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Old 08-09-2004, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I added a floppy drive to my computer, it goes through bios fine and win xp loads with the little orange thing going across the screen, but then dies with a black screen though the power is still on.

this isn't the monitor because ive tried it with two different ones. i enabled the drive in bios, and also i disconnected the floppy drive and the same thing keeps happening even though i should be back where i started!

i dont see how i could have damaged anything through esd or otherwise when i was installing the drive it was very straightforward. i posted this is the hardware area but no luck.

anyway, thanks for any suggestions!!!

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Old 08-09-2004, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try removing the floppy drive. If the computer then boots it looks like you have a faulty floppy

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Old 08-09-2004, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try "F8" while booting...maybe your display settings/resolution are not set correctly
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