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Floppy drive 3rd time round with ya

Dont know if you got this last one so i am sending it again cuz i forgot to login

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how do i log into DOS mode in supervisor mode and not user modeand yes yes i know F1on boot and im not talking bout computer adminastrator, if you log in your BIOS and go over to where is says passwords there is a supervisor and a user. so inorder to do what you say and what i have trying to scence b4 i ever went looking for help months ago is to change on the BIOS where is says (LEGACY DICKETTE DRIVE A:.........dissabled) to(LEGACY DISKETTE DRIVE A:........enabled). it is changeable but i cant select it when i go down with the arrow it skips right over it.

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  • j bowser
    j bowser Oct 15, 2008

    the computer and OS in question is a HP pavilion 512w with XP home(SP3)

  • j bowser
    j bowser Oct 15, 2008

    you aint going to belive this but when i was restaring my computer too boot it in DOS insted of putting in my user password in for BIOS an idea poped in my head the password can only be 6 letters long and in setting a password for BIOS use you have to use all six place values, so as a last ditch try scence i never set one for the supervisor and there are uswaly a default password on stuff like 000000 and like cell phone are last 4 digits of number so in BIOS i tryed just pushing space 6 times for the password becaue it would take up every place value and it worked and i could change the disk A: drive........DAMN just think how much trouble i would of saved if i would of thought of that like a couple months ago...lol.. dang well just thought you should know in case you come across someone ealse with simalar problem.thinks for trying.


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Thank you for sending to me the whole info, cause I didn't have it.

Your issue occurs because of a problem with the Plug and Play BIOS used by some computers.

At this point to resolve this issue, I suggest to look at HP website for an updated BIOS for your computer.

But You must to know that the BIOS can be write-protected. If that is the case (it is not usually necessary), before the BIOS can be updated, its write-protection has to be disabled by changing a jumper setting on the motherboard itself, or by changing a setting in the BIOS itself. If this needs to be done , the motherboard's user manual will provide the required information in the section devoted to the BIOS.

Get also the info of your motherboard computer (usually from the website manufacturer)
downloading the manual to check the settings.

I will try to find that data for you to help you out with this issue.


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Posted on Oct 15, 2008

  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Oct 15, 2008

    By the way, did you check inside your computer if your floppy drive is connected properly to your motherboard?

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