I recently installed Windows 2000 on this machine. Everything went peachy, and all my hardware worked fine except for my FDD. For some reason when I try to access a disk, after about 30 seconds, the machine tells me the disk is not formatted and asks if I would like to format it. If I dont reply 'no' within about 5 seconds, my machine just reboots, no "Your settings are being saved ..." etc, just *boom*, screen goes blank and the machine begins to reboot. If I do quickly press 'no', then everything is fine, BUT if I try and access the FDD again, then the machine reboots almost immediatly upon double clicking the FDD icon in my computer. What could be POSSIBLY causing this ?
For the record ..
- The FDD isnt faulty, it worked fine under Windows ME, and still works fine if I boot my machine using a boot disk and access the drive then.
- THe disks Im using are formatted, and do have things on them.
- My hardware consists of:
Epox D3VA Mainboard
Intel Celeron 466 MHz Processor
128 MB RAM
Creative Labs Riva TNT2 Ultra using the latest detonator drivers from nVidia
Xitel Storm Platnium Sound Card
Adaptec AHA-152x SCSI Host Adapter
Any sort of help would be MUCH appreciated, even articles on problems that seem to be related to this one.
Does anyone think it would be worthwhile reinstalling the OS (hopefully a last resort) ?
I found this article on Microsoft's support pages, and even though its quite old, and only says its for NT I did try it, but with no success.