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Why is I/O Error occuring on my computer?

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Diskette Drive A: is not responding and an DISK I/O Error keeps occuring on my Computer.  The Diskette drive and the hard drive works!  I have tried them in another system so i know they work.  Can you help me PLEASE?
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Question by:Belgarison
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Look in your BIOS at bootup in the Standard CMOS settings to make sure that it actually shows the correct A: drive (use the page up and page down buttons on the keyboard to put the correct type in there...it may be seeing a 720KB size drive when in fact you have in all probability a 1.44MB drive).  If it is correct there, then check the I/O settings also in your BIOS to make sure that it has the correct setting there.

Toni Hackler
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Belgarison,
Will the computer boot from the floppy?

Is the error random, or is the drive completely disabled?

If disabled, I suggest you double-check the cable connections, or substitute a known-good one.

If random, please tell us the operating system in use, and a little more about the other hardware in your system.

Regards,
Ralph
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