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Floppy drive do not show up in boot sequence


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uhelp

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Hi Guys

I am currently fixing my friends old pentium 3. Since i have to reinstall xp from scratch i tried to boot from floopy, however when i go to boot sequence. The option of booting from floopy never shows up.

Can someone please help.

Thanks
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Why are you trying to boot from the floppy?? WinXP is self-booting.. as long as the first boot device is the cd-rom, all you need to do is put the XP cd into the drive and re-start the system..

XP install should start on it's own...

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Edited by Murray S., 27 July 2005 - 01:30 PM.

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I want to boot from floppy because i want to create partion on drive. Is it possible to partision using xp bootable cd. Also it would be helpful to know why you dont get option of booting from floppy.
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XP can be used to setup whatever you want.. You simply decide how large a main partition you want and install XP to that..

Once XP is installed and running, you go into Disk Management and set as many logical or extended partitions the rest oof the hdd will allow for..

The boot setup is determined by BIOS.. You need to boot into there to determine what is going to be used to boot with and in what order!!

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is the light on the floppy drive staying lit?
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