I have just built a new PC from scratch. Everything seems to check out OK: BIOS, RAM, 2 IDE HDs PCI and ISA cards all confirmed. However I seem to have a problem with the floppy drive.
With a floppy in the drive, I boot the system. As the system comes up the A Drive is "hit", it whirs, the light goes on, then off, and the boot continues. Following the all the system confirmation, I get the following report to the screen:
"Searching for Boot Record from floppy..not found"
"Searching for Boot Record from IDE-0,:OK
"Missing Operating System"
The boot disk I'm using is a WIN98 Boot Disk written from my other PC and works OK on that machine and others I've tried.
I've tried messing around with the cable (Although not exchanged it). I've also tried swapping out the floppy drive for another, but still get the same result.
I should also mention that I've checked out an earlier question on Experts Exchange "Q.10181698 from ecrowe". This was useful but didn't solve my problem - also I note that this question was never actually concluded.
PLUS, one other problem, my CPU fan does not have a conventional slim sheathed terminating power cable, but rather the large chunky fitting, similar those used to power the HD's CD Rom etc. Although I've connected the fan, I notice it isn't running when the machine is booted. Should it be - or do some only kick in when the heat sink get sufficiently hot?
Any help would be gratefully received.