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25-05-2002, 07:19 PM
Any advice on this failure would be very much appreciated.
In the middle of a defrag,everything froze,no KB or mouse action,no ctr-alt-del.After a shutdown by doing a reset,it takes ages to try to boot with the following messages.
KeyB detected
Mouse detected
Fixed disk
Cd rom
3 beeps then FDC Failure
Press F1 to continue
After pressing F1, the setup screen appears at page 1 but with no KB or mouse to control anything it is not much use.
Thanks for any info.

25-05-2002, 11:22 PM
3 beeps is usually the memory has packed a sad - try with known good memory.

FDC failure - either the floppy drive has died, the cable is loose, or the I/O card/circuitry has died or all three.
Check the floppy cable is seated, or try a known good floppy cable, or a replacement floppy drive or a replace I/O card.

26-05-2002, 08:53 AM
Hi,
Thanks for the info.
Regards,
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