I bought a new Lian-Li case which came in yesterday. I basically wanted to get rid of my 6 year old chieftec case which collected dust like no other and was just too big for my tastes.
Anyway, I decided not to include my floppy drive or my Zip drive in the new case. So upon firing it back up and entering bios, I switched the order to boot from the HDD first and disabled the floppy option. However, when I did this, I got a Disk boot failure message. So I did what someone suggested and Made my DVD the first bootable device and it worked fine and I can boot into any of my HDD's.
My question is why did it do that? I cleared the CMOS, reset bios etc, yet it still craves my floppy drive!
After I gutted out my old case, I left the floppy out and had this as my boot order
I did not like this and gave me boot disk failure, even though I reset the bios. there is a setting to disable the floppy and I did disable that. However when I changed the boot order to this
it worked with no problem. It was still looking for removable storage, i.e, the floppy, however the DVD curbed its craving for the floppy. I guess my MoBo missed its floppy drive. Maybe I should put it back in so he is happy
those settings are mutually exclusive. just because you disabled the device, you shouldn't expect all floppy references to be cleared from the bios. since you had floppy first in the boot order, it still looked for the device. in your case the device was disabled, so the system thought there was a problem.