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#1 willy800

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:10 AM

I have a prob that I kinda brought on myself, but now don't know how to fix it.
I had an old Dell with XP Home on it. My daughter also had a XP Home pc that is 2 years newer and better than mine. Her pc, for some reason, did not come with a restore disc, but mine did.
Well my pc went belly-up and she got a brand new laptop so she gave me hers. Which of course was full of bugs. :whistle: You know how kids are.
Anyway I used the restore disc from my pc to wipe and fix her pc. The only thing is, my pc had a floppy drive and her's does not. So now when you reboot the pc it stops at a point where it cannot find the floppy and I have to be sitting there to push F1 to continue the bootup process.
Now since I run my home automation stuff on this pc I need it to boot with no one there, like when we are on vacation, I check to see the status of the house, and it is hung up and needs a remote reboot.

Any ideas?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:22 AM

FWIW: That restore disk, unless the systems were exactly like, would install incorrect drivers/settings on another system, if it would provide a proper install at all, IMO. I believe that is what you are facing.

Can you be specific about the system models...your current system and your former system for which the restore disk was provided?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:38 AM

Well I no longer have the old computer that had the restore disc.
Before I did the reinstall I went through the pc I was restoring and downloaded all the drivers, because I knew they would be different.
The restored pc has worked fine for over a year now, except the "cannot find floppy disk drive" problem. Of course this pc does not have one and the old one did.
They were both Dell pc's and were both XP-Home.
I am just guessing here, but with the older pc's restore disc it was telling the newer pc that there should be a floppy drive there when it boots up, and there isn't one.
Hope that helps some.

Thanks,
Tim

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:54 AM

Reboot the PC and hit F2 to go into the bios settings.

Look for the Floppy drive options and set it to not present or not installed.

Edited by Firefoxthebomb, 26 July 2012 - 09:54 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:55 AM

When the Dell Logo appears on the screen, Press F2 to go to the bios setup.
Look for something like drives.highlight it and press enter. You should see the floppy drive settings there. It is probably set to 1.44Mb floppy. Just turn that off Press esc and save the settings, and as long as the battery is OK, Then you are done. If the date and time keep losing there settings then you need to change the CR2032 battery.

I could be more Specific if you post the model. The really old white Dell is different. Solid but different. There You have to press the Del key for the bios setup and look for the floppy settings for example.

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Edited by rotor123, 26 July 2012 - 09:56 AM.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:59 AM

Also, you'll need to download and install all of the correct drivers for your system, starting with the chipset driver

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:02 PM

That did the trick guys.
Thank you. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

Good to hear, Thanks :thumbup2:

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Edited by rotor123, 26 July 2012 - 03:13 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

Glad to hear that worked, thanks for following up to let us know that worked.

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