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Interesting BIOS behavior


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#1 dsa1971

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:41 AM

I'm a relative noob when it comes to building computers but can usually find my way around. I've built 2 for myself and help a friend set one up. I built on this weekend and had not put in a floppy drive since it was not really something I felt like I needed. Anyway, after getting things setup and installing windows xp pro everything worked fine except that when I turned the computer on or rebooted I needed to press F1 to continue. This was a minor annoyance but nothing major. I tried to find some setting in the BIOS but could not find anything that would stop this. Well, today I added a floppy drive just because I decided it was something that I would probably use at some point and once I added the floppy I did not get the message about F1 to continue. It just booted to straight through to windows xp. Is this normal? Before adding the floppy I did notice it would give a message about the floppy failing but I didn't think much of it. also, in the BIOS there was a setting about stoppying for "All Errors", "Keyboard Errors", etc. but I thought leaving it at stop for all errors would be best. Is there a setting in the BIOS that says not to look for the floppy drive?

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 11:41 AM

Yes there it should be in drive settings or something that has to do with drives, Usually the default text for the label would be

Floppy Drive: either not installed, or 3.5 inch




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