PC booting but its not recognizing floppy drive, the floppy drive is good because I took it and the floppy ribbon out of a working pc. So I know the floppy drive is good and works fine.
I went into BIOS booting selection and made sure BIOS was set to boot up and find IDE 1st. then CD Rom 2nd. and Floppy A: 3rd in boot sequence and saved it. I even rebooted pc and then went back into BIOS settings to see if it had in deed saved settings to make sure floppy drive was looked for by the pc to boot up from a boot disk. "I know the boot disk is fine cause I tried it in a working pc" "I also know the floppy drive is good, because I took it out of a working pc as well" doing this to eliminate what could be problems with the pc not booting up with floppy drive with boot disk. I also put in my bootable CD of WinME Corp. edition in CD Rom drive and tried to boot up with it. (NOTE THIS: I had used a working pc to wipe, fdisk and then format with Fat32 for the IDE 6.4 Gig Hard drive, which currently does not have an OS on it but ready to go). I also made sure the floppy ribbon to the MB is plugged in correctly as well.
When the pc booting up, with a WinME boot disk and also a bootable Windows ME Crop. adition CD in CD Rom drive it still don't bother looking at the floppy drive and it goes on to look for the CD Rom drive and it finds it and starts what it looks like to read the CD but still doesn't. It then goes and trys to look at floppy drive A: again and over and over.
I noticed the floppy drive green led light stays on constantly soon as you push the power button on.... that I know isn't just zackly right.
I said hummm... I know I got the floppy ribbon on correctly but any how, I powered it off again and then unplugged the floppy drive MB grey ribbon and plugged it up oposite and tried booting up the pc. The green light wasn't on when you first booted up the pc but while it went on to boot up, a ERROR message came up on black screen saying that so I know I had it before plugged in correctly.
This same buddy im helpn him with his emachine tonight dropped by and has a older pc, its like a Pentium 133 Mhz. or 166 Mhz. or so pc.
The older pc is a built no name pc.
It has a gold looking motherboard, can't find on the motherboard what brand it is even. The BIOS is American Megatrends 24Hr. burn in chip on it.
When it boots up and shows black screen showing loading and checking memory and so on and show like things are ok but mmm all the above troubles.
Is it a bad motherboard?
Thanks for any help!
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