|Posted on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 10:31 am: |
I get an error message on the setup (press F1 to continue)when I boot the computer, and says there is a compatibilty problem in DOS when the system tries to recognize the FDD, all else is OK, just the system hangs on a cold boot and some CD rom programs hang up when I try to install, any ideas?
|Posted on Monday, January 5, 2004 - 8:33 pm: |
With the error does the floppy drive work in DOS at all? In the CMOS setup look for a setting like floppy seek or similar and disable it as it is an archaic feature and isn't needed. Also make sure the floppy drive itself is functional.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 - 9:53 am: |
Thanks. will give try,now that I have some ideas where togo, seems the easiest way is right in front of you, BTW, GREAT SITE!!!!!!!
|Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 - 8:09 pm: |
|Posted on Friday, January 9, 2004 - 10:21 am: |
Hey MOD...worked great, fixed other MOBO's too, this one in setup had a line saying SHOW ERROR MESSAGE in WIN 95, since running WIN2k, it would freeze startup(press f1 message) or lock up CD Rom program installs, I was going batty switching FDD's 2 CHECK and now this little gem of tidbit info comes along, fixed 2 other PC's/mobo's with this tip...... SIMPLY AMAZING AND THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!
|Posted on Friday, January 9, 2004 - 7:37 pm: |
Yup, archaic bios settings are the bain of most techs.