My PC can't detect the floppy and the Cd drive

Hi

I inserted a bootable disk, but the pc give me an error when it boots, "insert a bootable disk in the appropriate drive." I checked the cable and found no problem. Then I changed the Bios to boot from the CD (windows 98) and I still got the same error message.

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fuad2Asked:
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ajmalkhanswConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use following methods,

1  Check in bios that, it is detecting both the Devices.
2  Change the Controller for cd rom drive.
3  Devices are enable in bios.
4  If booting from cd rom drive of floppy drive both priorities are selected in the bios.
5  Check the jumper of cd rom and Hdd both are not on  master or not on slave.
6  Check the cable again.
7  Might be cables are lose.
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SniperUKCommented:
Well one thing that does crop up from time to time is the use of network cards on this matter.  Do you have a network card? Some network cards clash with the motherboard causing some ide ports to be not recognised by the computer which would explain why your cd rom or floppy drive would not be detected.  Sometimes simply removing the network card will result in both devices being detected again.  Of course the network card may be reinserted later on and drivers set in windows once the os is actually on.
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fuad2Author Commented:
Yes, the PC has a network card, but the card is built-in.

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ridCommented:
Check BIOS settings for IDE units. Are all recognized?
Can you boot from a bootable floppy with CD support? If so try that and check that CD unit works OK.
Verify that the CD in question is actually good.

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ajmalkhanswCommented:
Use following methods,

1  Check in bios that, it is detecting both the Devices.
2  Change the Controller for cd rom drive.
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jatcanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Reset the defaults in the BIOS, sometimes it gets corrupted and you need to reset it, this will reset it.
If that doesn't work you may be facing a burnt floppy, cdrom and/or motherboard, try another floppy drive(known working floppy drive) in the same machine..if it doesn't work then replace the floppy drive you have and if that doesn't work have the motherboard tested.

Cheers.
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