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Windows 98SE. Floppy & CD drives not working.

Get following messages:

D: is not accessible. A device attached to the system is not functioning.

A: is not accessible. The device is not ready.

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Possibly an IDE problem on the motherboard. Open up the PC and check the leads havent come out, there are 2 - a ribbon cable and a power lead. It could be the power supply is faulty. This is unlikely Windows more likely hardware. Does BIOS detect the drives as it loads?

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Many of you might have faced issue called windows – drive not ready and a message ” exception Processing Message c0000a3 parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c” right below of that. It will keep disturb you every now and then even if you close this number of times This normally happens when you remove a drive like Floppy drive, CD Drive or Pen drives from its working conditions without proper instructions. You will get this error message when you remove a CD/DVD from CD/DVD drive during a process happening form CD/DVD like installing software or accessing files etc.

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In that situations the programs seeking the files from the drives but its not finding there.So we are getting this error.

You can see the error below.

Here is the steps to solve the issue:

a) Simply put a CD/DVD in to the CD/DVD drive and click on Continue.

b) Open the CPU box and make sure all the data cables connected properly.Like data cable for Floppy drive and CD/DVD Drives.

c) Go to BIOS and disable the Drives which you are not using. Nowadays mostly nobody uses Floppy drive. So you can disable Floppy drive. You can disable unused IDE or SATA ports in bios.Save the settings and restart your PC, Now you will not get the annoying pop ups now.

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When uploading windows 7 I get a message: Can't load windows at this time because of a hardware configuration problem or I get missing NTLDR how do i fix this?


First make sure there are no Disks in any of the drives CD , Floppy and Usb
Computer is booting from a non-bootable source. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.

Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32

New hard disk drive being added. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS. Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CDROM First verify that no FLOPPY DISKS or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive including IDE,SATA if ita flat 40 pin ribbon type it will be the first to fail. The leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections Computers need power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

also When NTLDR is missing from your operating system it means that there is a problem with your boot loader, a bootstrap process that begins when you turn on the computer. A missing NTLDR means that your computer cannot boot to the operating system. This issue is only a problem on computers running Windows XP or previous operating systems as Windows 7 and Vista don't utilize NTLDR. Fixing the missing NTLDR is relatively easy so long as you have your installation disc.
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or If you've started your Windows XP computer and you see an error message to the effect that the "NTLDR" file is missing or corrupted, you've probably also noticed that the computer refuses to boot any further. This is because the NTLDR file is an integral part of the boot process and needs to be restored before the boot process can proceed normally.

Insert your Windows XP disc into your computer. Restart the computer and press any key on your keyboard when the message prompting you to do so appears. Press the "R" key to open the Recovery Console and then press "1" and "Enter" in order to select your operating system. Type in your Administrator password (if needed) and press "Enter." Type "copy d:\i386\ntldr c:\" and press "Enter" and then type "copy d:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\" and press "Enter." Restart your computer and let it boot up normally. Since the NTLDR is freshly restored, the computer boots up properly. b> b>

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5 Save and exit the BIOS. Proceed with the next step if you see the "Non-system disk error" message again.
6 Restart the computer. Return to the BIOS' "Boot Options" screen by following the steps above, then set the "CD/DVD drive" as the primary boot device and the hard disk as the secondary boot device. Save and exit the BIOS.
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This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:
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Have a HP DV9500 laptop and I am trying to remove Windows Vista and install windows xp. When I get to the blue screen to start the install it says it can not locate my hard drive and the only option...


Hi.

I will explain you the issue.

The notebook is preinstalled with a SATA hard drive which needs seperate drivers to be installed inorder to get the hard drive detected. The drivers for the SATA can be installed only by using a floppy drive. As the notebook does not have a floppy drive installed, we can either try disabling the SATA native support in BIOS or install the drivers with the help of a USB floppy drive.

If the USB floppy drive is not available, you have the alternative steps to install the SATA driver.
Please refer the following link to install SATA driver without the USB floppy drive:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4864999/sata

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If you have the Floppy drive you can install the SATA driver.

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2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. A diskette containing the driver is created, and the driver files are also made available at c:\swsetup\sp37005. If you choose to cancel diskette creation, you will need to copy the driver files to the chosen media.

Installation Instructions:

NOTE: A USB diskette (floppy) drive is required to use this driver. If an external USB diskette drive is used, ensure that it is plugged into the system before starting Step 1.

1. Insert the operating system CD, and Power On the notebook to boot
from the CD.

2. At the very beginning of the operating system installation, the following prompt is displayed at the bottom of the screen:

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When the prompt is displayed, press F6.

3. Later in the operating system installation, you are notified that a mass storage device could not be detected. When this notification occurs, press S (S=Specify Additional Device).

4. When prompted, insert the diskette that was created from the SoftPaq file, and then press Enter.

5. Select "Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E/M)" and press Enter.

NOTE: At this point, the following prompt MAY be displayed, depending on the version of your operating system CD. If the prompt is displayed, press Enter to use the default Windows driver and continue, if it is not displayed, continue with Step 6. The prompt reads as follows:

Windows already has a driver that you can use for
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Unless the device manufacturer prefers that you use the driver on the floppy disk, you should use the driver in Windows.

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6. Continue with the operating system installation, as prompted.

NOTE: If a problem is encountered when using the external USB floppy drive, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 916196: "A connected USB floppy disk drive does not work when you press F6 to install mass storage drivers during the Windows XP installation process."

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