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andybodin

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I noticed that a floppy drive is listed as a drive on my computer running windows 7 home premium 64 bit, but I do not have one. I tried to turn off the flopy drive in the bios but when I do this the computer will not boot. If i reinable the floppy drive the computer will boot. Why? any way to fix?
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What is the error message when Windows 7 fails to boot after Disabling the Floppy Drive in the BIOS?
Also, make sure it is not listed in the Boot Order (in the BIOS) as well, making sure it's set to CD/DVD then Hard Drive. See if it will work then.
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no error message computer just will not boot, boot order is hardrive, cd
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the same thing happens in windows xp professional 32 bit, shows floppy drive if you disable it computer will not boot
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What is is the exact name of the item you are disabling in the BIOS, e.g Floppy Drive, Floppy Controller, Seek Floppy etc

Also what is the model of your PC and do you know what BIOS you have, e.g Award BIOS, AMI BIOS etc.
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Floppy Drive, I have a gigabyte ep45-ud3r motherboard AWARD BIOS , i bult my pc
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Thanks for that info...

Go into the BIOS and go to the screen below.

Make sure:
Drive A = None
Floppy 3 Mode Support = Disabled
Halt On = All, But Diskette
Save the changes and see if it works

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Same problem and it takes multiple power downs reboots to finally get windows to reboot!!!!!!!!!!! Do think there is some problem with my motherboard?
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Hmmm, possiblity it may be the Motherboard. Try Load Fail-Safe Defaults, then Press F10 and save the changes and see what its like then. If its OK, try those changes I suggested a couple of posts above again and let me know how you get on.
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