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If the screen shows running in lower power as an error. I think your powersupply isn't supplying enough power to the computer, and probably needs to be replaced.

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If you replied with can't remember or ages ago then it is time you disable your floppy drive as it is now virtually an obsolete piece of hardware and secondly the actual drives are no longer made for internal use anymore the USB counterparts are just as good if not better.

If you answered just the other day then it is most likely that it has failed and that you will still have to follow y fix and purchase a USB external floppy drive.

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Ok start up the computer and when you get the chance to enter your cmos screen enter it then find where your floppy drive , hard drive setting are disable your floppy drive, then save your changes and exit let your pc restart and this should solve your problem if you do this and you still have the error occurring then please contact your pc's manufacturer for further technical assistance.

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If there is no floppy disk drive on your computer, turn the computer off, restart it and watch the screen for which key it says to hit to get into the System Bios or System Setup and hit that key. You have to hit the key when you see the message or it will not work and you will have to reboot it. Once you get into the bios check your devices and drives for the Floppy drive and set it to None or Not available ( It is probably set on auto or enabled). Also check your Boot Sequence or Boot Order in the bios and remove the Floppy Disk from being in the boot sequence or set it to be after the Hard Drive and CD Drive.

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There's any number of reasons why you would experience such problems and also various solutions that might work.
- One of the keys on your PS2 connected keyboard might be stuck and your PC's BIOS assumes you're trying to boot from your floppy drive at the boot up sequence. Check your motherboard's manual for what key that might be and visually inspect it if it's stuck or there's signs of any el. conducting liquids under it or around its base. If such is the case, try rocking the stuck key gently until it gives and returns to its proper position or help it up with a toothpick. You can also use a dull tipped tootpick or soft cotton earbud to clean underneath it, if needed.
- Your PC's BIOS is set so that floppy drive is your first boot device and you forgot to remove non-system floppy disk in it. Remove the disk from the drive and see if your error disappears.
- Your floppy disk drive (FDD) might be corrupt and causing other el. problems on your motherboard, possibly including confusion in the sleep states of your PC. Try disconnecting the power cord off your FDD and see if that helps.
- If you don't really need your floppy disk drive, go to your motherboards BIOS (see manual for how to do that or follow on-screen instructions at boot-up sequence) and either disable your FDD completely, or change the boot-up order so it's not listed before your optical drive and your hard drive. Save changes and reboot.
- Your floppy disk drive might be dead and your motherboard's controller has problems reading from it (regardless if there's disk in it or not). Disconnect power cord and the signal cable from your floppy drive and reboot your PC.
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Also, check that there are no floppy disks in, or a CD/DVD - as this may cause a problem.

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