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kerokee Oct 20, 2006 07:52 PM

Insert Boot Diskette in A
 
Hi all,
I am having trouble starting my desktop computer. I keep getting this message:

Drive not ready
Insert BOOT diskette in A:
Press any key when ready

Any suggestions for what I can do are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

chrislad Oct 21, 2006 02:12 PM

could be you got a damaged boot sector on drive C

have a look at the link below this tells you how to repair bad boot sector
plus lots of other things

***********.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm#How%20to%20Repair%20the%20Boot%20Sector:

Insomniac Oct 21, 2006 04:09 PM

Make sure the Bios isn't set to boot from your A: drive.

It should be booting from your hard drive, which is usually C: .

While there, make sure the drive is detected and displayed correctly.


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