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When i power the pc, the booting process stops at this message: "floppy image loaded". I can not do anything since the curser is unresposive. Jack

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If you have any flash drives, external drives hooked up, disconnect them. Also, if you have a 3.5" floppy drive, get the disk out of there.

When the computer is loading, look for an option (usually at the bottom of the screen,) that says enter BIOS. Usually is F1 or the Delete key.

*Disclaimer* If you do not know what you are doing the the BIOS, do not mess around with it.

Scroll through the options, using the keyboard, and look for something similar to 'Boot Device Priority.'

Now, unless you still do have a 3.5" floppy drive connected, you will want your first boot device priority to be the C: drive (Default system partition with Windows.)

It just seems like some drive on your computer is trying to boot something, maybe emulating a floppy drive to do so.

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