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I/O eror when booting from floopy

I got I/O errror when booting from floopy what does this mean
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willcomp

8/22/2022 - Mon
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callrs

Floppy may have bad sectors, or may have gone bad totally. Floppys have a high failure rate.

Or the floppy drive may be defective.

Try read/write from another good floppy disk or two. If that goes OK then you know the other floppy disk is bad. If the bad floppy disk is readable at all, then there are programs that help to recover data from it.
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I tried a different diffferent disk  and that seem to work once but, not agian
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its kike good disk went  almost imedatly
callrs

See if you can format a disk. Open Windows Explorer, right click the A drive & then click format. Do a full, not a quick format.
Callandor

I think it's the drive, then - a working drive should be able to read consistently.  Fortunately, they don't cost too much.
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I tried a  new  drive  and  that did't help after a few disks i got the  same thing  mabe is the program i'm trying to boot to
callrs

If each floppy ends up going bad, then either the drive or the connections to/from the drive are faulty. If you know your way around the inside of a computer, check that the drive power & signal cables fit snugly.
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i even changed cables
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I'm not realy sure they acualy went bad but, the computer was acting like it
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i'm trying to become A+ certified i have not come across somthing like this before
jcw20

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I s it posible the onboard controler is faulty
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Will Szymkowski

This is possible. A way you can determine this is if you take out your current floppy drive and put it into another computer and see if it works. If it does that it might be the controller on your motherboard.

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willcomp

What happens when you boot from one of the diskettes on a PC with same OS and a known working floppy drive?

Try another bootable floppy disk in suspect drive.  Create boot disk using Boot Disk Essentials disk image from this site:

http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml

The I/O error may be independent of floppy drive.