Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:56 PM
So I put my computer in stand-by mode while I went out for a few hours. Come home, wake it up, all seems normal but internet's being stubborn. No big deal, I reboot it.
Nasty surprise waiting for me. At the start-up screen, I get the dreaded floppy disk error (80) with a "PS/2 mouse error" on top of it.
Tried to change the boot order so it would boot from CD first, then HD. No luck. Also, looks like something was updating my BIOS (something along the lines of DMI Pool Data...updated, whatever that means). I then get the "disk boot failure, insert system disk and hit enter."
Needless to say, this is pretty upsetting. I'm using my lady's laptop at the moment. I'm running the start-up test as I type this (the usual memory, etc.) but I don't have high hopes.
I'm guessing it's either a bad floppy drive as the light's not coming on at all (so suddenly?). It could be a bad cable, but that's doubtful since the system is barely a month old. Come to think of it, the floppy drive IS pretty old now as I cannibalized it from my old Dell from over 6 years ago.
The little voice in my head is telling me that maybe...just maybe...my $250 mobo turned Vader on me. Tell me this isn't true. I'm thinking of a quick trip to a computer store and buying a new floppy drive and cable, but want to find out what you guys think first before I do anything.
If there's any other thing I can do, please tell me. Why the hell isn't my computer booting from the HD as I configured it to do so in BIOS?!?
UberGeeks of the world...UNITE!
Uh guys? Wanna take your eyes off that screen for a second? Raise the mice? Battle cry?