Sorry to but in here but not sure where to make a new post. I am now completly stumped and not sure what to do next. If you have access to another system it looks like there is a way to force the drive to with software. Once you have done this, can you get bios to recognise your drive? Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder: Anyway I am having the same problem as Eugene, I can install windows x64 but it just wont boot.

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Windows Explorer does NOT recognize the second drive. Add your comment asis this article You need to be a member to leave a comment.

Tue Nov 02, 3: Skoop Moderator et Subscriptor Registered: No, create an account now. I tried unpluging any other hardware leaving only the basic hardware components, same problem. So on your statement about the guide I looked it up.

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Not being a techy this is what is confusing me. Completed new installation disk to no avail. Do you already have an account? I order to help you, you have to provide a little more information. What’s new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. I understand how this is needed to load a new install of windows, but why is the disk not recognised by the BIOSm like qsus old one?


I shoulda Googled before posting here. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Ask a question and give support. Place a disk in your floppy drive. Have now bought a new SATA hard drive, and disconnected the old one.

Governing Guns, Preventing Plunder: Take it out of the PC and lay it on a non-conductive surface, keeping the power and data cables connected.

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Mon Nov 01, 4: I have located the Samsung Drive Manager software, however it is a utility that produces asux necessary diskette and when I press make disk it keeps telling me that the write protected tab needs to be closed and it is, so getting nowhere. My floppy drive is an external one connected via USB to the laptop I am using.

If not it will proberly be a waste of time trying installing anything on it. Setup loaded some files, then asked the F6 question. I had the Via floppy in A:.


TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. I have no problem booting x86 32 bit windows but whenever i try booting windows 64 my pc just keep restarting before it gets into windows. Unfortunately, I do not have a floppy drive or cd burner around.

Sun Oct 31, Jun 18, Posts: What is the hdd mode set to in the bios? Everything works great — no problems.

This will not remove any data from your drives. I booted from the XP CD.