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FLOPPY DISK WHERE DO I PUT A FLOOPY DISK INTO A EMACHINES COMPUTER?

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If it is a new machine the chances are it doesn't have a floppy drive, they are becoming quite rare these days since they perfected bootable CD's

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My Dell optiplex 210L boots up into a menu that says floppy seek failure strike f1 to continue f2 to run utility


You took your battery out and your computer lost all memory of what components it has installed. Hit F2 to get into the System Bios Setup. Look for your Disk drives and you will see your floopy disk drive there also. You should set the Floppy to Not Installed or None. It is probably set to Auto or 1.44.

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Where is the disk drive for a floppy disk located at on the tower


Sorry, but it appears that the EMachines model W3503 does not have a floppy disk drive installed. See this link: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-w3503/1707-3118_7-32178774.html

Floppy disks are obsolete at this point. If you have data on a floppy disk that you wish to retrieve, see about getting help from someone you know who might have one on their computer system, or visit a public library (you might be able to offload the floppy disk contents and e-mail them to yourself).

Most people use USB flash drives now. They are far more reliable and have enormous capacity. Definitely get one if you don't have it. The W3503 computer has several USB ports on it.

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I have an older computer and it takes windows 98, what i need to know is how to down load the 98 boot disk onto a cd that is in the lap top it has no floopy disk, my computer has been up graded with...


www.bootdisk.com try that, but if you had xp on it then get into the bios or press f.1.2 at post & switch it to "boot from cd"(make sure your xp disk is in). It should re-boot & ask to press any key to boot from cd. Continue from there. Trying to put '98 on without a floppy drive can be tricky to say the least. You'll need to find a way to load the windows dos based cd driver, from a cd just to get to the next step of the install. Avoid using 98 unless you really,really need it.

May 13, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX150 PC Desktop

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Compaq presario sr215onx wont boot up


Go to bootdisk.com and download boot files for your operating system (ex. Windows XP). There are software for floppy disk which is the easier way to get your boot files. If you do not have a floopy you will have to get the CD files, there you have all the instructions how to get the CD. Once you get the files, insert the floopy or the CD and reboot your computer. The filse should be installed automatically, if not do it manually and reboot computer again.

Oct 29, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR2150NX PC Desktop

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Floppy diskette seek failure


try to go to bios setup and change the boot priority for the devices, by setting first priority to your Hard Disk , and then your CD Rom and last to the floopy disk..

Jul 10, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I have a Dim8400 when starting I get 2 beeps then a black screen


Ok to fix that go into your bios when your starting your pc F2, Del are usually the common buttons to get into the bios.
Once in there will be an option somewhere for boot floopy seek, disable it and you won't have that problem anymore :)

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Feb 08, 2009 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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UNABLE TO READ A NEW, UNUSED FLOOPY DISK THAT I PUT NEW INFORMATION ONTO. THE ERROR, AS I CALL IT ASK ME IF I WISH TO FORMAT THE FLOPPY. IT REFUSES TO READ THE FLOPPY DISK WHICH HAS MY INCOME TAX INFO...


The disk may have unrecoverable formatting errors making it useless. Or your hardware could be on the failure.

If you absolutely must , try purchasing or borrowing an external floppy drive and try to save the information to the disk on the external drive. If if formats and works then you know your internal floppy drive is bad.

If it has the same problems as formatting it in your internal drive, then the floppy itself is bad.

If I may suggest , in the future it would be wiser to save all your data to a removable USB Flash Drive. They are very very inexpensive and cost a lot less then a box of floppies :)

Aug 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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I need Emergency Disk Floopy Content. If any body is having it please mail me.


If you need a emergency floppy disk go to http://www.bootdisk.com/. The emergency floppy disk only has boot files that enable you to possibly fix a windows issue.

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I have an old G3 and when I power it up it gives me a floopy disk in the middle of the screen with a ? mark flashing I have no start up floopy can you let me create one


You could try to start from the Disk Tools PPC (can be found here; the Disk Copy 6.3.3 utility, and another Mac with a floppy drive, would be required to make a bootable floppy from the disk image). Otherwise, an appropriate version of the operating system on CD will be needed.

Apr 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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