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I have installed a new motherboard (Chaintech 5AGM2), an AMD k6-2 400MHz and a Diamond Speedster A/50. When I connected everything and booted the system at first I got an error message "Windows protection error IOS .." I tried again I was able to get in the safe mode. but my floppy drive and CD ROM were not recognized anymore. I disconnected the floppy and connected again nothing worked. I can hear the floppies to run but not recognized. So now I can start windows and cannot reinstall windows again.
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by:jorgenc
ID: 1747245
Hi Photon!

When you are changing motherboard on a computer you should ALWAYS do a reinstall of the operating system so i can re-recognize all hardware in the machine. Your problem will certinly dissapear, you could get your floppy working doing something else aswell but skipping a reinstall after changing mb is like begging for problems!

Rgds JorgenC
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by:PHOTON
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he did not answer the question fully.  i asked why did it initially recognize the drives but then would not recognize them again after i rebooted. he just told me to reinstall it, which i have already done but did not work.
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by:knowme
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Photon,

Windows Protection error caused in many ways. From bad memory or wrong drivers.

In your case, try to open the CPU case and re-checked the floppy cable and make sure it goes into the right floppy controller. Now there is a red mark on the floppy cable itself. That red line goes to mark 1 in your floppy controller cable. Make sure as well that the power cable connects to your floppy disk drive. For your CD-ROM, is it connected to a Slave Drive or a Master Slave drive connection? Make sure the the red line strap goes near the power connection of your CD-ROM. Make sure as well that it plugs properly. Check your memory simms.


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dalehend earned 100 total points
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You should check Device Manager in the Systems icon in Control Panel. Check floppy disk controller and drives for interrupt conflicts under resources tab. If there is a conflict, see if it allows you to select another configuration to enable the controller.
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