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GA-8SQ800 insert bios disk

My pc says insert bios floppy disk can someone help me out. This will not let me boot to windows or to a floppy cli.

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Sounds like your BIOS corrupted and you need to re-image.

Should have been a bootable floppy that came with the board. Boot on that and follow on screen instructions.

Don't have the floppy? Use the machine you used to post this problem and Google your brand, model number, drivers. Download the BIOS image routine from the site, run program you download, have a formatted blank floppy ready, insert floppy as instructed, follow on screen instructions, Re boot from floppy you just made.

That should fix you.

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