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post #1 of 30
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when i turn my computer on it says floppy disk fail (40) which stops me from pressing [esc] to go to boot options.

it says press f1 to continue or DEL to enter setup at the bottom

when i press f1 to continue it comes up with:

NVIDIA Boot Agent 253.0543
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting NVIDIA Boot Agent


it says this four times and at the end of the 5th it says

DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

this is a new computer i built today cannot even get it to start properly!
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post #2 of 30
System specs would help us a little.
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post #3 of 30
Have you installed windows yet and have you set up the boot order. Have you got a floppy drive installed. It's very hard to help with so little information
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post #4 of 30
Thread Starter 
q6600
EVGA 780i
TRUE cooler
Maxtor 500gb harddrive
samsung optical drive
Corsair 750W power supply
Gainward 9600gt gpu

can get exact names if needed
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post #5 of 30
Thread Starter 
i dont have a floppy installed i dont even own one but it says that at the start up


i dont have windows installed as i cant even get it to boot from the windows disk, i cant get it to do anything! theres little i can do, it jst says press f1 to continue and del to enter setup but cant get any further than these
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post #6 of 30
You have set it to boot from LAN, go back into BIOS and tell it to boot from CD in the boot order.
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post #7 of 30
go into your bios by hitting del instead and turn off you floppy drive and make sure all the settings are correct and the computer is seeing the hard drive
post #8 of 30
disable the floppy drive in the bios and then set the boot order for :

CD
HDD or HDD0 (dependent on bios

you can set any other boot devices to disabled.

You can then boot from the windows CD
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD 500GB SATA 2 2 x SATA DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32" HD TFT on HDMI 
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post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 
how do i disable the floppy drive?
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post #10 of 30
in the section of bios where you set the date and time it also lists what drives you have. Find the one which say floppy drive and change the value by pressing pgup/pgdn or +/-. When it says disabled, Stop.

Do the same for the boot order.
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2 x WD 500GB SATA 2 2 x SATA DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32" HD TFT on HDMI 
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Mouse Pad
Desk 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom 9600 BE Asus M3A32-MVP Deluxe Watercooled Saphire 1GB 3870 X2 4 GB DDR2 800 OCZ HTC Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD 500GB SATA 2 2 x SATA DVD-RW Vista Ultimate 32" HD TFT on HDMI 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Zalman 850 Watt Heatpipe cooled Gigabyte Mercury 3D Genius Navigator 525 
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Desk 
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