cpu boot problems
i am having trouble getting my 486dx2/66 to boot to a floppy.i am using a win 98 system to format the floppy(command com)but it gives message not ready reading drive a:.i have tryed three different floppy drives all will light up and spin but all give the same message.what could be causing this?everything in the bios looks correct but i could be wrong.could the cables be crossed?could i have driver problems?motherboard?.one note i just bought these 486,s(2) from a guy i know and both do the same thing.could i have jumper settings wrong?any help would be nice.thank you,
Is the drive connected before or after the twist in the cable?
what files do you have on the floppy disk? to make a bootable floppy in win98, go to start/settings/control panel/add remove programs, click on the startup disk tab and click on the create start up disk button. this will give you a bootable start up disk.
you lost me with the twist in the cable.it is connected at the split in the ribbon.the floppy i am using has command com only but it will boot 4 other 486,s that i have as well as my win98 sys.
if the ribbon cable has 3 connectors, the middle one is for the "b" drive(before the twist) and the end one is for the "a" drive(after the twist). Its been a while since ive worked on a 486 but i dont think the "b" drive will work unless there is also an "a" drive connected.
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