

Set PC to boot from the Hard disk, then Drive A, Then CD-ROM or DVD

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 27, 2003