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You don't have to hook up any of the signal cables, just the power, which will increase the current draw. If Apple can drop the floppy from the 1998 iMac, why can't the PC industry kill this pernicious thing off seven years later? I haven't been able to find any references to the cursor or pointer in documentation, which seems to be able to occupy the same cell simultaneously with a regular character. The floppy drive that I ordered is a PowerUp G54-8016 external USB floppy drive. his comment is here

silvad59Nov 15, 2009, 5:50 AM The old hard drive is still good. I've had the computer crash before the RAM test, during the RAM test, during boot up, and after DOS has loaded. Different to the LEDs turning on momentarily as part of a power on (or reset) sequence? I've disabled the hard drive and floppy drive, removed their respective controllers, and now I'm just running the MDA card and Intel 386 Inboard Processor card.

Such as it is. You'll need a few things to get your computer booting from a USB flash drive, though: Obviously, a good USB flash drive, I highly recommend the One should be a bootable DOS partition, the other should contain ME or 98 OS disk contents.Remove Laptop drive from desktop PC and place into your laptop. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Register Help Remember Me?

Just in case: Many years ago, someone here had an intermittently crashing PC, and the cause was traced to 'dirty' house electricity. If you can transfer the files from a machine that will read them onto a USB stick or CD, you will save yourself a lot of exasperation. How you obtain the "tools" is up to youYou need: (1) a copy of windows 98 or ME (either one needs to be upgradeable if you wish to install XP)(2) Copy Elegant, it ain't.

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and This makes me think the cursor has its own register or memory of sorts on the MDA card? Proffitt Forum moderator / April 30, 2011 1:34 PM PDT In reply to: floppy drive You have a machine that can read the discs. ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: Connection to failed.

Copy the contents of the 98 or ME OS disk into the WIN folder.Using the ghosting software, copy the spare drive to the first partition on your laptop drive. And when I do manage to boot into DOS with the floppy drive enabled I can read from the floppy drive just fine until the computer inevitably crashes. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Floppy Drive by kemperhills / April 30, 2011 6:01 AM PDT In reply to: floppy drive Hey, guys, I just went to my If it works then, do the system recovery and go forward from that.

My second thought is just how easy it would be for a tech support worker to tell you how to fix that well-known problem with Microsoft Windows. Originally Posted by Chuck(G) Could be a flaky power supply. My problem is that my PC developed problems with the Windows ScanDisk repair software after I attempted to fix another problem using Norton AntiVirus 2003. Does anyone know how the cursor is represented in MDA?

They tell you how on the site. this content I got a brand new floppy and it said the same thing. is also a great resource for stuff like this -- which makes seem awfully inevitable, if someone can foot the bandwidth bill. The laptop's cd-rom is dead.

Support for this is surprisingly robust; plug it in and it's nearly indistinguishable from a hard-wired floppy. I'll remove it later and check it out further, although now I don't suspect the floppy drive / controller. by R. weblink This means doing a bench (open air) install, clean OS build and Prime95 torture test burn in.

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I of course get error 601 on post, but that aside the computer has yet to crash. It could also be that the 386 board has gotten to be a little flaky. It does the same thing.Can anyone help me get this floppy drive working so that I can access the files.I have an HP Compaq dc7600 small form computer running XP Pro, I don't know about that, but these things are really tiny-- and they even have a cute little activity LED.

I feel that if I had the original 8088 processor installed I might be able to use the HDD and floppy drive without issue, the card pulls a lot of power... I can still boot into DOS from the floppy drive, and ROM BASIC is fun to play with, so all is not lost. Read Effective Programming: More than Writing Code and How to Stop Sucking and Be Awesome Instead on your Kindle, iPad, Nook, or as a PDF. by R.

Yes, the computer came with a full-height 10MB HDD. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: Linux by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 30, 2011 4:46 AM PDT In reply to: An assumption 1. Try the free HP USB Disk Storage format tool. Sometimes this is caused by dried-out filter caps.

Use it to look at diskettes in your USB-drive.Kees Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - You may know more than you know. (?)! Please try the request again. This is black magic. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.

Boot up laptop - it should come up with the DOS bootscreenType 'd:' without quotation marks and hit return.Type 'cd win' without quotation marks and hit returnType 'setup' without quotation marks Microsoft, by the way, also charges for a good deal of its telephone customer support.All the mope at the other end of the line needed to tell you follows:

So, just like a flickering light? Well I think I found the issue.

Regex abuse Written by Jeff Atwood Indoor enthusiast. Proffitt, as far as downloading UBUNTU I started to and it said that it would take 1 hour and 13 minutes. Also, I have a stack of floppy's 5 inches tall and surely all of them would not go bad at the same time. Nothing obvious like exploded components or burnt traces.

Please try again now or at a later time. OK, you must have a spare or blank you can format.